BREANNA N. KANTOR

At Henderson Parks, LLC, Ms. Kantor practices in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile advocacy, and civil rights litigation.

During law school in Los Angeles, Ms. Kantor was a member of the USC Post-Conviction Justice Project Law School Clinic. Providing relief to victims of domestic abuse, she represented women serving life sentences in the state of California at their parole hearings. She also successfully litigated a habeas corpus petition regarding the unconstitutionality of a parole denial, and assisted in Miller appeals for juveniles sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

After completing law school, Ms. Kantor enhanced her trial skills as a Criminal Defense Staff Attorney for Cabrini Green Legal Aid. She has litigated trials and motion hearings in both adult and juvenile delinquency cases throughout Cook County, practicing an interdisciplinary model of holistic representation that included criminal records relief. Ms. Kantor frequently argued before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board as the lead attorney for CGLA’s juvenile parole revocation caseload, an automatic appointment of counsel as a result of the M.H. v. Monreal Consent Decree. Through this assignment, Ms. Kantor worked with stakeholders to improve the Illinois juvenile aftercare system and establish a more fair and efficient parole revocation process that achieves better outcomes for system-involved youth.

Ms. Kantor also worked as a staff attorney for the Chicago Law and Education Foundation, hosting legal clinics and expungement field trips at various Chicago Public Schools to provide legal referrals, assistance with temporary immigration status, and criminal record analysis.