Alicia’s interest in the legal/criminal justice systems emerged at a young age. At age 11, her grandmother fell victim to a heinous crime. The trial that followed lit a fire in Alicia that made her want to understand the legal system inside and out. Growing up she wanted to help people, to be the voice for those who can’t defend themselves, and to help people navigate the justice system. She took her passion, motivation and empathy to law school, ready to make her impact on the world.
As a young woman, Alicia found herself back in court. This time she entered family court as a single mother and subsequently, with the adoption of her son. She believes her collective personal court experiences enable her to relate, and provide confidence to those who may feel intimidated by judges, courtrooms or the legal process.
Prior to law school, Alicia worked as a paralegal focused on real estate law and family and divorce law. During law school she had the opportunity to clerk with Quinn Johnston and she returned after graduation. Alicia focuses her practice in civil defense and medical malpractice. She is grateful to be part of a firm that encourages a positive work-life balance, something that is important to Alicia and her family.
Alicia was born and raised in the Peoria area and now lives in Washington, Illinois with her husband and their son.
Illinois State Bar Association
Peoria County Bar Association
- J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 2021
- B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois, Springfield, Springfield, Illinois, 2019