Anne E. Gillespie


Starting a new job in a new city is nerve-wracking, but Annie Gillespie is no stranger to change. During her junior year of college, Annie decided to study across the pond at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she nourished her lifelong interests of running and literature.

Annie’s love of English and wide-ranging editing experience helped her transition seamlessly to the legal profession. She worked at several prominent personal injury firms in Richmond, Virginia upon graduating from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Most recently, Annie worked as a legal intern for the Community Tax Law Project, and she was the first to receive a fellowship grant for Elder Law with VCU Health’s Medical-Legal Partnership.

Primary Practice Focus

Annie joined Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates in 2021 and devotes her entire legal practice to representing injured workers. Her most recent experience includes defending healthcare workers (Read: Can an employee receive workers’ compensation in Illinois after getting COVID-19?) and workers with repetitive stress injuries (Read: Can you get workers’ comp for repetitive stress injuries?).

In-Depth Look

Annie’s passion for helping others, coupled with her competitive attitude is what makes her a capable and driven attorney. Growing up as the daughter of a Worker’s Compensation lawyer and Circuit Court judge, Annie saw firsthand her parent’s positive impact, respect, and admiration in the community. Their passion for the law was passed on to Annie at an early age, and she never wavered from turning that passion into a career.

But her dedication is not limited to law: Annie is also an avid runner. She ran her first race at the age of 3 and continued running competitive cross country and track throughout high school and college. Now, she approaches each case in the same way that she approaches training for a race – with preparation, discipline, and focus on the end goal.

Annie lives in Evanston with her husband Sam and their cat, Edith. Annie and Sam met while studying abroad at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Annie is a born and raised Hoosier, and although she attended college in Massachusetts and law school in Virginia, she is very pleased to be back in the Midwest. In her spare time, she and Sam enjoy running and hiking. Annie has a goal of visiting every National Park in the United States – 6 down!