Brendan J. Reilly
Brendan was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. He attended high school at Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois from 2001 to 2005.
Brendan attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2005 to 2008. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts and Liberal Sciences in History. Brendan also had a strong focus on Political Science. From January 2008 through May 2008, he lived in Washington, D.C. and worked as a legislative intern for Hon. Peter Roskam (IL-6th). From May 2008 to August 2008, Brendan worked as an intern for Hon. Peter Roskam in his Illinois district office with a focus on constituent services. In September 2008, Brendan began working part-time for the Congressman as a grant coordinator, assisting local municipalities in applying for federal grants. Brendan took on the job full-time in January 2009 after completing his degree at the University of Illinois.
Brendan attended law school at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law from August 2009 to May 2012. Brendan focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law, workers' compensation and family law during his time in law school. From May 2011 to August 2011, he worked as a law clerk for the Illinois Attorney General's Office Workers' Compensation Bureau. Later, he worked as a law clerk for the Chicago Park District from September 2011 to April 2012. In this role, he focused on workers' compensation disputes and general tort defense.
In his third year of law school, Brendan worked as a 711 Student Practitioner in the Loyola Community Law Clinic. The primary focus of the Loyola Community Law Clinic is to ensure low-income individuals were able to access valuable legal services. He worked on several guardianship cases, under the supervision of a practicing attorney, where he prepared recommendations for the Court about familial and custodial issues. He also gained experience in handling Cook County divorce proceedings.
After graduation from law school, Brendan passed the Illinois Bar and began practicing civil litigation at the law firm of Manetti & Griffith, Ltd. based in Oak Brook, IL. Brendan practiced will and trust litigation, estate administration and real estate litigation with a focus on foreclosure and replevin issues from November 2012 to June 2014. In June 2014, he began at Lynch Law Offices, P.C. where he primarily focuses on mortgage foreclosure defense, civil litigation defense, consumer bankruptcies, residential real estate transactions, estate planning and estate administration.
Areas of Practice
- 50% Consumer Bankruptcy
- 25% Mortgage Foreclosure Defense
- 5% Civil Litigation Defense
- 10% Residential Real Estate
- 10% Estate planning/Estate Administration/Probate
- 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Illinois, 2012
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2014
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. - 2012
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- Honors: Dean's List
- Major: History
Professional Associations and Memberships
- DuPage County Bar Association, Member
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Manetti & Griffith Ltd., Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2014
- Law Offices of Daniel O. Hands, Associate Attorney, 2014