Akendita Amoro

Associate

Akendita earned her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University – Pettit College of Law. While in law school, she served in key roles for several organizations including Secretary for the Student Bar Association, Treasurer for the Immigration Law Association, President of the Christian Legal Society, and Auction Chairperson for the Public Interest Law Association. Prior to studying law, Akendita attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Work, graduating with honors. Akendita is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.

Before joining Patton & Ryan, LLC in Chicago, Akendita spent time in several roles gaining valuable legal experience. Most recently, she worked at an employment firm as an Appeals Referee and in Fraud Detection where she assisted with matters relating to unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Her other previous roles included serving as a Trademark Attorney for an Intellectual Property firm where she advised on the adoption and selection of new trademarks while guiding and supporting clients throughout the trademark application process. While in law school, she worked as a Research Assistant to Associate Dean Deidré Keller. This role allowed her to gain experience with extensive legal research, preparing findings into well-cited reports for review, as well as meeting tight deadlines utilizing efficient methods and strategies. Akendita also spent time as a Judicial Extern to Magistrate Robroy L. Crow at Hancock County Common Pleas Court and as a Legal Extern for the Hancock County Public Defender’s Office, both in Findlay, Ohio.

Education

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at Ghana, B.A. Sociology & Social Work, 2015
  • Ohio Northern University at Ada, J.D., 2020

Admissions

Illinois, 2021

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Achievement for Distinction in Exceptional Pro Bono Services – Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2019
  • Dean’s List – Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, Fall 2019

Hobbies

Baking and Gardening