Ms. Baumann graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Law in 1992, receiving that year, the Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service. Immediately after sitting for the Bar Examination, she began working as an intern at the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, where she assisted with felony jury trials. After leaving the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, she began working at a small boutique firm specializing in First Amendment law, where she represented persons restrained from engaging in constitutionally protected speech. In 1996, Ms. Baumann opened her own law office where she continued to litigate issues of constitutional import.
Deidre Baumann is the owner of Baumann & Shuldiner, a civil litigation practice. Ms. Baumann appears in both State and Federal Courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, on a wide variety of matters, including personal injury, civil rights, and employment discrimination.
Deidre was a lead counsel in the Burr Oak Cemetery litigation, having filed the first class action suit in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Deidre Baumann has been an active member of the Bar. She currently chairs the General Practice and Small Firm Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, serves as secretary for the Federal Civil Practice Committee of the Illinois State Bar, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and on the Board of the Decalogue Foundation. She has served as president of both the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the North Suburban Bar Association, has served on the Executive Boards for the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women, and chaired, for many years, the Suburban Bar Coalition. She has additionally served on the Public Affairs and Interfaith Committees of the Chicago Bar Association.
Ms. Baumann is an active member of her community. She is a long-time officer and board member of the Lane Tech Alumni Association, Lane Tech being her High School Alma Mater, and since 2004, she has served as President of the Chicago/Cook County 4-H Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships for deserving 4-H youth who are attending a college or university.
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