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Jessica L. Hensley Sendek

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   3 reviews

About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Asset, Property, and Debt Division; High Asset Divorce; Business and Self-Employed Valuations; Spousal Maintenance; Uncontested Divorce; Trials and Litigation

    15 years

  2. Family
    50%
    Parentage; Allocation of Parental Responsibility / Child Custody; Parenting Time / Visitation; Parental Relocation; The UCCJEA and Interstate Jurisdiction; Hague Convention and International Custody Cases; Post Decree Modifications; Child Support

    15 years

I have practiced exclusively in the area of family law for my entire legal career. I have extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, allocation of parenting time and parental responsibilities, removal of children across state lines or internationally, child support, maintenance, property identification and distribution, high asset marital estates, qualified domestic relations orders, post-decree matters, parentage cases and appellate matters.

Understanding that every case is unique, I openly communicate with my clients to ensure that they are informed every step of the way. I strive to zealously represent my client’s interests, whether it be through contested litigation or settlement negotiations.

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2004  in Economics and Psychology. I then attended law school and earned my J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, in 2007. During law school, I was awarded the Dean Konop award for excellence in my work as a GAL for minor children and was selected as a member of the Journal of Legislation. Active in the legal community, I am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and DuPage County Bar Association. Additionally, I serve as a volunteer alumni recruiter for the University of Michigan. I reside in Wheaton with my family and enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring with my kids outdoors, traveling and reading.

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Licensed for 15 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Jessica

Hensley Sendek Law, LLC
124 S. County Rd
Suite B1
Wheaton, IL, 60187

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
It was a pleasure working with Mrs. Sendek, she was always very professional and straightforward. She answered my questions in a timely manner, and provided nothing, but clear and practical legal advice on various issues in my case. Mrs. Sendek is not afraid to fight for you.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Recommendation
Jessica listens to your concerns and provides honest feedback. She will tell you what is likely or probable to happen. She also is not afraid to fight for you! I recommend her with no reservations.
Posted by Daniel | September 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Sendek is an outstanding attorney
As an attorney, I found Ms. Sendek to be of the highest caliber. She was always very clear with her strategy and advice and prompt with her assistance. She listened carefully to my concerns and made sure that I was always well supported during a very difficult chapter in my life. I am fortunate to have worked with her.

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Founder
  • Hensley Sendek Law, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Botti Marinaccio, Ltd.
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Pro Bono Network
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Botti Marinaccio, Ltd.
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic
  • 2006 - 2007
  • 711 Law Clerk
  • Cook County Public Guardian
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • J.D., cum laude
  • 2007
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • B.S., Economics & Psychology
  • 2004

Associations

  • Pro Bono Network
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hague Convention Attorney Network
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Notre Dame Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators, Member
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2021
  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2021
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2020
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2019
  • Dean Konop Legal Aid Award
  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • 2007
  • CALI Award Payment Systems
  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is as thorough, knowledgeable, and attentive of a lawyer as you will find anywhere. We have worked together on several international child abduction matters where she has provided crucial insights and advice that made an difference between a good outcome and a bad one."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Sendek in a case that went to trial and she is an extremely knowledgeable and professional attorney that I would highly endorse."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Wheaton Divorce and separation Lawyer Jessica L. Hensley Sendek
Jessica L. Hensley Sendek
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 15 years