Laura I. Baldwin
Partner, Attorney Director
From a young age, I had a passion for working with children and families. I was determined to combine this interest with my professional career. During a classroom discussion in sixth grade, my enthusiastic responses prompted my teacher to say, “Laura, you should be a lawyer!” It stuck. Continuing my passion for learning about human connection and individual life experiences, I studied psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and developed a unique skill set in order to provide my clients with valuable insight and knowledge. Upon receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, my sixth grade teacher’s words drove me to law school, where I found family law. It was a perfect fit. Utilizing my knowledge, extensive experience, compassion, intuition, and strategic thinking, I work to develop an individualized and effective approach for each client based on that person’s unique needs and goals. Whether it is through litigation, mediation, or collaborative law, my focus is honoring the family experience and bringing you through the entire process with dignity. I have the essential skills, the necessary team, and the extensive network of professionals to help individuals transition to a new chapter in their lives.
When I am not practicing law, I enjoy tennis, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my family in Park Ridge. Contact me today – I would love to learn more about you.
Laura is a Partner and the Attorney Director at STG Divorce Law. Laura is an award-winning divorce and family law attorney. She has been selected an Illinois Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers for more than six consecutive years, a distinction earned by fewer than 2.5% of all attorneys in Illinois under 40.
Laura previously served as the President of the Chicago Legal Clinic Auxiliary Board in Chicago, and co-created the Illinois Financial Group – an extensive network of professionals ready to serve clients in pre-divorce and post-divorce planning. Laura is an experienced litigator, trained mediator, and a fellow of Collaborative Divorce Illinois.
Her extensive experience combined with her education allows her to determine the most strategic and cost-effective approach for each individual client, whether its litigation, mediation, or collaborative law. Laura practices all areas of family law including divorce, high net worth divorce, post-divorce issues or modifications, custody/parenting responsibilities, collaborative law, and mediation.