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Smart. Caring. Dedicated. We do good work, put clients first, and resolve issues as efficiently as possible. 




Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    10 years



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David K. Wolkowitz

    Chicago divorce lawyer Marie Fahnert is a problem-solver with integrity. Her client service is excellent, and she strives to give clients realistic expectations while striving for success.


    David Wolkowitz Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I have known Marie Fahnert for several years and she has always maintained a high standard of integrity and ethics. She treats every client with equal respect and importance that not only serves her clients well but reflects positively on family practice law and lawyers in general. I personally see her growing in an upward and positive direction in the near future from not only the goodwill she is building in her community but the excellent work she has done. As an attorney, I have worked with her and found her easy to work with and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her either to potential clients or to other fellow attorneys.


    Tracey Daniels Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Fahnert, LLC

25 East Washington Street
Suite 1217
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Building Trial SkillsNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2010
Family Law Trial AdvocacyABA2010
Travel to SCOTUSNorthestern School of Law Legal Clinic2006
Legal InternNorthwestern School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerFahnert LLC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law InstituteFellow2011 - 2013
American Bar AssociationYLD General Practice, Solo, & Small Firm Vice-Chair2010 - 2011
American Bar AssociationYLD Family Law Vice-Chair2010 - 2011
ABAYoung Lawyer Delegate2010 - 2011
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Husband v. JudgeSuccess
In re: The Marriage of Wife and HusbandSuccess
In re: The Marriage of Wife and HusbandSuccess
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationChild-Custody Jurisdiction: The UCCJEA & PKPA2014
Chicago Daily Law BulletinWitness testifies via Skype at Daley Center proceeding2013
Wall Street JournalBedridden man uses Skype to testify against wife2013
YahooCarnations? Again? Why post-Valentine's Day is a popular time for divorce2013
Fox BusinessHow States Differ on Divorce Laws2012
Millionaire CornerBreaking Up is Harder to Do in a Bad Economy2011
Chicago TribuneFinding Your Missing Piece2010
Illinois State Bar JournalSubstitution of Judge as of Right2010
Chicago Chinese NewsHow to Expunge Your Criminal Record2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
NITADeposing the Expert WitnessN/A2010
Northwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TeleconferenceTop Resources to Help You Become a Better Lawyer2010
Miner Moot Court4th and 5th Amendments2010
ABA Law Student Division 7th Circuit Spring MeetingLunch with Experience2010