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Tamara Michelle Jaggers

Child custody Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Tami Jaggers

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 17 years
    Indiana - IN 6 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2017
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Tamara

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Tami has worked her entire legal career helping high net-worth professionals and their spouses navigate complex family law matters.  The individual attention she provides clients ensures their specific concerns are considered and addressed while developing a plan for their financial futures. 

Working with clients to identify and prioritize their financial and parenting issues and goals is a crucial step in each case for Tami, and a constant work in progress.  She understands that each client comes to her with different needs, goals and priorities, and if there are children involved, their best interests come before all other considerations.

Tami has extensive experience addressing and demystifying executive compensation benefits and contracts, as well as dealing with valuations and cash flow issues of closely held businesses.  She truly enjoys helping clients develop and assess their positions on financial issues by taking complex financial data and creating realistic models of potential outcomes so clients can assess their options as a whole and make the best decisions for their futures.

While a skilled litigator, Tami prefers to resolve cases outside of the courtroom, when appropriate, so clients can actively participate in and direct their own settlements through mediation or other alternative dispute methods.  Her extensive training in mediation and the collaborative model help settle, even in the midst of litigation, the most difficult issues. 

Tami has been with the firm since 2004 after working opposite of Audrey on a case when she was a law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s family law clinic.  She joined the firm as an associate upon graduating from Kent in 2005 and was promoted to partner in 2012.  She received her B.A. from Purdue University in 1996.

Prior to attending law school, Tami was the Director of Special Events for a radio station group in Indianapolis, Indiana, and subsequently worked as an assistant publicist at a Los Angeles entertainment public relations firm.  Even though Tami was originally lured to the legal field to work in entertainment law, she found her versatility and background especially suited for helping individual people through an extraordinarily difficult time in their life.  


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Posted by Samantha | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Amazing lawyer
Tami's professionalism, intellect, and experience make her an exceptional divorce attorney, but it's her honesty, insight, and compassion that set her apart from others. I highly recommend Tami and Gaynor Law. They went above and beyond to provide expertise during what was a difficult and prolonged marital dissolution. Tami's approach to litigation and settlement is methodical, but she's consistently aware of the emotional and financial impact of divorce. As a parent, she's adept at understanding how divorce affects children, offering appropriate feedback and assistance with resources. As an attorney, she's communicative and forthright, with an ability to deflect escalation and provide practical solutions to what seem insurmountable challenges. Ultimately, it was Tami's foresight and negotiation skills that saved me from unnecessary court intervention, securing a fair and final divorce agreement. I'm forever grateful for her guidance and support.
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Posted by Louise | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
I am incredibly grateful for the sound legal advice and support that Tami, and the entire team at Audrey Gaynor & Associates, provided me throughout my divorce proceedings. Tami was always personable, professional and responsive to the challenges of my particular case. She was very good at managing my expectations but worked hard to find new strategies. Her experience and legal insight gave me the comfort to know that I was in very good hands.
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Posted by Mechell | March 1, 2018
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First time using a lawyer, and it was AWESOME!
I should have written this review years ago! Tami ROCKS! This was the first time I had ever used a private attorney, so I was skeptical, and very anxious, however within a few minutes of talking to her I felt a calm. She was very direct, specific, and caring when it came to consulting with her about my situation. I believe I hired her immediately, or a few days later. My situation was very stressful and at times I was not clear on what I needed to do or how to handle the other party, Tami was a professional and full of clarity on what to do or not to do. Without really exposing my situation, all I can say is that Tami Jaggers, is an excellent lawyer, she did an phenomenal job with my case. She consistently kept me updated, and informed, when it came to my case. When it came to my financial obligation to the law firm, I was always kept informed and never surprised by a fee or charge. This practice was amazing, Audrey and the entire team are just fabulous. I came out a winner and have recommended Tami to many friends.
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Posted by Peter | February 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I feel fortunate having had Tami on my side during a very long protracted litigation. Tami's attention to detail, her ability to recall facts and most importantly her ensuring that the initial documentation was done correctly saved me time and time again. Her ability to pull up issues from the past and her proper documentation ended up saving me both emotionally and financially. It is without hesitation that I endorse Tami Jaggers as an attorney.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Audrey L. Gaynor & Associates, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Tamara
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tami for over 15 years. She is highly professional, very understanding, and helpful during difficult times for clients. I have referred several of my clients to her for family law matters."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Chicago Child custody Lawyer Tamara Michelle Jaggers
Tamara Michelle Jaggers
Child custody Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 17 years
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