Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law

Ama E. Mends

Sorling Northrup Law Offices

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173


121 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1108
Chicago, IL 60601

Brian D. Jones

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- B.S. in Business Administration summa cum laude, 2013
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO
- J.D., 2020
- Dean’s List
- Certificate in Health Law
Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice
- M.H.A., Master of Health Administration, 2020




Health Law
Commercial Litigation
Business Advising
Municipalities & Other Units of Local Government




Ama Mends joined Sorling Northrup in 2021. Her practice focuses on health law with an emphasis on providing hospitals, health systems, and providers with regulatory, compliance, and corporate transaction assistance. In addition, Ms. Mends has civil litigation experience and works with businesses, public entities, and local governments in contract negotiations and disputes.

Prior to her arrival at Sorling, Ms. Mends worked for four years as a senior consultant at the leading U.S. supplier of health care IT solutions further honing her health care industry knowledge by leading multiple electronic health care implementations.

Ms. Mends earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She graduated from Saint Louis University (M.H.A., 2020) and received her Juris Doctor with a Health Law Certification from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2020.

During her law school career, Ms. Mends was a lead editor on the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law and Policy, a student attorney in the Civil Advocacy Clinic, and inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. Additionally, she interned at one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the United States gaining valuable in-house experience.

Ms. Mends is a member of the Illinois State, Central Illinois Women’s, Sangamon County Bar, and American Health Law Associations.