Jennifer Guimond-Quigley

Managing Attorney

Jennifer is the owner and managing attorney at the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, currently in its tenth year of operation. She realized early on in law school that she had a passion for both family law and estate planning. After gaining experience in these two areas both during and after law school through several small firm positions, Jennifer decided to start her own firm. With her solo practice, Jennifer loves having the freedom to collaborate with her clients to achieve the best results possible without the constraints common to practicing with larger firms.

Jennifer has an extensive background in business and accounting, which has been invaluable in her legal practice. She spent years working as an accountant, and that experience has been imperative in counseling her clients about the financial and tax impact of their decisions and agreements. Jennifer’s comfort level with numbers allows her to easily explain their complexities in a relatable way to her clientele.

Jennifer resides in Chicago with her husband and children. When she’s not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking and donating her time to various charitable organizations.

Bar Admissions and Other Credentials:

Licensed in Illinois
Mediation Skills Certificate from Northwestern University

Awards and Recognitions:

2021 Best Lawyer’s in America© for Family Law

Super Lawyers Magazine – 2019-2021 Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers Magazine – 2016-2018 Rising Star

2019 Leading Lawyer

2018 Leading Lawyer

2017 Top 10 under 40 Award from National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

News Articles, Publications, and Media Appearances:

U.S News Article -What’s a Testamentary Trust and How Do I Create One? August 6, 2020

U.S News Article – What Is a Notarized Document – and Where Can I Get Something Notarized? – August 25, 2020

The Wall Street Journal – Make Sure to Include Digital Assets in Your Estate Plans – April 19, 2020

U.S  News Article – How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child – June 4, 2019

U.S. News and World Report Article – What Should I Keep in a Safe Deposit Box? – April 30, 2019

WCIU’s The Jam Segment – Creating a Living Will – April 9, 2019

Bankrate Article – Estate planning triggers: When to re-evaluate your estate planning strategy – March 4, 2019

CBS Money Watch Article
Karl Lagerfeld’s cat to inherit a fortune, but may not be richest pet — February 21, 2019

Women Getting Married Article – Everything you need to know about prenuptial Agreements  – 2018

U.S. News and World Reports Article – How to Build an Estate Plan for Your Pets – September 10, 2018

Voyage Chicago Article – Meet Jennifer Guimond-Quigley of The Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley in The Loop – August 28, 2018

Financial Advisor Magazine Article – Sorting Out 529 Plan College Savings In A Divorce — August 24, 2018

Romper.com Article – Cheating & 5 Other Things That Surprisingly Won’t Impact A Divorce Settlement – July 1, 2018

WGN Midday News Pet Custody Segment – Midday Fix: Examining changes to Illinois’ pet custody law – January 3, 2018

Investopedia Article – Thanksgiving: A Good Time to Talk Estate Planning – November 8, 2018

529 Insiders Article – Reader’s Perspective: Question and Answer with Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, Owner and Attorney at Law – November 8, 2017

Financial Advisor Magazine Article – Advisors Should Ask All Clients Estate Planning Questions – October 26, 2017

Fox 32 News Child Support Law segment – Jennifer Guimond-Quigley on “Fox 32 Chicago News” – September 15, 2017

Financial Advisor Magazine – College Students Need A Power Of Attorney – August 22, 2017
Impact Makers Radio Segment – Attorney Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, handling social media in divorce – August 19, 2018

Professional Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Founder, Flying Solo Chicago, a collaborative group for attorneys with solo and small firms.

 

Phone : 312-754-1319

E-mail : jennifer@gqlawoffice.com

Gabrielle Giangrande

Law Clerk

 

Gabrielle Giangrande is currently a 2L at DePaul University College of Law. Gabby began working as a law clerk with GQ Law in August of 2022 and is interested in practicing estate planning and probate law. Originally from the Metro Detroit area in Michigan, Gabby graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI with a double major in Spanish and Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology. While in Michigan, Gabby worked for a boutique estate planning and real estate law firm where she was able to become more familiar with estate planning, interact with clients, and work with great attorneys and staff. Gabby was with that firm for 2 years before she moved to Chicago for law school. Gabby is a very proud first-generation law student. When she has free time, Gabby loves going to bookstores, trying different coffee shops, and taking her dog, Sora, for walks around Chicago.

 

Phone: 312-535-7509

Email: gabby@gqlawoffice.com

 

Sophie Janicki

Law Clerk

 

Sophie Janicki is a 2L at Loyola Chicago Law School. She is interested in family law, real estate, and estate planning. Sophie is from White Bear Lake, Minnesota and graduated from University of Iowa in Iowa City where she obtained a degree in Political Science and Communication Studies. During the pandemic and prior to enrolling in law school, Sophie worked full-time as a Preschool Teacher in the Twin Cities. She found a passion in working with families and teachers to create positive environments for students’ learning and growing.  In her free time outside of school and work, Sophie enjoys watching any type of true crime television, running, lifting weights, trying new dishes, and exploring the city of Chicago with her friends.  

 

Phone: 312-736-7788

Email: sophie@gqlawoffice.com

 

Samantha Leary

Law Clerk

 

Samantha Leary is a 2L at DePaul University College of Law. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Samantha came to Chicago for her undergraduate education and received her B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. While in school and after graduation, she worked for a boutique property tax appeals firm in the Loop where she developed her interest in the law. While in law school, she has honed her interest in family law through a volunteer opportunity at the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse.   In her domestic violence experience, she has assisted self-represented litigants in obtaining orders of protection.  Additionally, Samantha has clerked at the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian.  Samantha began working at GQ Law in August of 2022 and hopes to expand her knowledge and experience in the family law field. While not busy with school or work, Samantha enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, attending sports events, and cuddling with her decidedly non-cuddly cat, Tito.

 

Phone: 312-561-4844

Email: Samantha@gqlawoffice.com

 

Gabriela Stanciuc

Legal Assistant

Gabriela is a Legal Assistant and Client Relations Representative with the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley. With over 7 years’ experience in communications and public relations as well as the hospitality/service and insurance industries, Gabriela’s exposure to a wide range of clients has given her the ability to sharpen her skills to provide exceptional service to our clients. Gabriela’s personal goal has always been to ensure that with every single interaction and communication, her clients and colleagues feel highly valued.

Very organized and detail-oriented, she can manage key aspects of office operations while effectively prioritizing and juggling a wide array of administrative tasks for multiple professionals. Additionally, her motivation and enthusiasm are instrumentals in her ability to anticipate and effectively handle our client’s needs.

Fluent in three languages, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, the oldest higher education institution in Romania.

PHONE: 312.447.9811
EMAIL: gabriela@gqlawoffice.com

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