Jennifer A. Schuster, Principal

Jennifer practices in all aspects of family law, including all issues related to divorce, parenting, and post-divorce matters.

Experienced and passionate, Jennifer has successfully litigated and mediated a variety of family law matters. Clients include business owners, corporate executives, and other professionals, as well as their spouses, who require a range of financial protections and considerations. We also represent parents and grandparents in protecting their children and grandchildren, whether related to a divorce or an adoption proceeding.

While experienced in complex litigation, including trial and appellate advocacy, Jennifer is a firm believer in helping clients successfully resolve disputes through good faith collaboration, mediation, and limited litigation, when possible. She earned her certification in mediation from Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies and is an active member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Jennifer is also a trained facilitator, and current group leader, for the Rainbows Program, a divorce support group for children. When resolution by agreement is not feasible, she is prepared to go to court and well-versed in handling all contested family disputes.

Jennifer graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and prior to becoming a lawyer, worked as a television reporter for several years in various cities. Among her reporting, Jennifer was the only reporter to interview Steven Avery, the subject of popular Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, after he had been charged with first-degree murder. Her jailhouse interviews were the subject of pretrial motions during which Jennifer was summoned to testify.

While working as a reporter in Kansas City, Jennifer attended the University of Missouri. She served as a student editor of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Journal and a member of the school’s Negotiating Team which won first place in the American Bar Association’s regional competition. Upon completion of her law degree, she moved back to Chicago where she is from originally.

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