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Audrey L. Gaynor

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 32 years
    California - CA 35 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Audrey

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Principal attorney and founder of Gaynor Law (f.k.a. Audrey Gaynor and Associates, P.C.).

Graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in 1983 and received my J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1986. Prior to concentrating in family law, I practiced securities law and complex litigation in San Francisco, California and clerked for former Chief Judge Clarence A. Brimmer of the United States District Court for the state of Wyoming commencing in 1992.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018

Location

Gaynor Law
20 South Clark Street
Suite 1620
Chicago, IL, 60603

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client, 2021
I worked with Audrey Gaynor and her team to settle my recent divorce, and I highly recommend their services. Audrey was an empathic and patient listener and a smart, savvy negotiator. She offered me realistic expectations and treated me like a respected team member throughout the process, even when my emotions may have made me less than easy to work with. Audrey’s staff is professional and responsive. Audrey's work ethic and commitment is second-to-none. Audrey brought in additional highly respected team members (financial planner, estate attorney, accountant) when necessary. I cannot imagine having worked though this difficult process without Audrey by my side.
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Posted by MP | January 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Audrey is a top notch professional who puts her client and their needs first. Audrey is a great partner and is skilled in the nuances of mediation and collaboration. She works to minimize costs, preserve assets and finalize details both thoroughly and quickly. And when necessary, Audrey is more than capable of going toe to toe with the pit bull litigation attorneys who claim to practice mediation (but do nothing but churn a case to increase their fees). Audrey is candid, honest and her integrity is beyond reproach. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Mike | October 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorough
Audrey and her staff provide excellent service. At each step of the way, they were thoughtful and thoroughly explained their recommendations to me. They were also highly responsive. The best way to describe it is that I knew they had my best interests as the first priority. I would highly recommend Audrey, and know that should I need them again for anything, I would be a priority. It is a comforting feeling to have experts on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Audrey and Gabby did a wonderful job. Divorces are hard, but they were wonderful to talk through it with and patient.
Posted by Naomi | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Incredibly helpful and patient through a drawn out and frustrating process. I've already recommended her multiple times based on my own experience.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and Clear Thinking
Audrey was a smart, well prepared, and fierce advocate for me in a challenging divorce proceeding. We did a collaborative approach, which meant that my ex and I were leading the process--one that we'd never been through. Consequently I had to initiate more than I would have liked, but she went to bat for me when the other lawyer went into a more aggressive, litigation-style approach to our negotiation. There were times when I felt that I had to remind the team of this need as well as pertinent details that had been covered previously, but Ms. Gaynor was determined in her objective to protect my best interests and reach a settlement that was reasonable and fair. The divorce was a brutal experience for me. All the way through Audrey was very sensitive and caring in every matter. In the end she exceeded our intended goal. I can't thank her enough.
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Posted by Lisa | March 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Divorce Attorney!
Audrey was a true professional helping me through a very difficult and unexpected time. She guided and directed me to concentrate on the right issues and fought hard for me. Smart, thorough, tough when needed, and kind. I recommend her often to friends going through divorce.
Posted by Ann | February 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and supportive representation
I have worked with Audrey for years and have always been incredibly impressed with her professionalism as well as her empathy. She listens to your difficulties, goals, and outlines a realistic approach and expectations. She responds quickly either by email or phone. Her staff are equally responsive and supportive. I highly, highly recommend Audrey and her firm.
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Posted by Laura | February 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Audrey is a great attorney!
Audrey helped me out immensely when I needed assistance getting a divorce and child custody in a particularly difficult situation. She has keen attention to detail and thinks creatively in regards to case strategy. I highly recommend her firm for the wonderful work they all do.
Posted by Peter | February 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Family/Divorce Lawyer
Here is all one needs to know. After 5 years of intense litigation that was mostly crazed insanity, my now ex gave Audrey's name to her best friend when she needed a divorce attorney. That says it all. Audrey is super smart, always prepared, and brings a level of class to a world of bad people. Divorce is not easy and can get awful nasty quickly. She always provided the best advice and navigated me through an extremely difficult process with grace.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
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  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • State Bar of California
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Audrey
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Gaynor. Very experienced and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up a great work!"

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Chicago Divorce and separation Lawyer Audrey L. Gaynor
Audrey L. Gaynor
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation