Rebecca Kaiser earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School. While in law school, she gained significant defense experience by clerking for the Federal Defender Programs in the Eastern District of California and Middle District of Tennessee as well as serving as a participant in the University of Chicago’s Federal Criminal Justice Project. Ms. Kaiser also advocated for defendants facing the death penalty through internships at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.
After completing law school, Ms. Kaiser enhanced her trial skills through practice at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid. While there, she litigated trials and motion hearings in both adult and juvenile court, prepared petitions for the expungement and sealing of criminal records. Ms. Kaiser also prepared petitions for executive clemency and advocated for petitioners before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. Moreover, Ms. Kaiser designed and implemented a project that focused on the representation of youth involved in criminal and juvenile delinquency proceedings in Cook County. Through this project, Ms. Kaiser established an effective school expulsion hearing representation program that works to achieve better outcomes for students.
At Henderson Parks, Ms. Kaiser practices in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal defense and civil rights.
Ms. Kaiser serves on the Lawndale Christian Legal Center’s Young Professionals Council. Active in the American Bar Association, she is Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Criminal Justice Committee. Ms. Kaiser is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Hispanic National Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association.