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Lisa M. Giese is a licensed attorney concentrating in domestic relations and bankruptcy matters in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and surrounding collar counties.  Within the field of family law, Ms. Giese has handled a variety of uncontested and contested cases including pre-decree and post-decree divorce, child support enforcement, paternity and visitation matters, custody and removal cases, DCFS appeals, orders of protection, and disabled adult guardianships.  Ms. Giese is a zealous advocate for her clients and knows when a case should be settled and when it requires aggressive representation and litigation. 


As a trained Guardian ad Litem with the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Ms. Giese has been appointed by the Court on numerous occasions to serve in that capacity and to make recommendations relating to custody, parenting time, and removal in accordance with the best interests of the minor children.  Ms. Giese has also served many years as a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Cook and DuPage County assisting the Court in complex abuse and neglect cases within the juvenile court system.  While in law school, Ms. Giese focused her studies in family law and earned her Certificate in Child and Family Law upon graduation.  Ms. Giese is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association and serves as a director for the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.


Ms. Giese is also an experienced debtor’s rights attorney and is a regular advocate in bankruptcy, small claims and foreclosure court for families suffering due to the current economic state.  Ms. Giese helps homeowners analyze their current situation and determine whether a loan modification or bankruptcy can help them avoid losing their home in foreclosure.  Ms. Giese is also experienced in negotiating unsecured debts, including credit card, medical and IRS debt. 


Ms. Giese’s experience with bankruptcy and foreclosure regularly aids her in her practice of family law, where the two fields often become intertwined.  If your current or ex-spouse has filed bankruptcy while you are in the midst of a pre or post-decree divorce case, or you yourself are considering filing, contact Ms. Giese immediately to determine what your rights and obligations are.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 55%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Chapter 13: 5%
  4. Chapter 7: 5%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anique Kane Drouin

    Lisa is extremely professional and her knowledge of the law serves her clients in the best way possible. She is focused on effective resolution for her clients, and accomplishes that through skilled negotiations or tenacious litigation.


    Anique Drouin Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Ross Brenton Russell

    Lisa is a zealous advocate for her clients with an excellent reputation in the community. She is always prepared for court, of the highest moral character, and an effective negotiator/skilled litigator.


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Contact info

Kollias & Giese, P.C.

400 S. Knoll, Suite B
Wheaton, IL, 60187


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Certificate in Child and Family LawLoyola University Chicago School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyAnderson & Associates, P.C.2008 - Present
Legal Secretary & Law ClerkHanley Flight & Zimmerman2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Council2014 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationGAL Committee Member2013 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
DCBA Family Law CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Court Appointed Special AdvocateVolunteer Advocate2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationYLD Council Member2013 - 2014
DuPage Association of Women LawyersDirector2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of FlynnAffirmed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawCertificate in Child and Family LawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Michigan State University(1) Social Relations; and (2) Political TheoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Custody and Visitation IssuesGAL Appointed -Now What?2014
GAL Training SeminarRole of the GAL from the Perspective of the GAL2013