Amber Konow is an associate trial attorney and while she primarily concentrates her practice in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases, she has considerable experience working on behalf of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and other types of personal injury and wrongful death matters. Prior to joining Vinkler Law Offices, Amber practiced medical malpractice and nursing home litigation at another prominent Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Chicago. In all areas of her practice, she works diligently in her pursuit for justice for her clients, leaving no stone unturned. Amber prioritizes her relationships with her clients while guiding them through the litigation process and understands the incredible life changes that come with medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. Amber has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star consecutively since 2022, an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of the lawyers in Illinois each year.
As a student at The John Marshall Law School (now known as UIC Law), Amber externed with the Family Law & Domestic Violence Legal Clinic in Chicago, helping impoverished clients handle landlord-tenant disputes under the Violence Against Women Act and The Safe Homes Act. In addition to her schoolwork, Amber worked as a full-time law clerk for a prominent medical malpractice firm in Chicago while attending law school at night. Her experience at this firm influenced her decision to continue to pursue justice for victims of medical malpractice.
Amber currently resides in the South Suburbs of Chicago where she and her husband are raising their two children. Amber is actively involved in her community and church. Amber takes a special interest in learning and personal development and is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Amber was published in the Summer 2021 Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Trial Journal with her article “Implied Agency: Actual Agency, Circumstantially Proved – How to Negate a Doctor’s Independent Contractor Status.” Amber also takes a special interest in the personal development of her peers, as she has volunteered with UIC Law’s mentoring program every year since 2019.