Aly N. Harms
Aly Harms joined Spesia & Taylor as an associate attorney in November of 2021. Ms. Harms received a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and a double minor in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. Ms. Harms then received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law.
While attending Lewis University for undergrad, she was co-chair of Theta Kappa Pi, a service sorority with its philanthropic focus on domestic violence awareness. With this organization, Ms. Harms devoted her time to Guardian Angel Community Services, a domestic violence shelter in Will County, Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Harms worked as a paralegal at a private law firm in Joliet.
Ms. Harms graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law in May of 2021 where she received her Juris Doctorate and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Lawyering Skills VI. In addition to working as a paralegal while in law school, Ms. Harms also clerked for the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Will County and was a law clerk with the Illinois State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor’s Office in Ottawa. In 2020, Ms. Harms received the Will County Women’s Bar Association Scholarship for an essay she wrote. Ms. Harms volunteers with the Will County Access to Justice Program which assists self-represented litigants in navigating the legal system and courts.
Since joining the firm, Ms. Harms works with the firm’s appellate and litigation teams in the following areas of law: commercial and contract litigation, civil rights and municipal litigation, and personal injury cases. She also currently serves as a local prosecutor for several of the firm’s municipal clients.