The Carey Center for Justice


Meet the team

The Carey Center for Justice provides our community the access to legal help they need and deserve, champions diversity, and strives to create a community that is inclusive, and wide-reaching. As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we look for ways to keep costs affordable to our clients. We are able to do this through our ongoing commitment to minimize costs and through the support of our board members and generous donors.

Breana Spight

Breana Spight, B.A.

Legal Assistant

Breana is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. During her undergraduate years, Breana interned with Representative Robin Kelly and small law firms. Breana was also a President’s Scholar and National Honor Society member. Breana will be attending Northwestern University College of Law in the fall.

Amanda Carey

Amanda Carey, J.D., Ed.D

Attorney Executive Director

Amanda, our founder and Attorney at the Carey Center for Justice, has a deep passion for helping people and has been doing so for well over 20 years.  Amanda started her career in assisting others by working in higher education as a Lecturer at Washington State University, where she taught Public Speaking, Linguistics, and Diversity courses.  Ultimately, Amanda became a president of multiple colleges across the states of Illinois and Indiana before deciding to attend law school.  Amanda holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Communication from Washington State University, a Doctorate of Higher Education from Northern Illinois University and a Juris Doctorate from Mitchell Hamline University.  Amanda strives to create a welcoming environment at the Carey Center of Justice where clients’ needs are at the center of everything we do.  

Adam Joseph

Adam Joseph, MLIS, Ed.D

Chief Operations Officer

Adam received his Master’s Degree in History from Western Illinois University. He has served as archivist and records manager for several non-profit organizations. Adam later went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin.  Adam also holds a Doctorate of Education from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. 

The Carey Center Difference

Clear and transparent legal expertise when you need it most

  • We truly care about our clients. We recognize that most legal circumstances are stressful, emotional and quite frankly overwhelming. We work hard to help you feel comfortable through this trying process.
  • We don’t charge you by the hour (average costs between $300-$500 per hour), but work on a flat fee basis.
  • You won’t receive a surprise bill, which only adds to your stress level.We work on your terms.
  • You decide how much, or how little, help you need. Then together we can determine the best course of action to make you feel the most comfortable.
  • We fight just as hard for the best outcome for you, without charging outrageous fees.