Kathryn D. Farmer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Rosenfeld/ Farmer
 | 221 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1126
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-372-6058
Fax: 312-641-3139
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Chicago-based Rosenfeld, Hafron, Shapiro & Farmer, Kathryn D. Farmer focuses her practice exclusively on marital dissolutions and other family law matters. She provides advice and counsel to clients throughout the metropolitan area who are contemplating or going through a divorce and who thus need assistance with related issues such as child custody and visitation, alimony, complex property division, and child support. A tenacious courtroom advocate when necessary, Ms. Farmer is certified as a mediator by the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and she has also been certified in collaborative law by The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. Accordingly, she often helps her clients try to reach an accord through one or both of those alternative dispute resolution methods.

    Other family law matters that Ms. Farmer has experience with include paternity disputes and adoptions. She also negotiates, prepares and reviews prenuptial agreements. Highly regarded by her colleagues, Ms. Farmer holds an Av Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    A fellow of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Farmer was the 2016 recipient of that organization's Samuel Berger Award, given annually to attorneys and judges who have the highest standards of integrity, courtesy and knowledge of family law. She has been a member of that group's board of managers for several years, and she is one of its past presidents and its current vice president. Ms. Farmer has delivered numerous presentations on family law topics to members of the AAML as well as to seminars and classes sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Kathryn Farmer

    Admitted: 1983, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rhsflawfirm.com/Our_Firm/Kathryn_D_Farmer.aspx


    • Client Satisfaction 10 Best Female Attorney in Illinois, American Institute of Family Law Lawyers, 2018
    • Samuel S. Berger Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016
    • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago Magazine, 2008 - 2009
    • 10 Best Female Attorneys in Illinois, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016 - 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified since 2014 as a Mediator by the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, 2018
    • Certified since 2013 in Collaborative Law by the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2018
    • Certified since 2010 as an Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the Chicago Bar Association since 1983
    • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers since 2007
    • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member the American Bar Association since 1983
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1994

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Attorney associated with/accepting cases from the Legal Aid Foundation of Chicago since 2015
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    Office Location for Kathryn D. Farmer

    221 North LaSalle Street
    Suite 1126
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-372-6058

    Fax: 312-641-3139

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    Last Updated: 6/10/2020

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