Abigayle (Abby) Endress grew up in Pearl City, Illinois. She graduated from Highland Community College in 2018. In 2020, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School in 2023, with a certificate in Food and Agricultural Law.
While in law school, Abby was selected as a teaching assistant for an introductory legal research course and worked as a student attorney in the Drake Legal Clinic. She was also a member of Drake Law Women, Drake Agriculture and Environmental Association, and Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. Abby has completed internships with the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Illinois Corn, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Compeer Financial, and United States Department of Agriculture.
Abby is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Illinois.
She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Stephenson County Bar Association, Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Highland Community College Mentor Program, and volunteers at the Pearl City food pantry.
Abby resides in Pearl City, Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoys helping on her family’s beef and grain farm and exploring local shops and restaurants throughout the region.