T&E Attorney, Angel Wawrzynek never shies away from a challenge. Angel believes that being actively involved in her community can truly make a difference. This belief is what led Angel to seek election as the Downstate Under 37 Representative for the ISBA Board of Governors.
From 2010-2015, Angel served as the Board Liaison for the ISBA Young Lawyers Division. In 2012, she received the ECIWAA Award for Service to the Community and in 2013, Angel was honored with the ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award. 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. Currently, Angel is the Treasurer/Secretary of the Coles-Cumberland Bar Association, and is the Chair of the 5th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee.
While Angel grew up in Oak Park, Illinois and enjoys spending time with her family in Winnebago County, she believes in the importance of serving the underrepresented people of downstate Illinois, where she lives and practices.
Angel actively contributes and participates in the ISBA committees she serves; including the Human Rights, Animal Law, Mineral Law, Judicial Advocacy Polls, and Solo and Small Firm Practice Institutions Planning committees. She believes that being an active participant genuinely helps move important conversations forward, and can assist fellow attorneys as they make educated decisions on important matters up for vote. As such, Angel was honored to speak at the Mid-Year ISBA Assembly in favor of a report prepared by the Task Force on Law School Curriculum.
In her spare time, Angel is proud to serve as a volunteer at the VA Clinic in Mattoon, Illinois and as Vice Regent of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.