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Karissa Brynn Anderson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Waukegan, IL

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
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About Karissa

Learn Karissa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Including post-decree litigation, such as enforcement of court orders, modification of support and/or college contribution matters.

    17 years

  2. Uncontested divorce

    17 years

  3. Child custody

    17 years

  4. Child support

    17 years

  5. Family

Why I practice family law: Family law is unlike other areas of law because the relationship between the parties often causes emotions to run high. No case is exactly the same in family law because we are dealing with real people and families. Parties need an attorney to assist them in navigating the law. I firmly believe in assisting my clients to achieve the best result possible given their individual circumstances so that they can move on beyond their divorce, child support issue and/or custody dispute. I work with my clients to learn about their goals and discuss what is best for their family now and into the future. 

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Anderson Law, P.C.
16 N. West Street
Waukegan, IL, 60085

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Posted by Ronald | April 6, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
I was involved in a case recently in which my family needed someone with Karissa's expertise. She did an excellent job keeping us informed and up-to-date on our case, and her experience helped address potential problems we may not have anticipated. She is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a competent, experienced, and highly intelligent Family Law attorney in Lake County.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2017
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Professional, with a Heart
I am extremely fortunate to have had the pleasure of meeting and being represented by Ms Anderson. Not only did Karissa listen and understand my concerns but she focused on doing the 'right thing' for me, and most importantly for my children. Karissa's approach is flawless and unwavering. She is assertive and determined but also empathetic and understanding. Ms Anderson is extremely knowledgeable, resourceful and intuitive. I feel extremely blessed that I had her support during my difficult situation. Her guidance was, and continues to be, invaluable. I highly recommend Karissa Anderson
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2017
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Karissa is amazing. She is on top of her game, and is always available when you need help the most. She knows what she is doing and always has a good answer for you. I've already referred her to 2 other people and their amazed by the things that she got done for them. Thanks for everything Karissa!!
Posted by Steven | August 9, 2016
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Easily the best lawyer I've ever hired!
I was referred to Karissa by an acquaintance and have never had a better experience with a lawyer. Karissa sat down with me and laid out in detail her recommendations and why. Always available,keeping me up to date, ahead of the game and personally knowledgeable of my situation. She helped me improve a ridiculously one sided joint parenting agreement speedily, economically and efficiently without a hefty retainer. I can't recommend her enough, you would do yourself a disservice if you do not consider her as your counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
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Lake County gem
Ms. Anderson is an excellent lawyer and a lovely person. She has a fair fee schedule and has always been sound and supportive of me as a client with a high conflict ex spouse. Trust her. She will tell you what to expect and if you listen, she will deliver that outcome.
Posted by Michael | August 25, 2015
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Great Lawyer
Karissa is an excellent lawyer who knows all aspects of the law pertaining to divorce. She did an outstanding job handling my case and she is also a good hearted person.
Posted by Katina | September 27, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Karissa did a very good job of handling my divorce, given the level and layers of complexity that existed throughout the case. She also returned every email and call and made me feel like I was an individual and not just a case number. I also want to give her a thumbs up for schooling me on the ins an outs of how divorce cases and family law works and for being sensitive to everything that I had going on at the time. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2012
Knowledgable and Strong
When I was going through a stressful divorce involving serious custody issues, I found in Karissa an attorney who is not only knowledgeable and strong, but supportive. Karissa handled my case with the utmost of professionalism and dealt strongly with some very tough issues. She never backed down in support of me and presented excellent legal arguments with precision, skill, and class. To find all of these qualities in an attorney is truly remarkable.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cornell Anderson LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • President
  • Anderson Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Rosing Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2016


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2006
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Association for Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Co-Secretary
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Waukegan Divorce and separation Lawyer Karissa Brynn Anderson
Karissa Brynn Anderson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 17 years