Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2005
Knox College, B.A., 1996

Bar Admissions
Illinois 2005
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 2006

Amy E. Richards, Principal

Be confident with Amy E. Richards as your divorce or paternity attorney.  Concentrating on domestic relations cases for over ten years, Amy stays current with all laws and local trends.  Her trial experience and negotiation skills afford you excellent representation.

Amy started the Family Law Office of Amy E. Richards in 2009 determined to preserve parent-child relationships, safeguard clients’ assets, and protect those clients suffering from domestic violence and often left without a voice.

Valuable advice will be timely.  After analyzing the unique facts of your case, Amy will be prepared to advise you of all your options.  She will either present your case at trial or handle your settlement negotiations.

Settlement can often be reached when the parties focus on the best interest of their children and different settlement options are presented.  By thoroughly analyzing your case at the start, Amy will help you achieve the best outcome while saving you time and money by avoiding unnecessary litigation.  She can provide creative thinking and propose alternative resolutions even when settlement seems out of reach.

An important goal is to provide you with the peace of mind necessary to focus on your everyday responsibilities, and move forward during and after your divorce.  Amy does so by setting realistic expectations on how your case will proceed, providing advice as the case progresses, keeping you updated, and treating you with the respect your deserve as a valued client.  Your satisfaction with the outcome of your case is a top priority.

Amy is appointed by judges to represent clients through the Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: Indigent Client Program and is listed as an attorney referral for employee assistance programs.  She was recently a panelist for the Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women program “Going Out on Your Own?  Hear from Women Who Have Succeeded.”

In addition, while attending Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, she represented minors in child protection and delinquency cases at the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic and was an associate editor of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal.  She also gained legal experience in corporate and real estate law while working for two major corporations prior to law school.

During what can be an incredibly emotional time, Amy, as your attorney, will protect your rights and your assets.  Knowledge is power, and you will always receive sound, practical yet empathetic advice.

Professional Memberships

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Illinois Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association