Reese (Cherissa) Krajniak

Managing Attorney

Reese Krajniak graduated Marquette University with a B.A. in Sociology. Reese then went on to Law School and graduated from FCSL December of 2009 with Honors where she was involved in the Pro Bono Clinic donating over 200 legal hours to the under-served community in the areas of Immigration and Public Benefits Law.


While taking on a more than full-time course load and completing her clinic hours, Reese graduated early in her class being one of the only few students completing her studies in a little over 2 years. Reese then went on to passing the bar exam in 2010 and became a licensed practicing attorney. She opened her own practice in 2010 in downtown Chicago and because of her entrepreneurial spirit she had a thriving legal practice for several years. She cultivated the idea of opening a non-profit offering sliding scale fees for over a year before Legal-Ease Law Clinic was finally established in 2018 with Reese as one of the Board of Directors and as the Executive Managing Director. She is very active in the local chamber of commerce, Chamber 630 where she was recently recognized for her drive, professionalism, and community involvement.


Reese has a very active personal lifestyle and enjoys: rollerskating, yoga, hiking, camping, off-road riding and motorcycle/off-road/automotive racing. Reese has a passion for British Cars, especially classic Minis. She is a member of the Chicago Mini Motoring Club and is active as well in the Illinois Sports Owners Association. She currently owns a 1974 Classic Mini and a 1964 Triumph Spitfire.

B.A. in Sociology, Marquette University 2007
J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law 2009


Young Professional of the Year - Chamber630 2018

Pro Bono Honors - FCSL 2009


Chamber630 Board of Directors

DuPage County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association

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