Carolyn knows that domestic relations matters are stressful and take a toll on the parties involved. As a result, her compassionate nature makes her clients immediately feel comfortable. Carolyn understands that each case and each client is different. Some cases are able to be resolved through mediation, while other cases can only be finalized through a trial. Carolyn implements and tailors her approach to each case based on the specific facts of each case and the client’s needs. Carolyn is meticulous in her approach and has a thorough understanding of the law.
In order to better serve her clients, Carolyn successfully completed the mediation program of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, which she utilizes to negotiate settlements outside of the courtroom. When litigation is necessary, Carolyn advocates for her clients at trial and in hearings related to property division, maintenance, child support, allocation of parenting time and allocation of parental responsibilities. Carolyn goes the extra mile to advocate for her clients. Her goal is to ensure that every client receives the best possible outcome.
Carolyn is a life-long resident of Illinois and grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 and went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2011. In law school, she was accepted into the family law clinic, where she first realized her passion for family law. During her time in law school, she also clerked for a superior court judge and interned at the Chicago Legal Clinic. Carolyn takes pride in her civic duty and remains associated with the Chicago Legal Clinic as an auxiliary board member. She is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association and Gamma Phi Beta sorority alumni association. In her free time, she enjoys her local book club, traveling, pilates and spending time with friends and family.