Mirena Fontana is a Senior Paralegal to Founding Partner Antonio M. Romanucci and his team of attorneys. She has over a decade of experience in the legal profession and has successfully assisted the firm in obtaining dozens of verdicts & settlements for its clients.

In her role as a Senior Paralegal, Mirena advocates for survivors of negligence, abuse, wrongful death arising from police misconduct, civil rights actions, sexual abuse and assault, medical malpractice and mass torts & class actions. Her skills and expertise have aided in obtaining justice for the individuals, families, and estates of hundreds of Romanucci & Blandin clients. Mirena has worked on many notable cases including the George Floyd settlement with the city of Minneapolis, a 2019 Chicago police chase that resulted in a fatal collision with an uninvolved family, and various other confidential and complex cases where millions of dollars were recovered for clients.

In September 2020, Mirena was nominated by Roosevelt University and honored by the American Bar Association in a Standing Committee Recognition for her success in the Paralegal field. To give back, Mirena frequently volunteers and appears as a guest speaker and panel member for various legal organizations, as well as her alma mater Roosevelt University, in Chicago, IL, where she is an Advisory Board Member for their ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program, as well as a Member of Roosevelt’s Paralegal Alumni Steering Committee.


Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, The Paralegal Program’s Alumni Group Presents: “What Can You Do with a Paralegal Education?", Roosevelt University's Paralegal Studies Program, Chicago, IL, November 2023
  • Guest Speaker, Attorney Jim Fine’s “Ethics & Professionalism Course,” Roosevelt University's Paralegal Studies Program, Chicago, IL, October 2023
  • Presenter, Civil Litigation & the Paralegal Profession, First Generation in Law Scholars Program (FGLP), DePaul University - College of Law in partnership with Roosevelt University's Paralegal Studies Program, Chicago, IL, July 2023
  • Speaker, The Career of a Civil Litigation Paralegal, Roosevelt University Paralegal Alumni Group, August 2022
  • Presenter, A Pathway to Personal Growth & Successful Partnerships with Attorneys, DuPage County Bar Association, January 2022
  • Speaker, Empowering Your Staff, Diversity and Inclusion Bootcamp, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "Summer Profesional Development Workshop," Panel Discussion, Roosevelt University Paralegal Program, August 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "What is Law?" Panel Discussion, Roosevelt University Paralegal Program, May 2019
  • Frequent Guest Speaker & Classroom Presenter, Roosevelt University Paralegal Program 
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