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Amanda Pillsbury

Amanda Moira Pillsbury is an experienced Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney with over 16 years of courtroom experience.  She has helped protect – and ensure justice – for the most vulnerable members of our community including victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, kidnapping and homicide.

Amanda has made a difference in the judicial system by implementing a value system of fairness, accountability, respect, integrity and compassion.  She is dedicated to restoring faith in the justice system by strengthening the connection between the courts and local communities. 

Rated Qualified by the Chicago Bar Association, Amanda has served in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Felony Trial Division and as Trial Supervisor of the Felony Review Unit.  She also served in Felony Bond Court, Branch 66: Homicide and Sex Crimes Unit, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Sex Crimes Unit, the Grand Jury Unit, the Child Support Enforcement Division, and the Juvenile Delinquency and Child Protection Divisions of the Juvenile Justice Bureau.

Amanda is extremely active in her community, in particular helping young people and those considering a career in law.  She has served on the WISE (Women’s Insight and Support Through Education) Employee Resource Group, the Hiring and Recruitment Committee, and as a Mentor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.   She helped recruit potential students from diverse backgrounds for Chicago-Kent College of Law and volunteered with Lawyers in the Classroom, which helps 2nd to 8th grade students better understand the U.S. Constitution, the legal system, law-related careers and civil rights. 

Amanda has served as a Young Professionals Development Board Member for the Special Olympics, a fundraiser and participant in Walk Now for Autism, and participated in volunteer activities with The Oaks Apartments for seniors and people with disabilities in Oak Park.  She has coached Mock Trial and served as a Troop Volunteer for Girl Scouts of America.  Amanda is also a Board Member of Personal PAC and a volunteer with Democratic Citizens of Berwyn. 

Education and youth development have always been priorities for Amanda in her community service work.  She has coached baseball and girls softball for Western Springs Little League and Lyons Township Little League, fast pitch softball for Burr Ridge / Willowbrook and volleyball and cheerleading for St. Francis Borgia.  She has also volunteered for Lyons Football Club.

Amanda and her husband Phil live in Western Springs and have four children.  She is an active parishioner with St. John of the Cross and has served on their Parents Association, Birthday Board Committee, Fun Day Committee and as a volunteer teaching music, art and physical education to young students.  She also served on the Alumni Committee and Career Day Committee for both Mother Theodore Guerin and St. Francis Borgia Schools.   

Through her extensive legal and community work, Amanda Pillsbury has demonstrated she will be a Judge our entire community will be proud of.