Anne Yonover

Associate Chicago
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Summary

Anne is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation practice handling all aspects of litigation drafting pleadings, answering and drafting discovery, taking depositions and participating in cases that go to trial.  She was a member of a trial team that conducted a federal employment discrimination trial on the issue of damages in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Anne has conducted 20 administrative hearings where she has presented opening statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, and closing arguments.  She first-chaired a commercial arbitration hearing in the Circuit Court of Cook County involving an alleged breach of contract.  Anne has also successfully argued motions in both state and federal court.

Anne initiated a partnership with Ascend Justice’s Pro Bono Project, where she and several other Taft associates represent survivors of domestic violence who are seeking Orders of Protection.  As a lawyer with Ascend, Anne interviews survivors of domestic violence, drafts petitions and other pleadings, argues motions and conducts hearings.

Prior to joining Taft, Anne served as a law clerk and extern for the Honorable Charles P. Kocoras at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. While in law school, Anne was a law clerk for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and she worked for Illinois State Representative Ann Williams.

Anne received her J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and served as captain of the Bartlit Center Trial Team that placed first in the 2014 Midwest Regional Labor Law Competition. She has a B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, Bronze Tablet, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Anne is honored as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 for Business Litigation.  She is passionate about trial work and recently completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s (NITA) Building Trial Skills in Los Angeles, California.  Anne also completed the American Inns of Court National Advocacy Training Program.

Anne is conversational in Spanish and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Awards

  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2019 - present)

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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law (2015)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012)

Admissions

  • State - Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi Beta Kappa

    Member

  • Chicago Bar Association

    Investigator, Judicial Evaluation Committee
    Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Section, Moot Court Committee

  • The Chicago Inn of Court

    Member