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I am an avid Doctor Who fan, so I am giving a shout out to all those who love his many transmutations! I also like to write poetry, so send me some of yours when you get a chance...I will read it, if I like, with due attribution to the author, during one of my telephonic shout outs, on the holidays.  If you want to get on my shout out list...leave your phone number and your email. Send to If you want to get a call on your birthday, give me that too (drop the year!).




Languages spoken: French, English

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    28 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    28 years
  3. Guardianship: 20%
    28 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 15%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stacey M. Washington

    Attorney Ainsworth is very experienced and knowledgeable about criminal defense. You can't go wrong with hiring her to fight for your rights. I endorse this lawyer.


    Stacey Washington DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Denise Marie Mercherson

    I endorse this lawyer. Diane is a born litigator. Great at cross examination and closing arguments. I have found Diane to be caring, dedicated, creative and well-organized. Excellent attorney.


    Denise Mercherson Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Ainsworth & Associates, P.C.

203 North La Salle Street Suite 2100
Chicago, IL, 60601-1226


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Service AwardChicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation2009
Community Service AwardCook County Bar Association1995
Community Service AwardCook County Bar Association1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorNorthwestern University School of Law2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Black Women Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - 2005
Cook County Bar AssociationBoard member1996 - 1998
Wealth CounselMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Investigation Discovery Channel"The Will:The Case of LaTanya Haggerty"2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Junior AchievementOur Community2005
Pullman Seniors ClubLiving Trusts1999
Law DayPlanning Your Estate1999
Adjunct ProfessorEstates & Trusts for the Paralegal1998
Law DayGuardianships for disabled adults1996