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Kristine M. Barten

Divorce and separation Attorney at Arlington Heights, IL

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Kristine is an experienced trial attorney who practices family law, personal injury, and criminal defense in the Northwest suburbs and Chicago-area.

Kristine has tried over 20 jury trials and hundreds of contested hearings and bench trials and obtained countless favorable rulings and verdicts. In 2011, Kristine graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University College of Law. For the first six years of her legal career, Kristine was an Assistant Public Defender and defended a large range of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including DUI, cannabis and felony drug cases, and murder.

At the beginning of 2018, Kristine went into the private sector and began to practice family law. Having a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Kristine understands the emotional toll that divorce and domestic relations proceedings takes on her clients. Kristine’s focus is to handle each of her client’s cases with compassion while zealously defending her clients’ rights in Court.

Kristine also handles personal injury cases involving car collisions, premise liability, slip and falls, etc. 

Areas of Practice:
Family Law: divorce, child custody, child support, and orders of protection
Personal Injury: car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home negligence

Criminal: all traffic, DUI, misdemeanor, and felony offenses

2011, Northern Illinois University, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
2008, Northern Illinois University, Bachelor’s degree, English and Psychology, Summa Cum Laude


Licensed for 11 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Steve | September 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Family law case
Kristine was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! I recommend her highly! She is very compassionate, timely, and honest. A+++++
Posted by Fatima | November 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Kristine is the best attorney and very caring, patient and AMAZING. My case was very complicated as my baby's father took her out of MN which is the state she was born in to bring her to Illinois without my consent. Kristine fought hard for me and listened to every concern I had. She took time to organize my paperwork and did a fantastic job in court. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER and am FOREVER grateful for her helping me get my baby back. IF I COULD GIVE HER A MILLIONS STARS I WOULD!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU
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Posted by Brian B | October 26, 2021
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Very happy!
I had to be represented after going for sole custody of my daughter. Kristine was very effective and helped me feel very confident in court. She was able to accomplish what I needed in a very short period of time. If I ever need representation again, I’ll be going to her.
Posted by John myers | October 22, 2021
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Attorney at law
Christine is a great person to know I come attorney who have a lot of patience especially with my attitude was not a great when I was going through a low point. In my life I would recommend anyone to hire her as an attorney very smart very good-looking woman big kisses and big hugs thanks again Christine you're very few one who really cares about their clients
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Posted by Milan | October 2, 2021
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Exceptionally Ethical and Very Highly Competent!
Randall A. Wolf team is a best-in-class law practice, which is incredibly responsive and takes Professionalism to a whole new level, where not only the deep understanding of the law is leveraged, but a very keen understanding of relationships in every stage of the case is packaged into a well-thought out strategy which is highly successful, even when on the surface things don’t appear to be favorable. I have personally experienced and benefited from this powerful legal team, who acted with stunning speed and agility, leaving me totally speechless and in awe of their superior legal talents and very tangible, highly positive & life altering results. Forever grateful to Randall A. Wolf and Associates and in particular, to Attorney Kristine Barten
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Posted by Chelsea | April 8, 2021
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Kristine was a please to work with, she is kind, compassionate and always there to answer any questions or concerns. I felt very comfortable talking to her and always felt that she was being honest with me. I would definitely recommend her and would for sure use her services in the future if needed.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Kristine was recommended to me by a family member, who was a former colleague of hers. I had a complicated nature of divorce that would have been difficult even if COVID was not mixed in. She was quick to respond to any emails and submitted all court documents in a very timely manner. I was very thankful that she was able to communicate with my ex so that I did not need to contact him. She made this a quick and painless process on my end. I am very grateful for her services. I would recommend her to anyone going through a divorce. If I ever find myself in this situation again (which hopefully I won't!) I would hire her instantly.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2020
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Exceptional Service!
I’m from out of state and had no knowledge of attorneys in this area. Kristine made me feel comfortable with my selection by immediately setting up a Zoom call for our first consultation / meeting. Throughout the process she was very thorough and quick to respond if I had questions. She was extremely effective in getting my divorce finalized in a short amount of time. I highly recommend Kristine’s services if you are looking for a divorce attorney who is compassionate, professional, and experienced. And the rates are very fair and reasonable.
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Posted by Debra | October 22, 2020
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If your searching for an effective, thorough attorney, who will Fight for You, Kristine is your choice! Kristine returns phone calls and emails promptly. She will not leave you waiting. Kristine will keep you "In the Loop" of what to expect, without giving false promises. She is compassionate, respectful, patient, ethical and has a way in the courtroom in the most difficult of nasty divorce circumstances. If you do end up having to go to trial as I did, Kristine is who you will want fighting for you in the courtroom. Kristine won in a Big Way saving me $$$ I Highly recommend you choose Kristine!!!
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Posted by Griselda | October 14, 2020
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Highly recommend for family law
I came to Kristine in the middle of my divorce from a horrible attorney and person. In less than the time I wasted with the first attorney she got more things done and resolved all while being very empathetic during such a difficult time. After 1.5 years with the first attorney and nothing resolved she came in and within a month I started receiving child support. I would totally recommend her services. She made the whole process seemless.
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AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Firm Family Law
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Winnebago County Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2018


  • Northern Illinois University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Arlington Heights Divorce and separation Lawyer Kristine M. Barten
Kristine M. Barten
Divorce and separation Attorney
Arlington Heights, IL
Licensed for 11 years
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