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Hilary A. Sefton

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Naperville, Illinois

Grunyk & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce that Hilary A. Sefton was recently named one of the state's "rising star" attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine in 2012, recently chosen as a candidate of the America's Most Honored Professional 2014 Award, and was also named in Chicago magazine's February 2012 edition as one of the top young lawyers in Illinois.

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology, and minors in Chemistry and Biology (2003), Hilary received a Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School (2007). While at John Marshall, Hilary successfully completed the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and met Danya A. Grunyk, one of her professors in law school.

Hilary found her passion for Family Law early in her law school career, while clerking for two family law firms and volunteering at Chicago's legal aid offices and PILI.

Hilary originally joined Grunyk & Associates, P.C., as a law clerk in 2006. While clerking, Hilary gained extensive experience in domestic relations law under the direction of the firm's distinguished attorneys and established relationships within the family law community. As a trained mediator, the skills Hilary possesses and her experience in family law assist her in negotiating favorable settlements for her clients. Additionally, Hilary researches and prepares monthly updates of caselaw, including recent trends in Illinois Family Law, to the DuPage Family Law Committee. Hilary is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

The skills, knowledge of caselaw, and experiences Hilary has gained enable her to be an effective advocate for her clients. http://www.grunyklaw.com/Super-Lawyers.pdf

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Annulment
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Guardianship
  • Paternity
  • Pre & Post Marital Agreements
  • Separation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as an 'Emerging Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Du Page County Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association