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A trained opera singer, Renee E. Coover has always been an excellent oral communicator. From the stage, to the board room, in the courtroom, and even on a TED Talk platform, Renee is comfortable in front of any audience. And from an early age, when she negotiated prices for her baked goods at a lemonade stand, Renee developed a business acumen that has been an asset in her career helping others succeed.

Renee has a unique background, blending litigation with healthcare law. A former litigator in high-stakes employment cases, Renee has extensive experience with counseling and representing businesses in employment matters, policies, and contract disputes, and defending business owners in state and federal trials. She has also served as General Counsel for the American Med Spa Association, advising health care professionals on regulatory and legal issues governing the medical spa industry.

Renee’s practice focuses on representing business clients, primarily focusing on the health care industry. Renee assists doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals with their businesses and regulatory challenges. She routinely advises and counsels business owners in proper corporate formation, complying with specific state laws and regulations, and implementing proper employment policies and practices for their business.

Outside of work, Renee enjoys running, yoga, baking, reading, and spending time with her husband and 2 year two-year-old son. She is very involved in her community, and enjoys serving others by volunteering to mentor teens and advocate for women’s rights.


The University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., Psychology and Vocal Performance, 2004

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2007


Illinois State Bar Admittance, 2007

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2014

Selected in Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2015, 2016, 2017)


Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

National Employment Lawyers Association


“From the Stairway to Cyberspace: Where We Are Headed with the ADA,” Presentation, Professional Liability Attorney Network, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.

Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Alex Thiersch, How Medical Spas Can Successfully Partner with Plastic Surgeons Panel Discussion, AmSpa Medical Show, Las Vegas, Nevada

“A Message for Women: Taking Back Your Pregnancy Rights,” TEDx Talk, Oak Park, Illinois.

Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, The Law, AmSpa Bootcamp Los Angeles

“Legal issues Confronting Aesthetics Practices and How to Avoid Them,” Presentation, The Aesthetic Show, Las Vegas, Nevada

Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Colorado Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, AmSpa Bootcamp Colorado

“Restrictive Covenants in the Medical Practice Setting,” AmSpa Southeast Medical Spa Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Speaker, Building Leaders from Scratch – How Today’s Leaders Will Shape Tomorrow’s $10 Billion Medical Spa market, AmSpa Bootcamp Hawaii

“Illinois Med Spa Laws & Regulations,” Young Lawyer Section, Health & Hospital Law Committee Meeting, Chicago Bar Association

Speaker, Do I Have to Pay Overtime and Vacation? A Look Into Federal Wage and Hour Laws, Webinar for American Med Spa Association

“Laser Regulations & Laws: What You Need to Know,” Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo, Presentation, Chicago, Illinois

Speaker, Regulatory and Legal Issues governing the Medical Spa Industry, Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul University School of Law

“Discrimination in the Workplace Applies to You: What Solo Entrepreneurs Need to Know,” The Founding Moms, Webinar Presentation

Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Tennessee Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, AmSpa Bootcamp Nashville

“Discrimination in the Workplace: A Primer for Employers,” The Founding Moms, Presentation at 1871, Chicago, Illinois

Speaker, Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace, Webinar for American Med Spa Association

Affordable Care Act creates new retaliation claim for employees, Thiersch & Associates,

Speaker, Communicating Cost with Clients, ByrdAdatto University

“Physician Liability in Med Spas,” American Health Lawyers Association Health Briefs e-Newsletter

“Enforcing Non-Competition Agreements in Med Spas: Is There Adequate Consideration?”

“Medical Spas: Formation, Licensing and More,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Health Law Committee meeting

“Pregnancy Discrimination Is on the Rise,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Young Advocates,

“How to Stay Off the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Radar,” Illinois Medical Spa Association Med Spa Success Workshop

“Retaliation Claims on the Rise,” Thiersch & Associates,

“To Employ or Contract? Classifying Employees v. Independent Contractors in Medical Spas,”

 “Marital Cybertorts: How Your Client’s ‘Self-Help Discovery’ Gets You in Trouble,” CBA Record, Young Lawyers Journal, Chicago Bar Association