Dealing with divorce, paternity, child custody and support issues? I am here to help!
When I started my own practice, my goal was to provide my clients with compassionate, competent legal representation, and open, effective communication. That was and continues to be my goal with each and every client. My practice focuses mainly on family law issues including divorce, parentage, child custody and support, post-decree issues, pre-marital agreements, adoption and guardianship and I am a trained divorce mediator. I also frequently represent clients in domestic violence and order of protection cases, criminal misdemeanor, traffic offense, and landlord/tenant cases.
The divorce process is emotional and life changing and the associated legal process can be daunting. My goal is to listen carefully to my clients, provide them with excellent legal representation, and ease the transition through the divorce process. My philosophy is to reach amicable solutions whenever possible in order to reduce stress, emotional strain, and litigation costs. However, amicable resolutions are not always possible. In those instances, as a trained litigator, my philosophy is to protect the rights of my clients and zealously advocate for their interests.
I believe in educating and empowering my clients and assisting them in moving past adversity. I pledge to provide you with competent legal representation and open, accessible communication whether you are involved in a contentious or uncontested family law matter, domestic violence, order of protection, criminal misdemeanor, landlord/tenant or traffic offense matter.
I provide a free 30-minute consultation. Please contact me by phone at 847-430-3789 or email.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1997||03/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Child's Representative GAL Program||Chicago Volunteer Legal Services||2017|
|Award for Excellence in Advanced Trial Advocacy||CALI||1997|
|Award - Legal Writing||American Jurisprudence||1997|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Janet K. Maxwell-Wickett||2013 - Present|
|Due Process Hearing Officer||Illinois State Board Of Education||2014 - 2014|
|Attorney||Legal Assistance Foundation Of Chicago||2012 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Moskovic & Associates, Ltd.||2011 - 2013|
|Adjudication Officer||Legal Resolve Inc.||2011 - 2013|
|Attorney||Chicago Volunteer Legal Services||2010 - 2014|
|Vice President - Special Assets Division||Harris Bank N.A.||2000 - 2002|
|Assistant Corporation Counsel||City Of Chicago Department Of Law||1999 - 2000|
|Staff Attorney||Circuit Court of Cook County Criminal Division||1998 - 1999|
|Assistant State's Attorney||McHenry County State's Attorney||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illionois State Bar Assocation||Member||2014 - Present|
|Northwest Suburban Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|DePaul University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Michigan||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||1991|
|Women's Law Committee Lunch||The Role of Child's Representative & Guardian ad Litem||2018|
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