Amanda works as a legal secretary and paralegal in the Illinois Office. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with honors and obtained her paralegal certification through EIU’s School of Continuing Education. Amanda has had experience working as a legal secretary in Champaign-Urbana at firms that concentrate in estate planning and adoption.
Ms. Andersen grew up in Mahomet and currently resides in Mansfield with her husband, daughter and their dog, Sunny. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with friends.
Bernadette Braun is a paralegal at Rincker Law, PLLC specializing in discovery and corporate matters. She works out of the Illinois office.
Bernadette has over ten years of experience in legal support roles in both law firms and law libraries. She has a masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science was West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Originally from south-central Pennsylvania, Bernadette worked in Washington D.C. for eight years before moving to Iowa City, Iowa. She then moved to Champaign, Illinois with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, and traveling to visit family.
Behwal A. Rasul is a young attorney licensed to practice law in Pakistan. He did his L.L.B from University of London. After practicing law for a few years, he decided to pursue his studies. In May 2018, he graduated with an LL.M. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His major interests are corporate law, investment promotion, intellectual property, trade, constitutional and criminal law.
Mr. Rasul started his legal practice working in a corporate, tax and service law firm, named Nishtar Kamran & Minallah. After getting himself an experience of one year in the corporate sector, he was sent to the firm’s Lahore office where he simultaneously started working in the office of the Advocate General, Punjab (where he worked as an intern prior to starting his legal practice as an Attorney) and a law firm named, Allied Legal Services as a Part-Time Research Associate Attorney to gain exposure in constitutional, civil and criminal matters.
Behwal is fluent is Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi and is currently studying Arabic and is currently studying for the New York bar.
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.
Kristin Martinez works in Rincker Law’s Illinois Office as a Legal Assistant. She has nearly 20 years experience in the health insurance industry, specializing in quality and customer service.
Originally from Southern Illinois, she now resides in Savoy, with her husband and three boys. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, music, and being outdoors with her kids.
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.