Ellen A. Yearwood Ellen A. Yearwood

Ellen A. Yearwood received a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of several bar associations, including the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in all state and county courts in Illinois and is admitted to practice and trial-certified for the Northern District of Illinois federal court.

Ellen has served as a private arbitrator for commercial disputes and as a chair-qualified arbitrator in the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration program. She was appointed by then Illinois Governor Jim Edgar to the Department of Children and Family Services Advisory Council and appointed by two successive mayors to the City of Des Plaines Library Board of Trustees. She most recently was appointed a commissioner of the Des Plaines Civil Service Commission.

Ellen has volunteered with LifeSpan, a Des Plaines based agency serving survivors of domestic violence, with the Des Plaines Kiwanis Club, and with several political campaigns. She has served on several not for profit boards of directors, holding offices in each, including the National Organization for Women, Illinois and Des Plaines/ Park Ridge Chapters; Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault; the American Association of University Women, Illinois and Northwest Suburban branches; and the Illinois NOW Legal and Education Fund.

Previously, Ellen worked as a computer systems consultant designing systems for manufacturing plants for John Deere, International Harvester and Continental Can Company. She was a National Merit Scholar at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

Ellen's hobbies are reading, long walks, attending musical performances, and travel.

Nancy J. Bredberg Nancy J. Bredberg
Paralegal, Office Manager

Nancy J. Bredberg is a Legal Technology graduate from Harper College, receiving the Academic in Excellence Award for the Paralegal program. Besides working as a Paralegal for Yearwood and Associates, Nancy has maintained a small legal and tax library service since 1999.

She has been employed in many office positions including Debt Collections, Customer Service, Executive Administration and Law Firm Secretary.

When Nancy is not working, her family and dogs occupy her time. Recreational activities include reading and bowling.

Yearwood and Associates, Ltd

636 South River Road, Suite 104
Des Plaines, IL 60016-4624

Fax: 847.824.6771