Joanna Challacombe

Joanna Challacombe

Attorney
Joanna L. Challcombe, Attorney at Law, PC
Phone: 312-238-9281
Address:
119 S Emerson St #221
Mt Prospect  60056
Ms. Challacombe has been practicing law since the fall of 1989 when she was admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and in the federal court of the Northern District of Illinois. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1985 with high honors from the honors college with a BA degree in psychology and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1989 with a Juris Doctor. Her first job was with Altheimer & Gray in the Institutional Lending, Workouts and Insolvency Department. After deciding she needed a change of direction and greater fulfillment, she took a position with the Cook County Public Guardian’s office representing abused and neglected children and children in dissolution of marriage and parentage cases. Since 1993 she has been in private practice working almost exclusively in the area of family law, including appellate work, but has also worked in cases involving real estate transactions, collections and bankruptcy. In 1996 she was approved by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to represent children in domestic relations proceedings and maintains that approval. Ms. Challacombe has been a fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois since 2009 and continues to hold that accreditation. Ms. Challacombe has conducted numerous custody trials, including cases involving physical, sexual and emotional abuse, serious mental health issues of parents and children, including sociopathy, criminal actions and relocation out of state. Ms. Challacombe has handled cases with complex financial issues, including valuations of businesses, determination of true economic income for self-employed parties, valuation of real estate, establishment of permanent maintenance and renewal and termination of maintenance. Ms. Challacombe has been chosen as a Super Lawyer for the year 2020 and one of the 10 Best Lawyers for Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for 2019 and 2020.
Ms. Challacombe has a relationship with every client and focuses not only on swiftly, professionally and compassionately concluding their cases, but also on working towards helping them change and improve their relationships with their families, improving their understanding of their financial circumstances and encouraging and assisting in career advancement. But most importantly, she listens to and respects the needs and wishes of the client and ensures that each client understands the legal process.