Angelica W. Wawrzynek

Angelica W. Wawrzynek

Angelica W. Wawrzynek

  • The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm
  • 6009 Park Drive Charleston, IL 61920
  • 217-639-7800

Angel completed both her undergraduate degree (in Mathematics) and her law degree at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Since graduation, Angel has been active in the Illinois State Bar Association ("ISBA"). From 2010-2015, Angel served on the ISBA Young Lawyers Division Council. From 2012-2013, she served on the ISBA Lawyers Feeding Illinois Task Force. She was elected to the ISBA Board of Governors in 2013 and was honored with the ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award that same year. From 2015-2016, she served on the Future of Legal Services Task Force. In 2016, Angel was re-elected to the ISBA Board of Governors, was elected Treasurer of the ISBA, and was appointed as a Director of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois. Angel continues to actively contribute and participate in the ISBA committees she serves as Board Liaison; including the Animal Law, Mineral Law, and Judicial Evaluations committees.

Angel believes that being an active participant genuinely helps move important conversations forward. Indicative of her efforts outside of the ISBA, in 2012, Angel received the ECIWAA Award for Service to the Community. Since 2014, Angel has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers Association as well as an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers organization. Angel was the Treasurer/Secretary of the Coles-Cumberland Bar Association from 2011 until 2016, and served as the Chair of the 5th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee from 2013 until 2016.

During the day, Angel focuses on representing local business and helping individuals with their estate plans. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading. Angel lives in Mattoon, Illinois with her husband, Brett; their dog, Abbie; and their cat, Zoey.

 

Publications

Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook, 2016 edition- Co-author, Chapter 21- Tort Law

The 22 chapters in this publication set out elements of causes of action, detail procedural issues such as pleading requirements and parties, explain damages and defenses, analyze insurance and settlement issues, and much more. The authors are practicing Missouri attorneys who provide practical advice, trial tips and discuss evidentiary and proof issues.

Areas of Practice