Vania Cebrero is an associate attorney at The Law Office of Anselmo Duran, P.C. She is a first-generation Mexican American who grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, IL.
Vania earned her bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. During her junior year of college, she began working in the legal field primarily serving the working class and Latino community. Demonstrating a deep passion for representing her community, Vania continued her education at UIC John Marshall Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, she was the Executive Justice of the Moot Court Honors Program, a teaching assistant for appellate advocacy, president of OUTLaw, the LGBTQ+ Law Student Association, and a board member of the Latino Law Student Association. Vania also competed in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Moot Court Competition where her team won 4th place and received an award for Best Respondent’s brief in 2019. Mr. Duran was Vania’s coach for the moot court competition. After her strong performances, Mr. Duran hired her as an associate attorney.
Vania also has a wide range of experience in the law, as she interned for the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Illinois, the Cook County Public Defender’s homicide task force division, and was a judicial extern for the domestic relations division in Cook County.
She is admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois, where she primarily focuses on personal injury, worker’s compensation and real estate. She is a member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and the Illinois State Bar Association.