Representative Matters

Renee Ohlendorf represents businesses and professionals in complex commercial matters, including business torts, products liability, wrongful death, unfair competition, class actions, and professional malpractice.

She is also experienced in litigating individual and class action claims involving violations of federal and state consumer protection and privacy laws, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Rosenthal Act), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA), and the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA).

Additionally, Renee has successfully defended malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty actions against attorneys, architects, engineers, medical professionals, accountants, and real estate professionals.

Professional Background

Ms. Ohlendorf joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an associate in August 2005. While attending law school, Ms. Ohlendorf worked as a law clerk for the firm. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable William O. Maki, of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • TCPA & FDCPA Subcommittee of the Section of Litigation's Consumer Litigation Committee, Co-Chair (May 2017 – Present)
    • Section of Litigation's Litigation News publication, Team Editor (April 2015 – Present)
    • Litigation News publication, Associate Editor (April 2011 – April 2015)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2011 – 2019
  • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2009

Representative Matters

Ms. Ohlendorf’s reported decisions include:

  • Madden v. F.H. Paschen et al., 395 Ill.App.3d 362 (1st Dist. 2009) (affirmed summary judgment in favor of construction manager on grounds that construction manager owed no duty of care to school maintenance worker).
  • U.S. v. Stewart, 191 Fed.Appx. 495 (7th Cir. 2006) (vacated and remanded district court decision that pro bono client’s confession was admissible, in a case of first impression involving the interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Missouri v. Seibert, 542 U.S. 600 (2004), regarding police interrogation tactics).


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, 2005

B.A., with honors in Sociology, Sociology and Political Science, Northwestern University, 2001