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Focused

Results
Oriented

Experienced

Experienced

With more than three decades of experience the, attorneys at CIESLA|BEELER have the skills to achieve outstanding results for you

Client Focused Results Oriented

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The attorneys at CIESLA|BEELER have been recognized and lauded by former clients and colleagues for their excellence

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Progressive and Dynamic

WHY US

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The Team

CIESLA | BEELER’s attorneys have been recognized as outstanding lawyers in peer ratings and have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers.  Our attorneys are often selected to speak on topics of family related topics to individuals divorcing or contemplating divorce, as well as author articles in legal journals for peers.

Because of our professional experience, clients appreciate the value we bring. They receive knowledgeable, professional, personalized service from a firm with a national presence, without the price tag of a downtown firm. WHY US…

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WHAT WE DO

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

Skilled, fair, and intelligent attorney and defender of children's interests - Kathryn is my children's court-appointed representative. She is smart, dedicated, exceedingly fair, and has a terrific ability to call things as she sees them. She is also a skilled negotiator, never losing sight of what was best for my children and enduring an incredibly frustrating situation with my ex-spouse. I would highly recommend her in the capacity of a children's representative.
-Anonymous
Good Experience - Jennifer helped me through a difficult time in my life. She was caring and compassionate. I would recommend her services.
-Anonymous
5 Star -  Hired Kathryn with emergency court hearing coming in two weeks. She was super attentive and prepared me thoroughly. She responded to any question I had the same day. I felt as if I were her only client. I would recommend her for any matter. She also reviewed a concurrent real estate contract for a bid before the court date. Her negotiations with a resistant opponent and uncompromising criminal attorney reached the desired outcome.
-Anonymous
Great Attorney - Jennifer knew just when to be tough to get me what I needed. My husband made this really difficult and Jennifer helped me so much, every step of the way!
-Anonymous
Professional.  Attentive.  Advocate.  Child custody cases are the worst thing that can happen to any family. Kathryn and her team at Ciesla Beeler have gone above and beyond to protect and advocate for my children. I’ve always felt listened to, given solid advice and had a clear plan. Very professional / timely with emails, phone calls and countless court appearances. She’s a strong woman who you want on your side of the courtroom.
-Anonymous
Highest Rating - I knew from the first meeting with Jennifer that I had chosen the right attorney. Jennifer is professional, intelligent, personable...the attorney you are looking for. The way she handles herself in the courtroom speaks volumes for the attorney and person she is. I respect Jennifer and highly recommend her. I just cannot say enough wonderful things about her.
-Rose
Single Father’s Savior - I play music for a living as a singer/songwriter. I’m on stage every night and have performed to the upwards of 30,000 people while opening for The President . But for some reason I can’t find the words to express what Kathryn and her associates did for my son and I . . . I understood what was going on every step of the way! In a custody battle there’s really no winners and in fact the child is the one that loses. I feel like my son I are now the exception to that! Because of the grace, strength and passion of someone like Kathryn. My family thanks you!
-Adam
Perfect Match of Zealous Advocate and Compassionate Support - Jennifer was able to help me navigate the complex decisions which affect a young Child in the midst of divorce. She met often with me on weekends and after hours, and was attentive to my needs. I appreciated her approach, which often involved advice I may not have wanted to hear, but needed to hear. I felt she had my back and understood my family’s needs. I felt safe and protected.
-Anonymous
Knowledgeable and Trustworthy Attorney for a Complex International Divorce and Custody Case - I engaged Kathryn after being dissatisfied with another prominent attorney's services. She immediately responded and found solutions for a complex international divorce, custody and child support case. She continues to be reactive and responsive, counseling me on the best solutions to my legal problems. She filed my European divorce decree with the circuit courts without any delay, sought to recuperate the retainer from my former attorney who did not fulfill their obligations, investigated and researched the European law for child custody and support, always in a timely, efficient and professional manner.
-Anonymous

YOUR LAWYERS

Kathryn L Ciesla

Kathryn L. Ciesla

Founding Partner

Jennifer Cunningham

Jennifer Cunningham Beeler

Founding Partner

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Awards and Recognition

CLII Fellow 2019
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