Linda Berry works as a bookkeeper in the Illinois office. She holds a BBA with a degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Linda spent 17 years working in corporate accounting. Most recently she has worked in inventory control and real estate/property management.
Linda proudly grew up in Hoopeston and currently resides in St. Joseph with her husband, three children and rescue dog, Emma. Her children are all extremely involved in multiple sports and she enjoys attending their games across the state and throughout the country as they compete at local and national levels. Linda enjoys running, biking and swimming and has competed in several 5K races. She hopes to expand into longer distances in the near future.
Proofreader and Editor
Kat earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law and is licensed to practice law in Illinois. During law school, she was a member of the College’s Trial Team and competed in moot court competitions, including being selected as a member of the team representing the College of Law at the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court External Competition in New York City. She was chosen to serve as the Executive Editor of the Bankruptcy Moot Court Editorial Board during her third year of law school. Kat undertook an externship with Judge Stephen Pacey at the Ford County Courthouse in Paxton, Illinois. She also worked as a law clerk with the Urbana office of Phebus & Koester and the Champaign office of Meyer Capel.
Kat has a solo practice, covering both transactional and litigation matters, and previously worked at the local firm of Beckett & Webber as an Associate Attorney, before joining Rincker Law, PLLC as a part-time proofreader/editor in its Illinois office.
Before law school, Kat earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois and spent 10 years working in non-profit and government administration. She volunteers as the Membership Chair for the League of Women Voters of Champaign County and as a judge for counseling and negotiating competitions at the University of Illinois College of Law.
File Clerk / Runner
Mariah Brookins is the File Clerk in the Champaign office. She grew up in Tuscola and is still a current resident of her hometown. When she isn’t traveling to go see her favorite nephew Jace in Omaha, she loves traveling both domestically (trying to visit all 50 states!) and abroad. On the weekends you can find her in the garden or by her pool. Time spent with her friends and family means the most to her.
Jill works as a Legal Assistant in the Illinois Office. A graduate of DePaul University (BS in Finance) and Aurora University (M.Ed), Jill has previously worked in corporate law as a Legal Secretary; has taught English, Social Studies, and Algebra at the Middle School and High School levels in Illinois and Alabama; and most recently worked in the insurance industry.
As a resident of Illinois, Jill enjoys spending time both with her family in Champaign, as well as time on the road visiting her children and grandchildren in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Jacksonville, Florida. When time permits and she is not on the road, Jill enjoys reading, cooking, mentoring youth, working in the yard, and values time with good friends and family.
Legal Assistant / Court Coordinator
Michelle is the Court Coordinator and Legal Assistant at the Champaign Office. She has earned her Associates in Criminal Justice and aims to complete her paralegal certificate soon. Michelle lives in Mahomet with her three sons, fiancé and stepson. She loves watching her boys wrestle and play football in Mahomet. Michelle enjoys baking and cake decorating for her friends and family. In her free time, she loves to fish, camp, hike and spend most of her time trying to keep up with her kids outside. Michelle also has two dogs, Rosie who is a French bulldog/Boston terrier mix and Ziggy who is a Dachshund/Mastiff mix.
Sarah joined Rincker Law as a Legal Assistant in the Champaign Office. She grew up in Lake County, Illinois and moved to Champaign-Urbana 12 years ago. Before working with Rincker Law, Sarah spent her days elbow-deep in frosting, as she was a cake decorator for nine years. If time allows, Sarah enjoys baking (her specialty being decorated cut-out cookies), trips to the local parks with her son, Jackson and husband, Reggie and traveling back north to spend time with family.