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Jameika Williams Mangum, an Attorney, was born in Los Angeles, California. In 2010, Mangum started The Mangum Law Firm, LLC in a suburb outside of Chicago, IL. Mangum's recent jury trial win has dubbed her “A Force to be Reckoned With.” Mangum's client was charged with a Class 4 Felony of Attempting to Board a Commercial Aircraft with a Loaded Weapon. Mangum's client had a loaded .22 gun in his carry-on bag at O'Hare International Airport. As Cook County Sheriffs lined the courtroom doors, jurors returned a verdict in her client's favor, “Not Guilty.” Mangum has appeared on television shows including but not limited to: Larry King Live, Dateline NBC, The Early Show, and more.

Mangum currently writes a column entitled The Mangum Legal Minute for the Electronic Urban Report (, a popular news and entertainment website.

In college, Mangum interned for King World Productions, Inc. Mangum assisted on-air talent for shows such as: Inside Edition and American Journal.

Jameika Williams Mangum received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication. She earned an Intellectual Property Certificate and Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School.

During law school, Mangum was a volunteer law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Mangum assisted attorneys in the High Tech Crimes Unit. It was during her time at the Los Angeles D.A.'s Office, that Mangum knew she would become a Prosecutor.

In 2007, Ms. Mangum worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of New Mexico. Ms. Mangum prosecuted misdemeanors including: Theft , DUI, and Domestic Violence for the State of New Mexico.

As a former Assistant State’s Attorney (McHenry County, IL), Mangum handled traffic matters including but not limited to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) cases, and Statutory Summary Suspension (SSS) Hearings. Additionally, Ms. Mangum handled all misdemeanors, and all Domestic Violence cases including Orders of Protection.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
  3. Litigation: 10%
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 5%
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

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Contact Info

The Mangum Law Firm, LLC

1600 Golf Road, Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008


KYAuthorized to practice law201402/02/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200708/17/2015

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Scholarship AwardWhittier Law School2000
Scholarship AwardUSC1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Mangum Law Firm, LLC2010 - Present
Assistant State's AttorneyMcHenry County State's Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyState of New Mexico2007 - 2008
Volunteer Law ClerkLos Angeles County District Attorney2003 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationChair-Criminal Justice Section Council2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationChair- Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law2013 - 2014
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2014
American Association for JusticeN/A2012 - 2013
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAssembly Member2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. ___________Not Guilty
Contract DisputeDefault Judgment--All funds recovered + interest
People of State of Illinois v.Dismissed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Electronic Urban ReportThe Mangum Legal Minute: A Glance at Small Claims Courts2011
Electronic Urban ReportThe Mangum Legal Minute: Courtroom Tips From A Former Prosecutor2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Southern CaliforniaCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2000