With over 30 years of legal practice, Sandra Petras Bruckner is adept in assisting clients with navigating complex financial matters & providing options that maintain assets within families as they transition. In addition to her deft analytical skills, Sandra Petras Bruckner is known for her compassion, always carefully respectfully recognizing each client’s unique interests and concerns.
As a trained family law mediator & collaborative attorney, Sandra Petras Bruckner believes that the mediation & collaborative process options can better help people resolve family related legal disputes. In these roles, she helps clients unravel their legal issues, analyze their situation, and get to a resolution that promotes peace of mind.
Prior to founding Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC alongside Rachel Hernandez, Sandra Petras Bruckner served as Deputy Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Kane County for many years, also having prosecuted all types of cases (traffic, misdemeanor, child support, juvenile delinquency, abuse, neglect, & felony cases). Sandra Petras Bruckner has been in private practice since 1999 & in addition to family law, has handled cases involving personal injury, social security disability, real estate, commercial & civil litigation.
Sandra Petras Bruckner is a member of the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA), DeKalb County Bar Association (DCBA), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII), and the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC).
Sandra Petras Bruckner graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1986 with a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.), & in 1983 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Sandra Petras Bruckner currently represents clients in family law matters out of the Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC offices based in St. Charles, Illinois & Sycamore, Illinois.
•Limited Scope Representation
•Northern Illinois University, College of Law, J.D. – 1986
•University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), Bachelor of Science (Finance) – 1983
Professional Associations & Memberships
•Illinois State Bar Association
•International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
•Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
•Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
•Kane County Bar Association
•DeKalb County Bar Association
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1986||12/23/2021|
|Partner, Founder, & Collaborative Divorce Attorney||Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC||2020 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII)||Member||N/A|
|St. Mary Church||Youth Choir Director||N/A|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)||Member||N/A|
|DeKalb County Bar Association||N/A|
|Kane County Bar Association||N/A|
|Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC||“Stay at Home” for Co-Parents: Illinois Governor Pritzker Executive Order of March 20, 2020||2020|
|Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC||Co-Parenting and Behavior Under Executive Order||2020|
|Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC||DIY Divorce – Details About the Process||2020|
|Northern Illinois University||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
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