Practices & Industries


  • Illinois


John Marshall Law School (J.D.)

Roosevelt University (M.B.A., Commercial Real Estate)

Purdue University (B.A., Industrial & Organizational Psychology)


Amanda Anderson is Of Counsel at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Brokerage practice group. As an attorney and licensed managing broker and having served as Vice President of Member Care and Professional Standards for close to 20 years for the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (“CAR”), Amanda is uniquely suited to work with real estate brokers.

Amanda and other firm attorneys work with brokerage companies on a wide variety of issues including licensing/professional standards, policies and procedures, counseling on license, legal and ethics issues to avoid litigation and regulatory complaints, commission disputes, ethics complaints, defense of license, ethics and regulatory compliance, in lawsuits arising out of providing brokerage services, and working with startup brokers to get them licensed and up and running.

In her most recent role at CAR as Vice President of Member Care and Professional Standards, Amanda oversaw and administered the organization’s professional standards process for their 15,500+ members. She also served as staff liaison to the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees. In this capacity, Amanda has administered thousands of ethics complaints, arbitrations and mediations. She also served as a certified mediator during this time and successfully helped to settle hundreds of REALTOR® disputes. Amanda is known as an expert in Professional Standards and Dispute Resolution and is well-recognized at the local, state and national level.

In her role as a trainer at CAR, Amanda created and taught courses designed to help REALTORS® succeed in their careers and avoid legal and ethical pitfalls. She has conducted hundreds of presentations to REALTORS® and brokerages communicating tips to avoid legal and/or ethical issues, risk management assessment, current market trends, public policy issues, and organizational programs and services.

In addition, Amanda served as a managing broker for NIREIN, a real estate holding and referral company which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. In this capacity, she sponsored 600+ real estate licensees.

Amanda has extensive experience and relationships across the entire Chicago area real estate brokerage community.

Honors & Awards

  • Goldie Wolf Miller Scholar


  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Goldie Wolfe Miller Mentor
  • Illinois Managing Brokers license, April 2005 – present
  • Illinois Salesperson license, 2001 – 2005
  • Certified Mediator, 2011 – 2020
  • Certified Professional Standards Administrator, March 2002 – 2020


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