Alderman/Attorney | Evergreen Legal Services
"I envision a Chicago that has a renewed perception in the eyes of the world becoming known as a safe city that fosters to the future of its youth. I will advance this vision by mentoring and reshaping the minds of the upcoming generations."
Undergraduate Degree: Illinois State University, '08
Fun fact: JI am adventurous. I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain and went skydiving.
DeAndre, the oldest of four, grew up in the South Chicagoland area, where community service played a pivotal role in developing his character. DeAndre’s mother served as the Vice President on the local school board for most of his upbringing. Through his mother’s position DeAndre was exposed to youth development programs from a young age.
Currently, DeAndre is a partner at a small community law firm that is situated in the Beverly area of Chicago, IL. As a practicing Attorney DeAndre focus on the legal areas of Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Real Estate, and Personal Injury. Due to DeAndre’s legal background and his passion for serving his community, he was able to successfully run for Alderman of Calumet City’s Third Ward and was sworn into office on May 1, 2017, by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans.
DeAndre has personal and professional affiliations with Real Men Read, Horizons for Youth, Chicago Tutoring Connections, Cook County Bar Association , the Illinois Bar Association, 99 odds non-profit, Woods Educational Enrichment Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
DeAndre’s ultimate plan is to inspire as many young minds as possible so that we can reshape the future generations of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.