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" Selecting Kelly to represent my case was THE right thing to do. She has very good knowledge of what it takes, and guided me through the process. Very transparent throughout the case, which made me feel very much at ease. She was very reasonable, patience, and supportive to the case needs. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a reliable, prompt, professional and overall an excellent lawyer. Thank you Kelly! "

Posted November 7, 2017 by Anonymous on Avvo

Schaumburg Divorce Attorney Kelly L. Petersen
9.3Kelly Lynne Petersen


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2014

Kelly L. Petersen is a licensed attorney concentrating in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, child and spousal support, allocation of parental responsibility (custody), parentage, parenting time (visitation), pre-marital agreements, and domestic violence/orders of protection in Cook, Kane, McHenry and Lake Counties. While in law school at DePaul University College of Law, Ms. Petersen earned a certificate in Public Interest Law and received a CALI Award for the highest grade in Comparative Family Law for her dissertation on the enforcement of religious pre-marital agreements.

Ms. Petersen joined Anderson & Associates in 2012 and was hired on as an associate attorney in 2013. Ms. Petersen served on the Associate Board of Directors of LifeSpan (a non-profit legal organization providing services for victims of domestic violence) until 2017. She is also still active in the legal community as a Co-Chair of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Committee beginning in 2016.

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award- Comparative Family Law
    • Honors: DePaul Journal of Women, Gender & the Law, Supervising Editor
    • Honors: Child and Family Law Fellow
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: DePaul Women's Law Caucus, Secretary
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: Top 10% of graduating class
    • Major: Journalism- Reporting
    • Major: Legal Studies
  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • "Til Get Us Do Part When Illinois Divorce Law and Jewish Religious Law Intersect," DCBA Brief, Vol. 27 (2014-15).
  • Student Clinician- DePaul College of Law, Family Law Clinic, January 2012- May 2012
  • Law Clerk- Goldberg Law Group, May 2011- May 2012
  • Supervising Legal Fellow- DePaul Domestic Violence Courthouse Project- January 2011- May 2011
  • Law Clerk- Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy- May 2010- December 2010
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