Debra J. Braselton

Debra J. Braselton

Attorney
Law Firm of Debra J. Braselton, P.C.
Phone: 630-261-1222
Fax: 630-261-1229
Address:
One Oakbrook Terrace Ste. 801
Oakbrook Terrace  60181
Debra J. Braselton is an experienced family law attorney with a unique background and a career built around families. Debra's first career was as a certified nurse midwife at a large teaching hospital in Chicago. During her career as a nurse midwife, Debra gained a wealth of knowledge and experience with families, particularly with families in crisis. Debra's clients benefit from her experience and enjoy her unique sensitivity to the personal nature of their family law matters.An advocate of alternative dispute resolution in family law matters, Debra was among the first attorneys in Illinois to receive training in Collaborative Law. Approximately half of Debra's divorce practice is comprised of collaborative cases and she is actively involved in the Illinois and international collaborative law professional organizations.Debra achieves an out of court settlement in over 90% of her divorce cases, a success rate she attributes to meticulous case preparation, excellent client communication and a willingness to aggressively try the case when settlement options have been exhausted. In her litigation practice, Debra handles cases involving divorce, custody, visitation, domestic violence, guardianship and adoption in Dupage, Kane and Cook counties in Illinois. She is adept at counseling her clients as to the proper course of action and regularly handles trials, pretrial conferences, evidentiary hearings and contested motions in her cases. Debra is also a skilled negotiator - as comfortable developing and presenting a complex settlement proposal as she is evaluating and responding to a settlement proposal presented by her opponent. Whether she's handling litigated cases or negotiating settlements, Debra's skills help achieve the best possible results for her clients. Debra is also a certified mediator and Guardian ad Litem and is frequently appointed to serve in those capacities by judges in DuPage County. In 2013, Debra received certification as a Family Law Arbitrator, having been trained by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Debra demonstrates her commitment to professional responsibility through her active involvement in local bar associations, not-for-profit divorce educational organizations and as a Hearing Board Chairperson with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. She is a former officer and director of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Debra was selected by her peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has an AVVO rating of 10 "Superb" based on her experience and on reviews by peers and former clients.