Chicago Office

2 N. Riverside Plaza, Ste 1830
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-897-2010
Fax: 847-637-5140

Crystal Lake Office

333 Commerce Dr., Ste 900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-3000
Fax: 815-455-3049


Schaumburg Office

1990 Algonquin Rd., Ste 240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-637-5140
Fax: 847-637-5140

Laura B Inns, Associate Attorney

Laura B Inns Associate Attorney

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Laura B. Inns is a creative litigator who strives to represent each client based upon their unique needs. If you need a tenacious and aggressive litigator seeking to right wrongs and protect children, she’s your loyal pit bull. If you need to resolve your case, she comes up with settlement proposals that are fair to everyone. Whatever your needs, Laura provides you with reasonable expectations so that you can make informed decisions.

As a former journalist, she knows how to explain legal technicalities so that every client can understand their case and their options.

Laura joined Bruning & Associates PC’s team of skilled divorce lawyers in Chicago Loop, Schaumburg and Crystal Lake in 2017. Her practice began in general litigation and has focused on family law since the beginning of 2014. Right before joining B&A she worked for one of the largest family law firms in Chicago focusing on parenting disputes. In her family law practice, Laura has handled disputes over allocating the marital estate, establishing a nonmarital asset, improper disposition or dissipation of marital assets, allocating income-tax liability for unconventional income structures, parenting time, significant-decision making for children, establishing paternity, allocating income tax benefits arising out of children, and many others.


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Bachelors of Journalism, magna cum laude, 1998

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • High-net worth Divorce
  • Business Interests in Divorce
  • Business Interests in Child Support
  • Exclusive Possession of the Marital Residence
  • Temporary Restraining Orders to protect marital assets
  • Temporary Maintenance (alimony) and Child Support
  • Maintenance (alimony)
  • Child Support
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (formerly child custody)
  • Parenting Time
  • Supervised Parenting Time
  • Significant-Decision Making for Children
  • Contribution to College Expenses or post high-school education
  • Support for Disabled Non-Minor Children

Admitted to Bar

  • State of Illinois, 2012

Legal Membership

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation CourtService Membership
Service Membership
  • Community Involvement
    • Rotary One – Member, 2017- present
    • Downtown Connection BNI Chicago – Member, 2017-Present
  • Honors & Awards
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Pretrial Litigation, 2012
  • Presentations or Publications
    • How to Fix a Bad Child Support Order, 2016
    • Immigration’s Separate Right to Support & Divorce, 2016
    • Best Practices: Allocation of Income Tax Benefits Arising From Children, 2017

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