Kathleen M. Kraft

Kathleen M. Kraft

Partner
Location:
Bloomington, Illinois
Phone:
309-807-1308
Fax:
309-827-3458

Ms. Kraft is an experienced attorney concentrating primarily in Family Law and Real Estate. She also handles matters in Business Law and General Civil Litigation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an honor held by only one other lawyer in McLean County. Ms. Kraft handles cases in McLean, Logan, Champaign, Dewitt, Livingston and Woodford counties. She has been recommended by peers as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law for the Leading Lawyers Network and was named an Illinois Super Lawyer for each year since January, 2012.

Ms. Kraft was born in 1966 at Bitburg Air Force Base, Bitburg, Germany. In 1988, she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (a leadership honorary). In 1991, she received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. She was also a Harno Scholar. Ms. Kraft was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1991 and to the U.S. District Court, Central District in 1992. She is an active member of the Illinois State and McLean County Bar Associations. She is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Child Law Section Council. Her past involvement includes memberships in the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, the American Inns of Court, R.C. Underwood Chapter (president 2006-2007, vice-president 2005-2006, secretary/treasurer 2004-2005) and holding the office of Secretary of the McLean County Bar Association from 1993 to 1994. She has been a presenter at professional seminars for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Family Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association and Lorman.

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Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Family Law
  • 15% Real Estate
  • 5% Elder Law
  • 10% General Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1992

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude - 1991
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Evidence Seminar, ISBA Family Law Section Council, 2001
  • Children's Records Seminar, Lorman, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • McLean County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Social Committee, 1995 - 2002
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Advisory Board Member, 1994 - 2002
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Fundraising Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Phi