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Emily R. Carrara

1749 South Naperville Road
Suite 106
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

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Phone: (630) 665-7676
Fax: (630) 665-8630

Emily R. Carrara, admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2001, received her law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois in 2001 with honors. She is a 1993 graduate of Boston University. Emily has concentrated in family law and dissolution of marriage cases since beginning the practice of law. Emily is a member of the American Bar Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, the DuPage County Association of Women Lawyers and the Will County Bar Association. She is a Guardian ad Litem for the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Since 2003, Emily has taught and been a presenter for numerous family law seminars, including seminars related to disposition of retirement assets in divorce, including Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, division of pension and retirement benefits, and has extensive appellate experience, including oral argument before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Emily concentrates her practice in family law, including dividing retirement plans, dissolution of marriage cases, representation of Children as Guardian ad Litem, family law appeals, and is consulted by both members of the firm and attorneys outside of the firm regarding division of retirement assets and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.

Emily R. Carrara practices in Family Law.

Current Employment Position(s):

Partner

Areas of Practice:

Child Support
Family Law
Adoption
Appellate Practice
Child Custody
Guardianship
Paternity
Premarital Agreements

Litigation Percentage:

98% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 2001
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2001
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Education:

John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
J.D.
Honors: With Honors, Dean's List
Honors: Moot Court Executive Board

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
B.A.
Major: Political Science

Representative Cases:

In re Marriage of Kukulsi, 2-02-0240 (2nd Dist. )
In re Marriage of Kelly, 2-02-0781 (2nd Dist )
In re Marriage of Reed, 2-03-0789 (2nd Dist )
In re Marriage of Dombek, 2-04-0839 (2nd Dist. )
Felzak v. Hruby, 226 Ill.2d 382, 876 N.E.2d 650 (2nd Dist 2007)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Growth From the Inside, 2003 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association, 2001 - Present
Member

Illinois State Bar Association, 2001 - Present
Member

DuPage County Bar Association, 2001 - Present
Member, Family Law Committee

Kane County Bar Association, 2001 - Present
Member

Kane County Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
Chair, New Lawyers Committee

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, 2001 - Present
Member

Will County Association of Women Lawyers, 2005 - Present
Member

Fraternities/Sororities:

Phi Alpha Delta

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