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Lyn C. Conniff

Family Attorney at Oak Park, IL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
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COMPASSION AND EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING FAMILY CASES. CALL FOR CONSULTATION.

Lyn is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney with over 30 years of experience in family law. In the first four years of Lyn's legal career, she practiced as a corporate and securities law attorney before devoting her practice to family law. Lyn commenced her training in Collaborative Law Practice in 2002 and, since that time has attended additional and extensive trainings throughout the United States and Australia. Over the past fourteen years, Lyn has represented many clients in the Collaborative Law Process to help them explore creative solutions as they transition from one household to two households.

 

Lyn has worked with clients on a wide range of family law issues, and she has helped to resolve difficult situations with innovative techniques and a commitment to open discussions between parties. Lyn is dedicated to finding a personalized solution for each client because she understands that each situation is unique.  

 

Lyn combines her experience and skill with compassion and an instinct for understanding a family’s needs and interests.  Where there are children involved, Lyn’s focus is on the best interests of the children.

 

 

Location

Conniff & Keleher, LLC

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Posted by Tracy | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and personable
Lyn Conniff represented me in my collaborative divorce process. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to my case. On top of that, she is a lovely person to work with. She has cares about clients and has a great sense of humor. I recommend her highly!
Posted by Rich | September 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Intelligent, Thorough, Well-Versed
I am very pleased to have had Lyn represent me in negotiating a very involved divorce, covering four minor children and their counsel, two pensions and two QDROs, two 401k plans, and the differing tax consequences in valuing various assets. She was invaluable in creating a solution to convey a house with an existing mortgage cleanly, so that the kids could remain in the school district and the neighborhood, while protecting my interest in ensuring that the mortgage and home equity loans were replaced, and paid off, as soon as practicable. Lyn is very informed as to Illinois law, as well as to the norms and guidelines of the court system in Cook County. She is compassionate, and was a great help in finding a superb counselor for the children. Lyn is a phenomenal resource, and was instrumental in illuminating a path forward for my family in many ways, including of course legal, but also financial and even emotional. I find her to be open minded, real-world oriented, and motivated to find fair and workable outcomes. I recommend her unequivocally and without reservation.
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Posted by Murray | December 15, 2020
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Exceptional Service - from start to finish
Interviewed three other firms to handle my divorce and Conniff law Offices came out top of the list. The service provided by Lyn and her team was exceptional...highly professional and very personable. Hiring a mediator to represent me across the table from a litigator was a decision I'm very pleased with. Her approach to matters saved me time and money, both in fees in the short term and assets in the long term. I would highly recommend Lyn Conniff to anyone dealing with a divorce.
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Posted by Katherine | December 15, 2020
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Highly recommend! Lyn is great!
I highly recommend Conniff Law Offices to all. Beginning with our initial consultation meeting, I knew I was in great hands and had great support from Conniff Law Offices. Lyn promised to handle my divorce quickly, effectively, and as much out of Court as possible - and she delivered. Lyn was able to alleviate a lot of the stress typically tied to the divorce process. Lyn provided experienced and expert legal guidance, legal insight and support during what is standardly a highly stressful and highly emotional time. Lyn was always quick to respond and made herself readily available to address all of my questions and concerns.
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Posted by Josh | April 10, 2018
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The best in any situation
The process of my divorce has been one of the most difficult things in my life - aside from the marriage itself. I had chosen Conniff Law Offices because I wanted someone accomplished in mediation and compromise, but who could also put up a fight against the worst in their industry should settlement fail. I have not been disappointed for even one moment. Throughout the entire time I have been completely astounded by the level of legal prowess, professionalism, and even humanity that I have seen from every individual I have met at Conniff Law Offices; all the way from the paralegals who know me by my voice when I call to Lyn herself. While I genuinely hope never to give this kind of referral, I would guide my closest friends and family to Conniff Law Offices without hesitation should they need this kind of help. I know they'll be treated with compassion and respect, and that Lyn will help them figure out what really needs to happen and help them get there.
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Posted by Jacob | January 30, 2018
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excellent service
I went through a divorce recently and it was the most stressful, overwhelming decision I've made in my life. (especially since I have kids) Conniff Law made the experience much more bearable. The entire staff was very professional and very friendly - they almost felt like a small family. Lyn was very knowledgeable on all of the questions and concerns that I had – from custody to property division. She was very easy to talk to and always made sure I understood and was comfortable with the decisions that had to be made during the process. She was also respectful to the opposing parties attorney, but I knew that Lyn would stand up for my best interests and not let me get taken advantage of. She always stressed what was the right thing to do for everyone, especially the children. Prior to hiring Lyn, I had met with other Oak Park attorneys (the area where I’m from) and more than one of them actually recommended Conniff Law. They must have a reputation of being one of the best in the area. I highly recommend Conniff Law and am grateful for their help during this stressful moment in my life.
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Posted by Jim | April 1, 2016
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Thank you Lyn
I hired Lyn as my attorney on a collaborative divorce settlement as well a subsequent extension of the agreement. Lyn is fantastic. She is knowledgeable, pragmatic and is adept at working with other attorneys in a positive manner. Lyn's counsel is excellent, not just in what the law is on a particular topic, but what are the practical consequences of its application. Lyn excels at being her client's advocate without polarizing the other side. While people often want to complain about attorney's fees, Lyn is great value for the money. I am a happy client and recommend Lyn without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2015
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My first choice - by far!
I knew after the first few minutes of meeting her that Lyn Conniff was the right attorney to represent me in my divorce. The financial aspects of my divorce were complicated and I knew that I needed an attorney who had deep experience and strong analytical skills. Not only did Lyn quickly understand the complexities of the financial issues, she explained them to me in a way I could understand. Lyn is collaborative in her approach but she is not afraid to advocate for a position. She can be tough when necessary but she is also very empathetic and authentic. I have friends who have described their divorce process as being unnecessarily protracted and out of their control. When you are going through a divorce, you already feel like your life is out of control! The last thing you need is an attorney that doesn’t communicate and wastes time and money on unnecessary paperwork and negotiation. That is the opposite of my experience with Lyn. I highly recommend Lyn for her integrity, her breadth of experience and her commitment to attaining a positive outcome for her clients.
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Posted by Donna | July 31, 2015
Hiring Conniff Law was THE BEST decision I could have ever made...
I recently went through a divorce that I did not want to happen. I was heartbroken and not thinking clearly through the process and foolishly chose to let my soon-to-be ex-husband and his attorney handle all the details. Unfortunately, I took the word of these two people who clearly did not have what was best for me or my daughter in mind when crafting the marital settlement agreement. Then, just a couple of weeks before going to court, I was told through a casual acquaintance about a new Illinois law regarding maintenance guidelines. I immediately searched for more information online and found an article on the Conniff Law website regarding this new law. I wasted no time and made an appointment with Lyn Conniff to discuss my situation. Lyn went to work immediately to save me from making a huge mistake. I highly recommend Lyn Conniff and her amazing associates to handle all matters of divorce and child custody. I went from being completely alone in the divorce process to having a whole group of competent and understanding attorneys in my corner. The divorce moved quickly and within 4 months everything was complete. I couldn't be happier with my choice to hire Lyn and so grateful that I did.
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Posted by Jaime | July 29, 2013
Commendable collaborative divorce attorney
Having just made it through a 10-month long divorce process, with Lyn Conniff as my attorney, I can wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone interested in a positive, collaborative approach to getting divorced. Lyn was always professional, organized, prepared, and friendly to work with--in fact, she has a great sense of humor which I found to be quite helpful as we worked through all the stages of the divorce, some of which can get fairly tedious and grinding, let's just say.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Conniff Law Offices
  • 1991 - Present
  • Associate attorney
  • Shefsky & Froelich
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Associate attorney
  • Coffield, Ungeretti, Harris & Slavin
  • 1987 - 1990

