Women in Law 2023



A s a co-founder of Bedi & Singer, LLP. Dena M. Singer has represented hundreds of clients in federal and state court in criminal matters. With her partner Jonathan S. Bedi and their team, Dena delivers high-quality client-centered representation. Clients come to Bedi & Singer in a time of great stress. Dena handles each client individually attending to their and their family’s needs with compassion and patience making sure they understand the legal process every step of the way. Dena is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer, who has devoted her career to advocating on behalf of her clients. She has successfully tried countless bench and jury trials to verdict covering a wide array of charges. Dena has also litigated and won numerous 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments violations and many other motions when the government has violated her clients’ rights. Dena is fiercely committed to her clients. In addition, to defending clients in criminal matters, Dena has successfully defended individuals who face allegations of misconduct in the #metoo movement. She is an active member in the bar associations and is the former chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Dena regularly mentors young women in the

legal profession. In 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Dena to serve on the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. Dena often receives recognition for her legal work. She twice received the Excellence in Pro Bono Service award, presented by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Dena has been named as a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company every year since 2017, the distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois. In 2022, Crain’s Chicago Business selected Dena as one of Crain’s 2022 Notable Women in Law. Dena is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the State of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Dena received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law.



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