Jennifer Guimond-Quigley Named 2018 Illinois Rising Star _ Jennifer Guimond-Quigley

Jennifer Guimond-Quigley

Managing Attorney

Jennifer is the owner and managing attorney at the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, currently in its tenth year of operation. She realized early on in law school that she had a passion for both family law and estate planning. After gaining experience in these two areas both during and after law school through several small firm positions, Jennifer decided to start her own firm. With her solo practice, Jennifer loves having the freedom to collaborate with her clients to achieve the best results possible without the constraints common to practicing with larger firms.

Jennifer has an extensive background in business and accounting, which has been invaluable in her legal practice. She spent years working as an accountant, and that experience has been imperative in counseling her clients about the financial and tax impact of their decisions and agreements. Jennifer’s comfort level with numbers allows her to easily explain their complexities in a relatable way to her clientele.

Jennifer resides in Chicago with her husband and children. When she’s not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking and donating her time to various charitable organizations.

Bar Admissions and Other Credentials:

Licensed in Illinois
Mediation Skills Certificate from Northwestern University

Awards and Recognitions:

Super Lawyers Magazine – 2019 Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers Magazine – 2016-2018 Rising Star

2019 Leading Lawyer

2018 Leading Lawyer

2017 Top 10 under 40 Award from National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

News Articles, Publications, and Media Appearances:

U.S  News Article – How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child – June 4, 2019

U.S. News and World Report Article – What Should I Keep in a Safe Deposit Box? – April 30, 2019

WCIU’s The Jam Segment – Creating a Living Will – April 9, 2019

Bankrate Article – Estate planning triggers: When to re-evaluate your estate planning strategy – March 4, 2019

CBS Money Watch Article
Karl Lagerfeld’s cat to inherit a fortune, but may not be richest pet — February 21, 2019

Women Getting Married Article – Everything you need to know about prenuptial Agreements  – 2018

U.S. News and World Reports Article – How to Build an Estate Plan for Your Pets – September 10, 2018

Voyage Chicago Article – Meet Jennifer Guimond-Quigley of The Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley in The Loop – August 28, 2018

Financial Advisor Magazine Article – Sorting Out 529 Plan College Savings In A Divorce — August 24, 2018

Romper.com Article – Cheating & 5 Other Things That Surprisingly Won’t Impact A Divorce Settlement – July 1, 2018

WGN Midday News Pet Custody Segment – Midday Fix: Examining changes to Illinois’ pet custody law – January 3, 2018

Investopedia Article – Thanksgiving: A Good Time to Talk Estate Planning – November 8, 2018

529 Insiders Article – Reader’s Perspective: Question and Answer with Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, Owner and Attorney at Law – November 8, 2017

Financial Advisor Magazine Article – Advisors Should Ask All Clients Estate Planning Questions – October 26, 2017

Fox 32 News Child Support Law segment – Jennifer Guimond-Quigley on “Fox 32 Chicago News” – September 15, 2017

Financial Advisor Magazine – College Students Need A Power Of Attorney – August 22, 2017
Impact Makers Radio Segment – Attorney Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, handling social media in divorce – August 19, 2018

Professional Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Founder, Flying Solo Chicago, a collaborative group for attorneys with solo and small firms.

PHONE:312-754-1319

EMAIL: jennifer@gqlawoffice.com

Evelyn Hernandez - Associate Attorney

Raquel Lee Sportel

Associate Attorney

Raquel is an Associate with the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley who concentrates her practice on trusts and estates.

Raquel provides thoughtful planning and creative solutions to her clients in the areas of personal wealth, business, real estate and estate planning. She assists families and individuals with a variety of estate planning tools including, wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives. Raquel also works with closely held businesses to serve their unique planning business needs.

For Raquel’s clients, an effective plan employs multiple areas of law. Raquel implements business, real estate, trust, estate and tax law to assist her clients.

Raquel also guides her clients and their family members through probate and trust administration following the death of a family member. She works with sensitive, respect and great care to accomplish the settlor’s intent while protecting her clients’ interests.

Raquel is an active participant in the legal community as a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She volunteers for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and participants in the UIC John Marshall Law School Alumni Mentorship Program and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program.

Raquel is an active participant in the legal community as a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She volunteers for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and participants in the UIC John Marshall Law School Alumni Mentorship Program and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program.

Bar Admissions:
Illinois

Professional Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association

Community involvement:
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
UIC John Marshall Law School Alumni Mentorship Program

PHONE: 312.736.7788

EMAIL: raquel@gqlawoffice.com

Meredith Burtker Associate Attorney

Meredith Burtker

Associate Attorney

Meredith is an Associate with the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley. She has dedicated her career to representing clients in all areas of family and matrimonial law. Since becoming a member of the Illinois Bar, Meredith has focused her practice in the areas of divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, financial matters, and post-decree issues as well as estate planning and probate administration. As a product of amicably divorced parents, Meredith has the tools and unique insight to assist each client with this major life transition.

Prior to joining the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, Meredith was an associate attorney for a boutique family law firm in Naperville, Illinois, where she gained an understanding of the complex issues involved with many types of family law proceedings. Her experience has been instrumental in seeing how each case is unique and deserving of individualized attention and she has a knack for coming up with creative solutions to every matter she is involved in.

Meredith received her Juris Doctor degree from Arizona Summit Law School in Phoenix, Arizona after obtaining a degree in Communication Studies and Business from the University of Kansas. While earning her Juris Doctor, Meredith was a board member of Delta Theta Phi Society and Veterans Law Student Organization.

During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Bar Admissions:
Illinois

Professional Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Community involvement:
Donor to Hinsdale Hospital Foundation
Volunteer for the PADS Homeless Shelter Program

PHONE: 312.754.1334

EMAIL: meredith@gqlawoffice.com

Gabriela Stanciuc - Legal Assistant

Gabriela Stanciuc

Legal Assistant

Gabriela is a Legal Assistant and Client Relations Representative with the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley. With over 7 years’ experience in communications and public relations as well as the hospitality/service and insurance industries, Gabriela’s exposure to a wide range of clients has given her the ability to sharpen her skills to provide exceptional service to our clients. Gabriela’s personal goal has always been to ensure that with every single interaction and communication, her clients and colleagues feel highly valued.

Very organized and detail-oriented, she can manage key aspects of office operations while effectively prioritizing and juggling a wide array of administrative tasks for multiple professionals. Additionally, her motivation and enthusiasm are instrumentals in her ability to anticipate and effectively handle our client’s needs.

Fluent in three languages, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, the oldest higher education institution in Romania.

PHONE: 312.884.9312
EMAIL: gabriela@gqlawoffice.com

Top Family Attorney Chicago
Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017
National Academy Family Law Attorneys