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Amber L. Bishop



Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude

Western Illinois University, B.A., 2009, summa cum laude



Amber is dedicated to obtaining favorable outcomes for her clients in difficult cases. She once obtained a tax exemption that was previously denied by the Illinois Department of Revenue. Another time she was part of the litigation team that obtained a judgment for the turnover of silver bars in a fraudulent transfer case.

Amber handles foreclosures, collections, banking issues and real estate matters for clients in the financial services industry. She provides counsel on issues such as, non-payment on loans, breach of contracts and contract review in real estate transactions. She represents banks and individual clients in various types of litigation, including foreclosures and workout agreements, collections, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, fraudulent transfers and real estate transactions. In addition, she has experience in loan document review, tax appeals and tax exemption hearing.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association; McHenry County Bar Association; Crystal Lake Business Network 
  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association, Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law (2016-2017)
  • Committee Member: Crystal Lake Young Professionals 
  • Chair: McHenry County Bar Association Young/New Lawyers Group 2015-2016
  • Board of Governors: McHenry County Bar Association 2015-2016


  • Represents banking clients in all aspects of the residential and commercial foreclosure process including workout agreements, such as, consent foreclosures and deed in lieu agreements in multiple Illinois counties
  • Successfully appealed commercial real estate taxes in Cook County, Illinois saving the client a significant amount in real estate taxes each year
  • Represents buyers and sellers in all phases of real estate transactions in various Illinois counties
  • Represented a banking client in a fraudulent transfer of assets case in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Successfully obtained a tax exemption for a charitable organization after initial denial by the Illinois Department of Revenue


  • In Brief: A Quarterly Publication of the McHenry Bar Association, May 2016
  • ISBA's Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter., February 1, 2015
  • Illinois State Bar Association's Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter, April 1, 2014
  • In Rem is Incomplete: Re-Thinking a Common Foreclosure Practice
    Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law Section Council Newsletter, February 2013
  • Silence: Does it Invoke or Waive an Accused Suspect’s Right to Remain Silent?
    Kane County Bar Briefs, June 2011

Presentations & Events

  • The Role of a Managing Editor
    National Conference of Law Reviews, March 31, 2012
  • Law School Expectations
    Western Illinois University Pre-law Symposium, February 20, 2012