Amy Kosanovich Dickerson serves as co-chair of the firm's K-12 Education Practice Group. Amy represents educational institutions, including public school districts, charter schools, private schools, and higher education institutions, as well as education-related organizations, in a variety of education law matters. Amy primarily counsels clients in student and labor and employment issues including student rights, student discipline, discrimination and harassment, abuse and neglect and other matters involving the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), early childhood, special education, Title IX investigations, employee and teacher evaluation, employee discipline and dismissal, and policy and governance issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Amy served as the law clerk for the Honorable Morton Denlow, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois. During law school, Amy was a Child Law Fellow with the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the executive editor of student articles for the school’s Law Journal, and senior editor of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. Amy received awards for Leadership, Service and Pro Bono Recognition while at Loyola, and awards for highest grade in Constitutional Law, Legal Writing, and Family Law. Prior to attending law school, Amy taught fifth and sixth grades in the District of Columbia Public School System as a Teach for America Corps Member.
Amy is an active member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys and frequently speaks on education law topics at various bar association and school administrator association events. She is also a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. Amy currently serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law teaching Education Law and Policy. She has also served as a faculty member for Loyola’s Childlaw Trial Practice course and has previously served as a legal writing professor.
Amy participates in various community interest initiatives with Franczek P.C., including leading the Firm’s Education Law Practicum program with Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Amy enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family, including her twin daughters and twin sons.
Amy has been recognized by Leading Lawyers magazine since 2015.