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Chicago Family Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Julie A. Johnson

Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, a family law firm with offices in Elmhurst, Park Ridge, and Chicago, Illinois, is proud to announce that Attorney Julie A. Johnson has joined the firm. Attorney Johnson will serve as Of Counsel, and she will expand and strengthen the firm’s family law practice with her distinguished advocacy capabilities and appellate law background. “There are a multitude of reasons we are excited to have Julie join the firm, including that we trust that Julie shares our dedication to treating clients with respect and zealously advocating for them at all times, in addition to her frequent success in the Illinois Appellate Court,” said principal Maxine Weiss Kunz.

As a skilled and experienced attorney, Attorney Johnson is well versed in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including crafting pre-nuptial agreements, adoption, divorce, complex financial matters, parentage, child support, allocation and modification of parental responsibilities, relocation out of state, and domestic violence. Attorney Johnson routinely negotiates financial settlements and parenting agreements, without the need for litigation and masterfully litigates both motions and evidentiary trials when needed. Using her acumen for written legal argumentation, Ms. Johnson has also developed a successful niche appellate practice, making right the errors that occur in family trial court. Using a unique approach that combines both formidable legal advocacy and empowering clients with effective tools for disengagement from toxic conflict, Attorney Johnson has earned her reputation for excellent client-conscious representation.

“Julie has built her practice techniques on the fundamentals. She is well versed in the law and supporting cases and she holds both opposing counsels and Judges accountable with her knowledge. She is a wonderful combination of the person you want both standing with you in court and drafting your pleading. This combination of skills is rare.” – Amanda M. Oliver, Principal.

Attorney Johnson’s prior career as an advocate and counselor for survivors of domestic violence inspired her to practice family law. Since becoming an attorney in 2007, she has assisted hundreds of clients in moving forward independently and safely toward a better tomorrow.

On more than one occasion, Attorney Johnson has been recognized for her excellent work in the field of family law and as a champion of women in the profession. She received the prestigious Alta May Hulett Award from the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women in 2017. This award acknowledged Attorney Johnson’s work in promoting the advancement of women throughout the legal profession and local communities. Since 2015, Ms. Johnson has been named an Emerging or Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in family law since 2008.

Julie Johnson has served the legal community in several capacities. Since she was a student at Northern Illinois University College of Law, Ms. Johnson has been an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Most notably, she is currently serving in her second elected term on the ISBA’s Board of Governors. She also holds memberships with the DuPage County Bar Association, the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association.

About Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC

Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC was founded in 2014 and is highly regarded throughout the Chicago community. The Principals continue to receive accolades within the Domestic Relations community. Additionally, in 2022, attorney Jennifer L. Fox was promoted to Senior Associate. The firm prides itself on promoting internally and maintaining an atmosphere where attorneys can grow and cultivate their practices.

The WKO team provides clients with an individualized approach and the utmost attention . While often known best for their success in litigation, the attorneys at WKO regularly employ their skills to resolve matters through mediation and alternate forms of dispute resolution.

The firm has successfully represented clients in complex cases involving asset distribution, premarital agreements, high-conflict divorce, and child custody. WKO provides legal services to clients in numerous counties throughout the area, including Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County.

To learn more about Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, please visit https://www.wkofamilylaw.com/ or call 312-605-4041.

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