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Amy P. Engerman

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Itasca, Illinois

Amy received her law degree from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland in 1996 and began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Donald F. Johnson in the First Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland in Cambridge, Dorchester County. She was the Deputy State's Attorney for Dorchester County until 2002 when she moved back to her home state of Illinois and clerked for the Honorable Margaret Stanton McBride of the First District Appellate Court. In 2003, Amy joined the Kane County State's Attorney's Office where she became the supervisor of the Special Prosecution Unit, trying, among other specialized cases, elder abuse, arson, and white collar crime. In her tenure with the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, Amy has provided training to community groups on identity theft and other areas of public concern. She has also provided numerous trainings to police officers on search and seizure laws and updates on the changing law of narcotics crime. Amy was with the Civil Division of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office from 2007 to 2013. In that capacity, she defended the Kane County Sheriff's Office, deputies and corrections officers in a variety of suits in state and federal court, including excessive force and conditions of confinement. Amy is a 1989 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where she graduated with a double major in English and Broadcast Journalism.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Government Representation
  • Employment Discrimination Defense
  • Employee Internal Investigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2007


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. cum laude - 1996
    • Law Journal: Environmental Law Journal, Articles Editor, 1994 - 1996
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English/Broadcast Journalism

Published Works

  • Flow Control Ordinances Under the Dormant Commerce Clause : Unconstitutional Restraint on Commerce?, University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law, Issue 1 Vol 5, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kane County Bar Association, Member, 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kane County State's Attorney Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 2003 - 2013
  • Justice Margaret Stanton Mcbride, Judicial Law Clerk, 2002 - 2003
  • Dorchester County State's Attorney, Assistant State's Attorney, 1997 - 2002

Office Location

The Sotos Law Firm, P.C.
Phone: 630-735-3300
Fax: 630-773-0980

Itasca Office:
550 E. Devon Avenue
Suite 150
Itasca, IL 60143
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Chicago Office: (by appt only)
20 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
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