Esther Yahnig, ECY Law LLC
Esther is a freelance litigation attorney, providing litigation support to small firms and solo practitioners representing small and mid-sized businesses. She assists law firms on a per-project basis with research and writing tasks, including case evaluation memos, pleadings, motions and responses, so she is able to add capacity to small law firms without adding to overhead costs.
Esther is a skilled commercial litigation attorney with a broad range of experience counseling and representing corporate and governmental clients. Esther began her career with Sidley Austin LLP focusing on complex commercial litigation and class action defense. Esther left Sidley Austin to serve as Assistant General Counsel for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago where she counseled internal clients on a wide range of legal matters. Esther also served as the acting General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice where she managed litigation, negotiated and approved contracts, and provided legal support for the department’s executive team. Esther is a skilled litigator with experience at the state, federal, and appellate levels and a capable legal advisor.
Esther received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2007 where she served as an Associate Editor for the Law Review and participated in the Frederick Green Moot Court National Team.