Jennifer Cunningham Beeler

Top rated Family Law attorney in Northfield, Illinois

Ciesla Beeler
Jennifer Cunningham Beeler
Ciesla Beeler

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2005

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Ciesla Beeler

2 Northfield Plaza
Suite 255
Northfield, IL 60093 Visit website


Jennifer Cunningham Beeler is a founding partner at Ciesla Beeler, LLC, in Northfield, Illinois. With over 15 years of experience practicing law, she focuses her practice exclusively on family law, guardianship, and probate and estate matters. Serving the Chicago metro area, Ms. Beeler handles cases involving adoption, alimony, child advocacy, child support and custody, divorce, domestic violence, LGBTQ matters, uncontested divorce, prenuptial agreements and many more. 

Ms. Beeler is a skilled and tenacious litigator who is known for her zealous advocacy and solid commitment to her clients. As a certified mediator in family law, Ms. Beeler also uses mediation to enable clients to resolve their legal matters in a less contentious and a more cost-effective manner. The judges of Lake County have selected Ms. Beeler to be a financial and custodial mediator, and a financial mediator in Cook County.  

Ms. Beeler has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and business administration from the Illinois Wesleyan University. She has a Master of Arts degree in communication from the Northwestern University. Ms. Beeler obtained her Juris Doctor from the DePaul University. She received training in mediation from the DePaul University’s Center for Dispute Resolution.

In custodial cases, Ms. Beeler serves as guardian ad litem and child representative. She is also frequently designated by judges as guardian ad litem for elderly and disabled adults. She is active in serving her community and is a member of the Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners. She is also on the board of many schools and charitable organizations. 

Ms. Beeler is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association and the Lake County Jefferson Inn of Court. She has written extensively and published many articles. She is also an ardent speaker who has lectured at many prominent seminars. In honor of the exceptional legal services Ms. Beeler provides, she has an “Excellent” rating on Avvo.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2005, Illinois

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Educational Background:
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts, English and Business Administration
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois - Center for Dispute Resolution, Divorce and Family Law Mediation Training
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois - School of Communication, Master of Arts
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certificate in Mediation, 2009
  • DePaul University, Center for Dispute Resolution, Certificate in Divorce Mediation, 2009
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Friends of Lake Bluff Parks, President, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Lake County Docket Editorial Board, 2016
  • Jefferson Inn of Court
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Office location for Jennifer Cunningham Beeler

2 Northfield Plaza
Suite 255
Northfield, IL 60093

Phone: 847-868-1860


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

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