Aly N. Harms
Aly joined Spesia & Taylor as a law clerk in August of 2021, prior to her admission to the Illinois Bar in October of 2021. She grew up in Gardner, Illinois, where she currently resides. Ms. Harms attended Lewis University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and a minor in both Political Science and Women’s Studies.
During her time at Lewis, she was co-chair of Theta Kappa Pi, a service sorority with it’s philanthropic focus on domestic violence awareness. With this organization, Ms. Harms dedicated time to Guardian Angel Community Services, a domestic violence shelter in Will County, Illinois. Prior to graduation, Aly interned with DuPage County Legal Aid as a paralegal. After graduating from Lewis University in 2016, Ms. Harms worked as a paralegal at a private law firm before attending the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in the fall of 2018.
Ms. Harms graduated from University of Illinois 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. She worked as a law clerk for a private law firm while in law school, interned as a judicial law clerk for the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Will County, and was a law clerk with the Illinois State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor. She volunteered with the Will County Access to Justice Program which assists self-represented litigants in navigating the legal system. In 2020, Ms. Harms received the Will County Women’s Bar Association Scholarship and looks forward to mentoring other young female attorneys in the future.