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Ashlyn O’Brien

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Practice Areas:

  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning

Biography

Ashlyn is an associate based primarily out of the firm's Joliet office. She focuses her practice on Family Law, Probate matters, and Estate Planning. Ashlyn graduated from Saint Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Political Science, and she earned her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Prior to attending law school, Ashlyn gained valuable experience interning with the Will County Public Defender's Office and the Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the Attorney General in Washington, D.C. While at the University of Dayton School of Law, Ashlyn was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the legal writing and research class and the Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award. Outside of the classroom, Ashlyn was the treasurer of the Volunteer Student Law Project, working with local attorneys to provide legal and nonlegal services throughout the Dayton area.

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2020
  • Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2017
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: English

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 2021

Honors

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Wills for Heroes/ Wills for Vets, 11/2018 to 02/2020
  • Dayton Municipal Court Self Help Center, 2020 to 2020

Past Positions

  • Knowable, Contract Analyst, 11/2020 to 04/2021
  • Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, Extern, 01/2020 to 05/2020

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • Will County Bar Association, Member, 2021 to Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2021 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney