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 I. Baldwin received her law degree with a certificate in family law from DePaul University College of Law, where she also served as Associate Citation Editor on the Journal for Social Justice. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. 

Laura focused her law school career on family law, participating in DePaul College of Law’s Family Law Clinic and externing for the Honorable Judge Panter in the Circuit Court of Cook County. 

In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Laura was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, which is a distinction earned by fewer than 2.5% of attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois. In 2017, Laura was named an Emerging Lawyer by Leadings Lawyers, a distinction recognizing top lawyers and earned by fewer than 2% of lawyers licensed in Illinois.

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