J.D. Brandmeyer graduated cum laude from Eastern Illinois University in 2011 where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. At Eastern Illinois, Mr. Brandmeyer served as Vice-President of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and, during his senior year, was appointed Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Court. While at EIU, Mr. Brandmeyer was also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Phi Alpha Eta Honorary Fraternity, and was a finalist at the 2010 Collegiate Moot Court Regionals Competition in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Three years later, Mr. Brandmeyer graduated with his juris doctor (J.D.) from Saint Louis University School of Law, where he was a two-time recipient of the Excellence Award — given to the student attaining the highest grade in a class. Mr. Brandmeyer is licensed to practice law in Illinois state courts (2014) and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (2014).
During law school, Mr. Brandmeyer worked as a legal clerk at Brandmeyer Law Office, P.C. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Brandmeyer interned at Bruckert, Gruenke & Long, P.C., where, after passing the Illinois Bar, he joined as an Associate Attorney.
Mr. Brandmeyer is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Clinton County Bar Association, and the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association.