Kristie C. Fingerhut

Kristie C. Fingerhut

Managing Partner

1590 South Milwaukee Avenue Suite 230
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-549-3075
Fax: 847-306-3551
Email: KCF@FingerhutLaw.com

Kristie began her legal career as a judicial law clerk in Cook County in the Commercial Calendar of the Law Division before diving into the practice of law with an established small law firm in Lake County focusing on all aspects of domestic relations and family law. Kristie gained valuable litigation experience dividing both large and small marital estates, sifting through complex financial matters and compensation packages while also helping to resolve both complex and routine custody/parenting decision matters for her clients and their children. After nearly ten years with the firm, Kristie formed the Law Office of Kristie C. Fingerhut in 2014 in order to better serve the needs of her clients and family on her own. In 2018, Kristie and Jessica combined forces to establish FW Family Law Group LLC in order to continue to increase the level of service that they can each provide to their clients across Northern Illinois.

Kristie is frequently appointed by the court to act as a mediator for parties going through divorces or parenting disputes and she is also appointed by the court to represent children in complex family cases. This contribution gives her the enhanced ability to assist her clients that she represents as they go through the same processes. Her own personal experiences being raised in a divorced family as well as her attention to detail and compassion for her clients make her an effective advocate in whom her clients trust to represent their interests before the court in a firm, but practical way.

Professional Successes

  • Graduated Cum Laude from University of Southern California with BA in Psychology and minor in Law and Society in 2000
  • Graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with JD with Certificate in Child and Family Law in 2003
  • Admitted to IL Bar 2003
  • Editor and then Editor in Chief of the Children's Legal Rights Journal while in Law School at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
  • Published an article while in law school (Deadbeat Daddy Dilemma: An Examination of Parental Responsibility and Fundamental Rights in State v. Oakley, "629 N.W.2d 200 (Wis. 2001), in Children's Legal Rights Journal, Summer 2002, volume 22 (Kristie E. Cary)."
  • Named to 19th Judicial Circuit's Approved List of Child Representatives/Guardian Ad Litems in 2007 (and each year since)
  • Named to 19th Judicial Circuit's Approved List of Mediators in 2008 (and each year since)
  • Organized and bought Girl Scouts' Project Law Track to Lake County for the 1st time in 2017
  • 2018 Founding Member, American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators

Memberships

  • American State Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (having served on their Board of Directors and Executive Board between 2005-2012)