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Lawyers and Law Firm in Waukegan, IL │ Patricia Cornell

Patricia L. Cornell
Attorney at Law

Patricia L. Cornell earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and received her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. In 2013, she was sworn-in before the Supreme Court of the United States. Originally from Lake County, Illinois, she has been practicing law in Lake County for over twelve years with experience in all areas of family law including parental allocation responsibilities (formerly called custody), parenting time privileges, prenuptial agreements, child support, maintenance, paternity, post-decree actions and civil litigation. She is a court-approved mediator and court-appointed Child Representative and Guardian ad litem.

She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Inns of Court, Lake County Bar Association and Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County. Currently, she serves as a Board Member for the Lake County Bar Association and Chairs the Family Law Committee.

In 2007, she was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer from the Lake County Bar Association for her involvement. In the community, she is actively involved with AMVETS Auxiliary 35, Teen Court through NICASA and Holy Family Soup Kitchen.

Lawyers and Law Firm in Waukegan, IL │ Karissa Anderson

Karissa B. Anderson
Attorney at Law

Karissa B. Anderson earned her B.A. in Legal Studies and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Juris Doctor cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. She has been practicing law in Lake County for nine years with experience in all areas of family law including parental allocation responsibilities (formerly called custody), parenting time privileges, child support, maintenance, paternity, post-decree actions and civil litigation. She is also a court-appointed Child Representative and Guardian ad Litem.

She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association as well as an executive Board Member for the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County Illinois and an active member within the Lake County Bar Association.

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