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  • Northern University Illinois College of Law, DeKalb, IL, May 1999, J.D.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, May 1994, B.A. History

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, November 1999
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Central District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2018


  • 3rd Vice President of the Illinois State Bar association
  • Board member of the Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Board member of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago
  • Board member of the Korean-American Bar Association of Chicago
  • Board member of the Prairie State Legal Services
  • Board member of the Lockport Township High School Dist. 205 Foundation

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Northern Illinois University College of Law Alumna of the Year
  • 2014-2015 ISBA Diversity Leadership Award
  • 2010 ISBA Board of Governors Award
  • 2008 Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association's Annual Achievement Award
  • 2006 NIU College of Law Young Alumnus of the Year Award


  • City of Lockport, City Attorney, Lockport, IL, 2017 to present
  • City of Peoria, Peoria, IL, Deputy Corporation Counsel/Interim Corporation Counsel/Senior Staff Attorney/Assistant Corporation Counsel, Peoria, IL, 2000-2017
  • Tazewell County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender-Juvenile Delinquency, Pekin, IL, 1999-2000
  • Williams & Associates, Associate, East Peoria, IL, 1999
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