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1987
  • University of Sydney
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Law
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • 2002
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Nuts & Bolts of Divorce
  • Financial Issues in Divorce
  • 2014
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • Introduction to Collaborative Law
  • 2006
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • Nuts and Bolts of Family Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lyn and I recently worked on a Collaborative Process matter together--each with our own client. She is extremely professional and focused on the needs of the family as a whole--while never losing her role as an advocate for her client. She's an excellent communicator and creative in her solutions--such strengths are invaluable in the Collaborative Process. I strongly endorse Lyn."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lyn and I have worked together as opposing counsel on many collaborative divorce cases, and for drafting of premarital agreements. Lyn is smart, efficient, creative, and effective. She is knowledgeable on the law but uses common sense to help solve family problems fairly outside the court system. I endorse Lyn’s family focused approach."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"After working with Lyn on Collaborative cases, I wholeheartedly refer to her. She represents her clients in a very professional manner. Her attention to detail makes her an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lyn is very knowledgeable in the area of family law. She represents her clients zealously and with compassion. I do not hesitate to give Lyn's name out as a referral for any person looking for a divorce attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had several cases with Lyn. Her attention to detail is unmatched. She knows the law well and understands the psychological component of divorce and negotiation. I would highly recommend Lyn for anyone in need family law assistance."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Lyn. She is a great and dedicated divorce lawyer. We have worked on collaborative matters together and she has done a very thorough and nice job. Lyn very much cares for her clients and it is apparent in her advocacy both at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. You can trust Lyn to stick to her word and follow through. I look forward to working more with Lyn in the future!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lyn is dedicated, compassionate and a skilled negotiator. She is a strong advocate her client, and importantly, she focuses on resolving issues. Lyn is honest, knows the law and thinks 'outside the box' to creatively bring a case to closure."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lyn and I worked on a case together and although she was tough and worked tirelessly for her client, she was also able to come to the table and reach some agreement on the case to keep the costs down. I appreciated the way she was able to quickly assess the problem and work with me to get the matter resolved"
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lyn is not only an excellent advocate for her clients, but she is an excellent colleague as well. I have had the pleasure of working with Lyn on a number of cases and she has always exhibited the utmost professionalism and courtesy towards me while still zealously defending her clients and their interests."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to oppose Lyn on several cases and can say that she is an excellent attorney who is very well-versed in the practice of family law. She demonstrated nothing but integrity while firmly advocating for her clients and I have the utmost respect for her and her practice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lyn Conniff is a spectacular family law attorney. I have worked with Lyn on several Collaborative divorces and she always maintains a very professional demeanor, while diligently representing her client's interests in a manner that preserves the relationship between the spouses. She can't be beat!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lyn is a highly skilled and knowedgeable attorney. She is very diligent in representing her clients needs, and is very professional and respectful in her dealings."
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Oak Park Family Lawyer Lyn C. Conniff
Lyn C. Conniff
Family Attorney
Oak Park, IL
Licensed for 36 years