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Kristie Cary Fingerhut

Divorce and separation Attorney at LIBERTYVILLE, IL

4.7   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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FW Family Law Group LLC
1590 S. Milwaukee Ave Ste 230


4.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hard to deal with ex with tons of false accusations!! Kristie did a great job debunking them.
I say 5 stars because she did everything I asked and won everything I set out to win. The only thing i had a problem with was advice on the support. I didn't get any. I ended up giving the ex a number she shouldnt have gotten.(trying to be nice). I should have just waited 3 more months for the new laws to take effect.
Posted by Bonnie | June 7, 2014
What Kristie did for me
I found Kristie to be a very caring and competent attorney. She knew the right questions to ask me, took time to listen and made sure she covered all areas of importance anytime we had a court date. She explained the court procedures to me every step of the way. Kristie is detail oriented and it shows in all her work. I was grateful for that!!! I appreciated the fact that my calls and e-mails were promptly responded to, as well as receiving copies of paperwork needed for my case quickly from her. My divorce took a year to finalize - ending April, 2014. In that time span, I saw an extremely professional attorney who was quite knowledgeable, well-organized and able to stay on top of any obstacles we had to deal with. Although divorce is not pleasant, Kristie did help me get through mine much easier than I had anticipated. I can't find fault with anything she did, and would recommend her highly to anyone in need of a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Larry G | June 6, 2014
Kristie Fingerhut attorney at law
Kristie is a plan speaking attorney, who is ethical and is prepared when she goes to court. I found Kristie to be an honest attorney who's advise was sound and practical. Too often attorneys fail to educate their clients or keep them informed, Kristie is very good communicating with her clients.
Posted by Denise | June 6, 2014
Kristie Fingerhut is a Brilliant Attorney
Kristie Fingerhut is by and far the most outstanding attorney I have ever had represent me. I had a very complicated divorce and continue to need representation for a multitude of post-divorce issues. Kristie is a brilliant attorney, and always gets me exactly what I need whether in court or via consultation with the opposing attorney. She responds immediately to my calls/emails, knows exactly how to handle my issues, no matter how complicated they are and resolves them quickly. I seriously do not know where my children and I would be without her. I highly recommend Kristie and cannot praise her enough for all that she has done for me and my kids!
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Posted by Jay | June 5, 2014
Parenting Agreement
I'm a father. I used Schiller, Ducanto, & Fleck for my divorce ---- and used Eric Schulman. Nice enough guy, but I felt he was more interested in my money than in my success. A few years after my divorce, I went back to petition for more time w my son. I used Kristie Fingerhut for that process. After a very contentious process w my ex-wife, I now have near 40% of time w my son. Kristie was a great contributor to the process. And, I felt she did so in a cost effective manner. In general, I find lawyers in the family law field to be a bit unscrupulous. Yet, Kristie is of a highly different variety. I'm a big fan of Kristie and would recommend her to anyone going through a divorce, or as in my instance, for revisions to a parenting agreement. Truly, I can't say enough good things about her. She is a diamond in the rough, so to speak....
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2015
Worked with better attorneys
Ms. Fingerhut was late to a deposition that she scheduled and to court. The direction she told me the case was going took a drastic turn. I paid a lot of money to lose a lot of money to the Judge's decision. I do not feel Ms, Fingerhut was prepared or focused on my case.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • FW Family Law Group LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kristie C. Fingerhut
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Associate
  • White, Scott and White
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court Of Cook County, State Of Illinois
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Former Board Member
  • 2005 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Children's Legal Rights Journal
  • Deadbeat Daddy Dilemma: An Examination of Parental Responsibility and Fundamental Rights in State v. Oakley
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. Kristie is a diligent, smart creative lawyer who can settle a case as skillfully as she can go to trial."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Kristie for years. She is a competent, intelligent and caring attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've been working with Kristie Fingerhut for several years and cannot say enough about her. She provides personalized legal services to many individuals in a very professional manner while demonstrates a sincere concern for each client. She is aggressive when necessary, yet compassionate for the feelings of her clients. I highly recommend Kristie Fingerhut to any individual who seeks a competent attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristie is an exceptional attorney. She is intelligent, creative and compassionate. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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