Kaleigh Barrett focuses her practice primarily in the area of family law, including divorce, allocation of parenting time and parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, property division, and orders of protection. Ms. Barrett’s interdisciplinary background in domestic relations, domestic violence, and child protection allows her to apply a holistic approach when working with her clients. Through her advocacy, Ms. Barrett strives to not only achieve the best possible outcome for her clients and their families, but to also help her clients feel a sense of empowerment and strength while navigating through the litigation process.
Ms. Barrett began her career as a law clerk at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by Haid and Teich, LLP during her second year of law school and continued as an associate attorney upon admission to the Illinois Bar. While in law school, Ms. Barrett also worked as a legal intern at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, assisting individuals in obtaining emergency orders of protection, and as a Supreme Court Rule 711 student attorney with Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Clinic where she regularly litigated in both domestic relations and juvenile court on behalf of her child clients.
Prior to law school, Ms. Barrett worked with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos as a Girls Empowerment Coordinator in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she was in charge of developing a leadership and confidence building program for young women. Ms. Barrett is proficient in Spanish.
Ms. Barrett graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was admitted with a scholarship for her academic achievements and chosen for the prestigious Civitas Child Law Fellowship. Throughout law school, Ms. Barrett committed herself to developing strong oral and written advocacy skills. Ms. Barrett was selected to be a member of the Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court Team, and she was named Second Best Oralist at the national competition. She also served as Publications Editor for the Children’s Legal Rights Journal and Vice President of the Student Bar Association. In addition to her extracurricular achievements, Ms. Barrett was awarded the CALI Excellence Award for obtaining the highest grade in Legal Writing and Advocacy.
Ms. Barrett completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University where she was selected for the Law Scholars Program and graduated, summa cum laude, with degrees in Psychology and Spanish.
100 Saunders Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
3333 Warrenville Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
77 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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