Aubrey J. Parker
Aubrey has dedicated her career exclusively to the practice of family law, focusing on restructuring issues for all families, such as divorce, dissolution of Civil Union, parentage, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, adoption, surrogacy contracts and negotiations, sperm donor contracts, and LGBTQ specific family issues.
When utilizing Aubrey’s services, families are not dissolved; they are restructured, often for the better.
While Aubrey has handled numerous litigious matters and been involved in highly contested/high profile trials, when litigation can be avoided, her approach to matters includes mediation, arbitration, and/or formal Collaborative practice to settle cases efficiently and cost-effectively, while focusing on the unique goals and concerns of her clients and preserving the relationship between parties to the greatest extent possible.
Aubrey believes educating clients about their rights and legal challenges is one of the most effective strategies in helping clients tailor their goals and concerns, and she takes the time necessary to ensure every client understands their options and is provided with an array of creative solutions. Aubrey is also able to provide a unique perspective on child-related issues as she has accepted numerous judicial appointments to represent children in domestic relations matters as a Guardian Ad Litem and Child Representative in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Aubrey’s ability to render results has been recognized time and time again. Specifically, Aubrey has been recognized as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of all Illinois attorneys under the age of 40, and has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine, a designation given to fewer than 2% of the attorneys in Illinois.
Aubrey completed the Divorce Mediation Skills Training program at Northwestern University, is a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, with honors, where she continues to enjoy teaching law students as a professor of legal writing.