Brent Amato

Brent practiced transactional law in the Chicago area for forty years, specializing in corporate business and non-profit work.  That practice was split about equally between private practice as a partner at two law firms and in-house corporate practice for two publicly-traded companies, first as an Associate Counsel and then as General Counsel.  As of December 31, 2014 he retired from the practice of law.

Brent has sought to integrate his Christian faith and his law practice through (i) the Christian Legal Society (as former Board member and President and now Staff member, working with lawyers and law students); (ii) Peacemaker Ministries and Crossroads Resolution Group (as a Certified Christian Conciliator for conflict resolution, mentor and teacher); (iii) Administer Justice (whose mission is to meet the legal and spiritual needs of the poor) and (iv) Judson University (as a Business Law Adjunct Professor).

Over these years, Brent has been a speaker and teacher at national, regional and local law-related conferences.

Brent serves as an Elder, Community Group Coordinator and Leader at his Church.

Sports and grandparenting are his two favorite extra-curricular activities.

Brent is married to Sherrie (his “better seven-eights”) and has been blessed with two children and six grandchildren.

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Barnabas Fellow, Chicagoland