Joanna L. Challacombe

Joanna L. Challacombe

Attorney
Joanna L. Challacombe, Attorney at Law, P.C.
Phone: (312) 238-9281
Fax: (847) 890-6165
Address:
119 S. Emerson St. Ste. 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 from, 1991 to 1993. 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 for several years. Ms. Challacombe has conducted numerous custody trials, including cases involving physical and emotional abuse, serious mental health issues, criminal actions, removal and the like, and she has handled cases with complex financial issues, including valuations of businesses and determination of true economic income for self-employed parties.