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Kristen Messamore - Joliet, IL

54 N Ottawa StreetSuite B-10 Joliet, IL 60432 - 4193

Updated: 06/17/2022

Joliet Juvenile Law Lawyer

Overview

I have been practicing law since 1998, and have developed a focus in juvenile law, handling delinquency, truancy, and abuse and neglect cases.I am trained toact as a guardian ad litem for children in custody issues and have expanded the firm's appellate practice.From 1999 to 2007, I worked exclusively in the juvenile court room as an assistant public defender and represented minors charged with various crimes ranging from misdemeanors to class X felonies...
I have been practicing law since 1998, and have developed a focus in juvenile law, handling delinquency, truancy, and abuse and neglect cases.I am trained toact as a guardian ad litem for children in custody issues and have expanded the firm's appellate practice.From 1999 to 2007, I worked exclusively in the juvenile court room as an assistant public defender and represented minors charged with various crimes ranging from misdemeanors to class X felonies.Additionally, I have represented minors and parents in abuse and neglect cases involving the Department of Children and Family Services.Based on my past court room experience and raising our three children with my husband since 2000 (who is also an attorney managing our firm), I am aware of the sensitive and emotional aspect of a family dealing with legal issues involvingchildren.I am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, and the Women's Will County Bar Association.

About Kristen Messamore

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Juvenile Law 85%
  • Appellate Law 5%
  • Criminal law 10%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1998

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois Bar Association, 1998 - 2017 (Member)
  • Will County Bar Association, 1998 - 2017 (Member)

Past Positions

  • Hammel Law Office, P.C., Association Attorney At Law, 2000 - 2017
  • Will County Public Defender Office, Assistant Public Defender, 1999 - 2007

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1998
    J.D.
    Honors: With High Honors
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    B.A.
    Honors: With High Honors
    Major: Psychology and Speech Communications

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Omicron Pi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

54 N Ottawa StreetSuite B-10 Joliet, IL 60432 - 4193

Fax

  • 815-723-1371

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