He’s back! After a three year hiatus, Andrew Willis has returned to our firm in a new way.
Andrew’s connection to Mauck & Baker began when he was hired as the firm’s communications manager shortly after graduating from Liberty University in 2014. But a year and a half later, Andrew left to follow his calling to become a lawyer.
“Law school was a formative time for me in my professional and intellectual growth. Any lawyer will tell you that law school changes the way you think about problems,” Andrew said. “I never considered questions like ‘what is fair?’ and ‘what is just?’ to be complicated until they need to be applied in messy real life situations.”
Andrew received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and was president of the Federalist Society and Christian Legal Society Student Chapter. He also externed for Justice Bertina Lampkin of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and the Liberty Justice Center. His article on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act is being published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review. Prior to law school, Andrew worked in public policy in the Illinois General Assembly.
Upon graduation, Andrew enthusiastically returned to Mauck & Baker in 2019, having “prayed his way in.”
Now, Andrew looks forward to serving clients with efficiency and enthusiasm. “I have always seen my career as a ministry of sorts. As a believer, I want to serve God in my career. What’s great about Mauck & Baker is that we are explicit about it,” he said.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys camping, local history, and doting on his dog. He is engaged to his lovely fiancée, Sarah whom he met on a blind date and was entranced with not long after.