Tara L. Pease focuses her practice on family law issues, including divorce, legal separation, parentage, allocation of parental responsibilities, mothers’ rights, prenuptial agreements, child support, modifications, child custody, visitation, maintenance, orders of protection, and other related matters. She handles a diverse caseload involving daily court appearances, legal research, filing petitions for dissolution of marriage, drafting parenting agreements, negotiating settlements, and communicating with clients. Tara is recognized as a zealous advocate in the courtroom, having personally experienced family law matters. She is now leveraging her 18 years of litigation experience working with crime victims in Cook County to be a strong advocate for women and children throughout the State of Illinois.
Ms. Pease began her career as a Law Clerk working for the former Chief Judge, the Honorable Donald P. O’Connell, at the Richard J. Daley Center, Circuit Court, in Cook County, Chicago. She worked at the Pro Se desk, helping litigants initiate cases at the Daley Center. She then served as an extern at a federal criminal defense practice, and later clerked for a state criminal defense practice. In 2003, Tara began her 18-year tenure at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted hundreds of felony trials. Her vast experience includes the Felony Trial Division, Preliminary Hearings Division-Sex and Homicide Unit, Felony Review Division, Traffic Division, Child Support Enforcement Division, and Criminal Appeals Division. Prior to beginning her law career, Tara served in marketing communications, public relations, and event planning roles.
Ms. Pease graduated from The John Marshall Law School where she received a Juris Doctor. While in law school, she was invited to participate in an Honors Advanced Trial Advocacy Program. As a participant, she competed in the ABA/JMLS Criminal Law Trial Team Competition, winning multiple rounds. Tara was also invited to travel with her honors trial team to Dublin, Ireland, where she competed in a mock trial against solicitors and barristers. She was selected to be a Research Assistant for her Criminal Procedure professor and worked on Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure issues. Tara received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in History and Communication Studies from the University of Iowa.
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