Abby L. Sgro received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in pre-law and Spanish from Eastern Illinois University and received her Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the Central District of Illinois.
During her law school career, Abby clerked in a wide variety of practice areas, but spent a majority of her time at the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she was able to use her 711 license to participate in court proceedings.
Upon graduating law school, Abby accepted a position as legal counsel at the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group (IERG), where she advocated for business and the regulated community on environmental matters. She is a Belleville, Illinois native, who moved to Springfield after graduating law school and accepting the legal counsel position at IERG.
Outside of practicing law, Abby is also very involved in the Springfield community through young professional groups and volunteer work.
Abby now concentrates her practice in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense and environmental at Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. as an Associate.
A portion of Ms. Sgro's practice is focused on family law matters, inculding but not limited to divorce proceedings, post-dissolution matter, child custody disputes, and adoption proceedings.