Alex Yorko received a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in History from Northern Illinois University in 2014. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he worked as a proofreader at an ad agency before beginning law school in 2015. In law school, Alex has gained a significant amount of legal experience. During the summer after his first year of law school, he clerked for the 23rd Judicial Circuit in DeKalb, Illinois where he gained experience in family law, criminal law, and civil litigation. He also volunteered as a research assistant to one of his professors where he helped draft articles related to family law, civil procedure, and agency law.
During his second year of law school, Alex participated in mock trial, placed second and won best written brief in his school’s internal moot court competition, and was a staff member of his school’s law review. Additionally, he was a law clerk at a family law firm in Chicago, he gained experience in insurance defense at an insurance defense firm in Chicago, and he drafted articles for a personal injury law firm. After his second year, Alex gained experience in criminal law by representing clients in court as a Rule 711 attorney at the DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office.
Now in his third year of law school, Alex continues to work for the Family law firm, is on the board of his moot court society, and is a lead articles editor for his school’s law review. On his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and his dog. He also likes to run, bike, swim, and hike. Alex has experience in criminal law, family law, personal injury law, and tax law. After graduation, he looks forward to pursuing a legal career in Colorado.