Elizabeth I. Reed

Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux, LLC
400 South Knoll Street
Suite A
Wheaton, IL 60187
T: 630.752.9256
F: 630.752.9257

e.reed@bhgafamlaw.com

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Elizabeth Reed entered the practice of family law in 2008 after 17 years as senior assistant DuPage County public defender, a position in which she worked passionately to protect the rights of the poor in criminal court. Respected not only for her courtroom talent and knowledge of the law, but also because of her deep empathy for her clients, Elizabeth’s family law practice emphasizes marital dissolutions, child custody and visitation, and a wide range of related issues. She has been appointed a children’s guardian ad litem by Domestic Relations Court in DuPage County and regularly represents clients there as well as in the courts of Cook, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.

As an experienced litigator, Elizabeth has an open and honest courtroom style that brings out the human quality of her clients in ways that have a positive impact. She is compassionate yet strong in helping clients through the difficulties of family law disputes, is highly accessible and completely open to client needs and requests. Although she seeks every possible resolution to a dispute short of going to court, Elizabeth is not reluctant to litigate on her clients’ behalf and is aggressive at protecting their legal rights. In court or as a counselor, she strives to bring a sense of reassurance to clients and to help them put their lives back in order.

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association

Past Experience

  • Senior assistant DuPage County public defender

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1989
  • University of Illinois, B.A.

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1989