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Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Lillian G. Gonzalez

Associate Attorney

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Lillian G. Gonzalez is an experienced civil litigator. Her practice includes all areas involving Family law, Mortgage Foreclosure, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Illinois Secretary of State Reinstatement of Driving Privileges. Lillian strongly believes that all individuals deserve equal access to justice and realizes that every individual and family have values and goals for themselves and their families. She listens to what the client has to say and provides the client with legal options so that they may feel empowered while navigating the legal system.

Professional Background

Attorney Gonzalez joined Bruning & Associates, P.C. in January 2019. Prior to joining Bruning & Associates, P.C. she was the owner of Gonzalez Law Office, Ltd., where she practiced law for 12 years. Before she became a licensed attorney, Ms. Gonzalez was a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and carried various positions with Social Service Agencies in the Chicagoland area.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • McHenry Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Northeastern Illinois University, Women’s Studies Department Student of Distinction Award – for Community Involvement and family advocacy
  • Awarded Lake County Prairie State Legal Services Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2012 for providing legal services to victims of domestic violence
  • Latino Leaders Coalition of McHenry County
  • Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Connections
  • The Rotary Club of Fox Valley Sunset
  • Children Immigration Lawyers Association – Volunteer Attorney at the U.S. Border assisting Central American youth in crisis
  • 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of McHenry County – Guardian Ad Litem and Child’s Representative
  • Lake County Court Appointed Special Advocate – Former Volunteer for Youth in Foster Care – December 2007 to December 2016
  • Prairie State Legal Services of Lake County – Former Pro Bono Attorney representing domestic violence victims
  • 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County – Former Guardian Ad Litem, Child’s Representative and Divorce Mediator
  • Elgin Hispanic Network – Former Guardian Ad Litem, Child’s Representative and Divorce Mediator
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Child Advocacy
  • Children’s Attorney Project – Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • Volunteer Attorney at Tornillo, Texas – Prepared unaccompanied minors for Master Calendar Hearings in Court interviewing for credible fear and possible sex trafficking of minors
Admissions
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Nevada Limited Admission Emeritus Attorney Certificate
Education
  • BA in Sociology/Criminal Justice with a minor in Women’s Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2000
  • JD, Thomas M. Cooley Law School,  Lansing, Michigan, 2006
Service Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
    • Divorce / Divorcio
    • Custody / Custodia
    • Mediation / Mediacion
    • Guardianship / Tutela
    • Orders of Protection / Ordenes de Proteccion
    • Department of Family Services Abuse and Neglect/ Departamento de Familias abuso y negligencia de menores
  • Immigration Law / Inmigracion
    • DACA
    • I-130
    • Deportation Defense / Defensa Contra la Deportacion
  • Bankruptcy/ Bancarrota
    • Chapter 7 Consumer Debt Discharge/ Capitulo 7 descarga de deudas
  • Illinois Secretary of State Reinstatement of Driving Privileges/ Secretaria del Estado de Illinois permiso de trabajo

           

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