|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Brief Writing Award||Southern Illinois University School of Law||2008|
|Moot Court Intramural Competition Quarter-Finalist||Southern Illinois University School of Law||2008|
|Partner||Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Peoria County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Tazewell County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Tazewell County Bar Association||President||2014 - 2016|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Mid-Continent College||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
|Tenth Judicial Circuit CLE: Family Law Basics||Divorce Overview and Process||2016|
|Why Gamble on Your Knowledge of the New Dissolution/Parentage Act?||Section 604 Changes||2015|
|McLean County GAL Conference||How GALs Get Paid||2014|
|Family Law Seminar||Mental Health Records||2014|
Posted by Stephen
I had the pleasure of working with Kelly Giraudo, of Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C law firm. Mrs. Giraudo handled my case from beginning to end with great intergrity, class, and professionalism. I was confident in the work and commitment that Kelly and her team dedicated to my case, and trusted the process in which great pacients was required from me to ensure positive results in the handling of my case involving the allocation of parental rights concerning my minor daughter. Mrs. Giraudao promptly replied to emails and was very thourough in explinations of her answers to my questions. Mrs. Girauado was able to exhibit great time management and attention to detail in the midst of handling multiple cases to inclue mine. I would also like to thank the law office's professional paralegals Mrs. Kelly McCall for being very pleasant and Mrs. Molly Goforth for her work as well. I looked for a law office who would be straightforward and also a lawyer who's values aligned with my own and Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C was a great choice. Not only did Mrs. Girauado successfully represent me but also concluded my case with the results in that I was seeking in having majority parenting. Thank you Kelly, I would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous
Kelly was compassionate, caring and very competent in our case. She listened, documented, believed in us and fought for us. The court system is not perfect but it's the best thing we have so there will always be compromises. In our experiences the Judge has always been key to the process and we could tell he respected Kelly as a lawyer and also as a person. We felt Kelly was committed to our case from beginning to end and we will definitely use her again.
Posted by anonymous
I would not recommend. Initially consulted with Susan Butler who came highly recommend for a custody case for my child. I was impressed with Susan and decided to retain her. Then ever so slyly our case was then passed off to the junior member of the firm Kelly Giraudo. This upset me and made me very nervous but I was reassured Susan would be very closely involved and when you retain Susan you "retain the whole team". Long story short, Susan was not involved at all and the Junior attorney who handled our case did it horribly and she was literally an embarrassment to herself and us in the court room. The more senior attorney for my spouse wiped the floor her "arguments" and her closing argument was down right embarrassing and heartbreaking because I knew I had lost my little one.
They charged me for hours upon hours of case preparation over the weeks leading up to and the weekend before the hearing and literally had reviewed nothing and did not look over an ounce of the documented schedules, events, text message, all documenting the neglect and misconduct my spouse had committed. Complete waste of 10s of thousands of dollars and I lost primary custodianship of my child, I had to go from having her 50-60% of the time down to 4 days a month. . Save yourself the time and heartache and Avoid this firm. They are inexperienced and overconfident and I felt they were only looking for large retainers they could burn up literally doing nothing.
Tamara Meister, Divorce and separation Attorney
I have worked with Kelly for five years and she is one of my law partners. Kelly is one of the most passionate attorneys I know. She cares deeply about every client she represents. Kelly works tirelessly, not only for a positive outcome for her client, but always keeps at the forefront of her mind the best interests of the children in a particular case. She is knowledgeable, well prepared and is truly one of a kind. I highly endorse Kelly.
Susan Butler, Divorce and separation Attorney
I have practiced law with Kelly for over 7 years, and she is one of my law partners. Kelly is a true gem of an attorney. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, and is willing to take on even the most difficult situations involving children's issues. She is indefatigable, has a great legal mind, and writes beautifully. She supports her clients in all aspects of their cases, and strives always to achieve the best outcome for each client.