DeAndre, the oldest of four, grew up in Calumet City, Illinois, where sports played a pivotal role in developing his character. Becoming an All-State Athlete in Track and Field provided him with a 4-year athletic scholarship to Illinois State University. While at Illinois State DeAndre was often awarded the State Farm’s prestigious outstanding Student-Athlete Award. In 2006, DeAndre was named the Captain of Illinois State’s Varsity Track and Field team while also serving as the President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. DeAndre earned his Undergraduate degree in Business Marketing and graduated in 2008 with honors.
Upon graduating from ISU, DeAndre immediately landed a job with CDW/Hewlett-Packard as an Account Manager. While working at CDW/Hewlett-Packard DeAndre also interned with Evergreen Legal Services. After a successful two and a half years with CDW, DeAndre left on good terms to begin Law School. DeAndre attended DePaul University College of Law and graduated in 2014. While at DePaul, DeAndre served as the student Director of Affairs to work with transferring students. While serving as the Director he organized several events where transferees received an opportunity to do community service and become more engaged with their new environment. DeAndre also worked with the Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative at DePaul.
DeAndre has been an Attorney with Evergreen Legal Services since 2014 and has served as lead counsel on hundreds of cases. DeAndre brings energy and passion for serving the greater good to Evergreen Legal Services. DeAndre’s professional affiliations include membership with the Cook County Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. His personal affiliations with Real Men Read, Horizons for Youth, Cabrini Connections Tutoring Program, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America speak to his passion for serving and helping others within the community.