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Judy Goldstein of Mokena, Illinois, practices primarily in the areas of family, adoption, probate and juvenile law. She also represents clients in criminal and traffic matters and handles real estate transactions. Ms. Goldstein is a trained family law mediator. She is frequently appointed by judges to represent the interests of minors and disabled adults in court proceedings as their Guardian ad Litem (GAL). Judy is an avid motorcycle rider and is owned by three retired racing greyhounds and three spoiled Italian greyhounds.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    30 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 15%
    30 years
  3. Child Support: 15%
    30 years
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    30 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Retainer (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

161 total 

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    I have known Judy for at least 25 years, during which time I have seen not just her interest in the law, but have observed first hand her knowledge if the law and her commitment to helping others, which includes her pro bono effort on behalf of members of the armed services and veterans. I have enough confidence in Judy to have referred Will County cases to her.


    Burton Gross Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin H. Pate

    Ms. Goldstein's participation at AVVO reveals she is an experienced attorney with the ability to cut right through the fluff and the confusion Asker's can exhibit when legal entanglements cause stress in their lives in the areas of criminal law and family law. I frequently learn from her involvement in helping others through this site.


    Kevin Pate Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Goldstein & Associates

19235 S. Wolf Rd.
Mokena (Will County), IL, 60448-1069


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Top ContributorAvvo2015
LicenseDept. of Veterans Affairs2014
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
RecognitionCASA of Will County2009
RecogntionMokena Chamber of Commerce1996
RecognitionSouth Suburban Bar Association1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyGoldstein & Associates1993 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Judy A. Goldstein1986 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationLawyer-to-Lawyer Mentor2011 - Present
American Bar Association Pro Bono Military ProjectVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationGeneral Assembly2010 - Present
Operation Standby - assistance for active military personnelPro Bono Attorney2009 - Present
New Lenox Chamber of CommerceMember1995 - 1998
American Cancer SocietyPresident - local chapter1994 - 1996
Mokena Chamber of CommerceMember1993 - 1998
Frankfort Chamber of CommerceMember1993 - 1998
Will County Bar AssociationFamily Law & Juvenile Law Committees1993 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1988 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - 1991
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - 1990
South Suburban Bar AssociationBoard of Directors 1990-931986 - 1995
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In RE Little Girl XChild returned and custody awarded to the innocent parent
Estate of [Minor Child]Guardianship was established as in the best interests of the child.
Estate of Minor Children XXXThe out of state parent prevailed, guardianship was terminated, and the children went to live in another state with the prevailing parent
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesHow is Child Support Calculated?2013
AVVO Legal GuidesShould I Pay the Civil Demand Letter2013
AVVO Legal GuidesChild Support in Illinois2012
Illinois Criminal Law: A Survey of Crimes and Defenses by John DeckerBook Chapter - Self Defense1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of Law - ChicagoLawJ.D.1986
Northern Illinois University - DeKalbEducational AdministrationC.A.S.1976
University of Illinois - ChampaignSpecial EducationM.Ed.1972
University of Illinois - ChampaignPsychologyB.S.1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Juvenile Law SeminarThe Guardian ad Litem's Duties in Guardianship of Minors Proceedings2008