• St. Charles Office2445 Dean St., Suite G
  • Hoffman Estates Office2300 Barrington Rd.
  • Warrenville Office27474 Ferry Rd. 492
  • Free Initial Consultation(630) 797-5505

Profile

Experience

Hower Law Firm, LLC, St. Charles, Illinois, March 2018 to Present

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Principal and Founding Attorney

  • Domestic Relations Advocacy – Dissolution/Divorce, Maintenance/Alimony, Child Support, Property Valuation and Division, Custody, Visitation/Parenting Time, Removal, Domestic Battery, Orders of Protection/Restraining Orders, and Injunctions
  • Parentage Advocacy – Establishment, Support, Custody, Visitation/Parenting Time, Removal, Domestic Battery, Orders of Protection/Restraining Orders, Injunctions, Illinois Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) Administrative Hearings
  • Adoption – Related, Unrelated, and Foreign
  • Juvenile – Delinquency and Parental Rights Termination
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Administrative Hearings, Appeals, and Parental Rights Termination
  • Estate Planning– Wills and Powers of Attorney

Mevorah Law Offices, LLC, St. Charles, Illinois, September 2010 to March 2018

Associate Attorney

  • Domestic Relations Advocacy – Dissolution/Divorce, Maintenance/Alimony, Child Support, Property Valuation and Division, Custody, Visitation/Parenting Time, Removal, Domestic Battery, Orders of Protection/Restraining Orders, and Injunctions
  • Parentage Advocacy – Establishment, Support, Custody, Visitation/Parenting Time, Removal, Domestic Battery, Orders of Protection/Restraining Orders, Injunctions, Illinois Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) Administrative Hearings
  • Adoption – Related, Unrelated, and Foreign
  • Juvenile – Delinquency and Parental Rights Termination
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Administrative Hearings, Appeals, and Parental Rights Termination
  • Estate Planning– Wills and Powers of Attorney

Prairie State Legal Services, St. Charles, Illinois, August 2009 to September 2010

Volunteer Staff Attorney

  • Obtain Orders of Protection for victims of domestic abuse with little financial means
  • Dissolutions/Divorces for particularly and uniquely challenged individuals
  • Custody cases for mental health or addiction issues of one or both parents.

Education

Northern Illinois University, College of Law – Chicago, Illinois

Juris Doctor, May 2009

  • Honors:  Cum Laude, Dean’s List
  • Moot Court
  • 711 Externship with Prairie State Legal Services

Boston University, Boston Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration,

  • Honors:  Cum Laude, Dean’s List
  • National Honor Society for Business Students

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois, November 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, November 2010

Acknowledgements & Honors

Illinois Super Lawyers

  • Rising Star Award 2016-2019

AVVO

  • Top-Rated Attorney (10.0/10.0)

Certifications

  • Guardian Ad Litem, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Mediation, Kane County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Kane County Family Law Committee
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of Beta Gama Sigma, the premier honor society recognizing business excellence

Representative Cases

  • Khan v. Fatima, 680 F.3d 781 (2012)

Community Service

  • Regular volunteer at DuPage County Family Law Help Desk providing free legal advice to those of modest means and in need
  • Volunteer at Will County pro se days helping Judges with cases and providing those in need with free legal help
  • Volunteer at Kane County Ask A Lawyer Day
  • Volunteer at Anderson Animal Shelter
  • Over 32 hours of pro bono work in 2015 assisting an indigent woman with her divorce and post decree issues
  • Volunteer staff attorney for Prairie State Legal Services
  • Participant of a Domestic Violence Clinic while in law school and volunteered aiding victims of domestic abuse at Prairie State Legal Services and in Court while issued a 711 student law license
  • Volunteer for St. Charles Swim Team (Club and High School Teams) including, but not limited to: organizing multi team swim meets, fundraising, timing, working concessions, donating food for meets, setting up for meets, cooking and bringing the team breakfast(s), cooking and hosting Regional, Sectional, and State dinners, etc. from 2007 through 2013
  • Boy Scout troop volunteer during the years my sons were participants (approximately 2000-2006), including, but not limited to: coordination and donations to: pine wood derby, camps, “cross-over” and other events

Speaking Engagements

DuPage County Collaborative Law Association Monthly Meeting, 2017

  • The Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy

Publications

Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019

Chicago Magazine, 2019

Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018

Dupage County Bar Association, 2018

Patch.com, 2017

Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017

    Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016

    With over a decade of experience, Ms. Hower is highly regarded by local Judges in the surrounding counties.

    She is compassionate about her clients and vigorously advocates for her clients’ needs, both in the courtroom and with opposing counsel during negotiations, never losing sight of what is important to her clients.

    Hower Law Firm St. Charles

    2445 Dean St, Suite G
    St. Charles, IL 60175

    Office (630) 797-5505

    Hower Law Firm Hoffman Estates

    2300 Barrington Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

    Hower Law Firm Warrenville Estates

    27474 Ferry Rd. Ste. 492
    Warrenville, IL 60555

    Call Us 630-797-5505