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Laura Diane Horner

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Appeals

About Me

graduate of the University of Illinois - BS 1989


graduate of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law - JD 1992


Worked in the Edgar County State's Attorney's Office from 1992 to 1997.  Worked in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office from 1997 to 2007.  Went into private practice focusing in family law, criminal defense, juvenile and appellate law in 1997.  Joined the firm of Noonan, Perillo & Polenzani in 1997.  Became partner in the firm Fox, Lunardi, Zeit & Polenzani in 2013.  As a partner I continue to focus in the areas of family, criminal defense, juvenile and appellate law.   

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    9 years
  2. Family: 25%
    9 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years
  5. Appeals: 10%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael Kennard Noonan

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Noonan Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael James Perillo

    Laura has many years of felony trial experience involving difficult and challenging matters. She is a most effective advocate for her clients. Strongly endorsed.

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    Michael Perillo Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Fox, Lunardi, Zeit & Polenzani

9 South County Street
Waukegan, IL, 60085-4342

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199205/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 top contributorAvvo2013
Teen Court JudgeNICASA2012
Certified Lead CounselIllinois Capital Litigation Trial Bar2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFox, Lunardi, Zeit & Polenzani2013 - Present
AssociateNoonan, Perillo, Polenzani & Marks Ltd.2007 - Present
Senior Assistant State's AttorneyLake County State's Attorney's Office1997 - 2007
Assistant State's AttorneyEdgar County State's Attorney's Office1992 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar Associstioncriminal law committee2012 - Present
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake CountyBoard Member2009 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
RW vs. TSfather won custody of child
People v. Kowalplea of guilty to reduced charge

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1992
University of IllinoisPsychologyB.S.1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DCFS in house conferenceAbuse and Neglect trial practice2010
State's Attorney in house conferenceHow to give an effective opening statement2007