Ms. Radecke attended Gonzaga University for her undergraduate education where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. After graduating, she worked at the Public Defender’s Office in Spokane for two years as both a clerk and a social worker. As a social worker she provided individualistic care to her clients but had limited power to help them navigate the legal system, which was the reason she decided to become an attorney. Ms. Radecke then moved to Illinois in 2019 to begin her legal education at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
While attending law school, she worked in-house at a large municipality in Illinois and worked on both criminal and civil matters. The civil areas Ms. Radecke primarily handled were: personal injury, labor and employment law, municipal law, and constitutional law. On the criminal side, she attended traffic court weekly as a student-licensed prosecutor, completed several bench trials, and negotiated plea agreements. Ms. Radecke feels that having worked on both sides of the criminal sphere has provided her with a unique perspective that she applies in her holistic approach to lawyering.
Outside of her legal experience, Ms. Radecke taught an introductory literature course to undergraduate students at Northern Illinois University and she also served as the Vice President of the Latinx Law Student Association at her law school.
Currently, Ms. Radecke focuses her practice primarily representing landlords in various contexts such as contract negotiations, mediation, arbitration, eviction and ejectment representation.
Northern Illinois University College of Law, Cum Laude, Juris Doctor, 2022
Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2017
Awards and Honors:
Illinois Women’s Bar Foundation Scholarship Recipient
Publication in Kane County Bar Association Bar Brief Magazine