Amy Ohtani

Practice Groups:

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Civil Rights Litigation/Section 1983

Workers’ Compensation

Office Locations:

Rockford, IL

Phone: 815.963.4454

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts-Communication, DePaul University, 2004

Year Joined Firm

2016

 

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Amy Ohtani (Associate)

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Amy's legal career began working as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office in Rockford, Illinois.  She prosecuted various criminal matters ranging from felony financial crimes to felony crimes of violence including first-degree murder.  She has extensive litigation experience, having tried almost 30 cases in either a jury trial or bench trial setting.  In addition to trial experience, she has litigated numerous matters ranging from motions to suppress evidence to hearings on petitions for orders of protection for victims of crime.  Amy maintained good working relationships with local law enforcement agencies in the Rockford area to help streamline the process between reviewing cases for potential charges and preparing arrest warrants.  

Amy received her J.D. from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois where she gained practical experience working in the Civil Practice Clinic representing clients in matters involving contracts, wills and estates, and guardianship appointments. 

Amy received her Bachelor's Degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois in 2004.  She is currently a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Professional Associations

  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Amy regularly participates in races in the Rockford area to support various charitable foundations including Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Rockford Public Schools, and Rockford Fire and Police Chaplain's Division.