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Frances H. Krasnow

Ms. Krasnow has been practicing law for more than 35 years. With extensive experience in general civil litigation, Fran focuses her practice on all aspects of complex family law, including marital dissolutions, asset identification and allocation, custody issues, child support and maintenance issues, prenuptial agreements, and post-decree matters.

She is a talented negotiator and trial attorney who brings her resourceful, supportive perspective to assist clients during this important time.

Fran is highly involved in the Chicago community, serving on numerous boards. She is currently serving on the Northwestern Law Board; the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League; the Illinois Appleseed Foundation; and she is also a director of the Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company.

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. American Academy of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy and the Lowden Wigmore Prize, 1978
  • University of Michigan, A.B. with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, and James B. Angell Scholar, 1973

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers
  • Admissions

    • State of Illinois
    • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • Federal Trial Bar

    Awards & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America¬© in Family Law (2008 to present)
    • Leading Lawyers' Network
    • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Top 50 Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois
    • Illinois Super Lawyers
    • Received the ADL Women of Achievement Award
    • Received the AFHU Leaders of Distinction Award

    Speeches & Publications

    Family Law: Executive Divorce, A Roundtable Discussion, Crain's Custom Media

    REPRESENTATIVE FAMILY LAW PRESENTATIONS

  • Modifying and Defending Pre-Decree and Post-Decree Parenting Allocation Judgments (NBI)
  • Planning for When Happier Ever After Ends Sooner Than Expected (Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council)
  • Common and Not so Common Family Law Issues and Answers (NBI)
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law (Multiple presentations, NBI)
  • Clarifying the Confusion on Contempt (NBI)
  • Divorce Case Intake and Pre-Litigation Tactics (NBI)
  • Advanced Spousal Support and Section 513 Issue (NBI)
  • Considerations on Contempt (NBI)
  • >Ethical Issues in Family Law (NBI)
  • Issues Arising Under Section 513 (IICLE)
  • Ethical Issues in Family Law (NBI)
  • The Influence of Electronic Communications and Social Media (DuPage County Bar Association)
  • Ethical Considerations in Divorce (NBI)
  • Spousal Support (NBI)
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