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Carolyn D. Jansons

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law

Biography

Carolyn D. Jansons (Partner) was born in Columbus, Ohio, in September of 1974. She is a 1996 graduate of Northern Illinois University and 2001 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude. She graduated seventh (7th) in her class from Northern Illinois University College of Law and was a member of the Law Review. She is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2006.

Carolyn is a member of the Kane County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. She was the co-chair of the Kane County Bar Association's New Lawyer's Division (2003-2007). Carolyn was elected as the Secretary/Treasurer of the KCBA in 2015, served as Vice President in 2016 and was sworn in as president in 2017. Carolyn also chaired the Family Law Committee and the Rules Subcommittee of the Family Law Committee. She was the Secretary of the Local Government Law Committee and active in the Civil Practice Committee.

Carolyn was named the 2006 Outstanding New Lawyer by the Kane County Bar Association. She appealed a trial court decision and won, establishing favorable law affecting all of the municipalities in the State and has served as an advisor to the Illinois Municipal League on issues related to that case.

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2001, DeKalb, Illinois
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Northern Illinois University, 1996

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • United States Supreme Court, 2006

    Professional Associations

    • Kane County Bar Association, Member
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
    • Co-Chair of the Kane County Bar Association’s New Lawyer’s Division, 2003 to 2007
    • Elected as the Secretary/Treasurer of the KCBA in 2015, served as Vice President in 2016 and President in 2017
    • Chaired the Family Law Committee and the Rules Subcommittee of the Family Law Committee
    • Secretary of the Local Government Law Committee
    • Civil Practice Committee

    Current Employment Position

    • Partner

    Honors

    • Awarded Top 100 Family Lawyers in Illinois by the American Academy of Legal Advocates for 2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
    • Awarded Top 100 Family Lawyers in Illinois by the American Academy of Legal Advocates
    • The National Association of Professional Women honored as VIP Woman of the year for 2014-2015
    • Named the Outstanding New Lawyer in 2006 by the Kane County Bar Association
    • The Kane County Bar Association, Board of Managers Service Award for Director from 2012-2015 as well as Secretary/Treasurer from 2015-2016