Renee Hammond obtained her B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 1989 and her Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University in December of 1989. She was awarded a partial scholarship for her paralegal studies at Roosevelt University for her legal research submission on the issue of surrogacy contracts. While attending Roosevelt University she began working as a file clerk at a Chicago Law firm handling personal injury and workers' compensation claims. For more than 25 years, Renee has worked in the areas of personal injury, environmental and general litigation, and family law in Chicago, Austin, and Madison. She has extensive trial preparation experience and over the past six (6) years while working with David Joanis in the area of family law.
She has two teenage daughters who are in competitive gymnastics so any free time is absorbed with attending meets around the country and serving as the President on the board of the parent-run booster club. Renee also enjoys working out, camping, outdoor activities, and playing sand volleyball in the summers.