Jennifer Howe focuses her practice on family law matters including divorce, parentage, child support, parenting time, and post-judgment proceedings. Jennifer practices in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. Jennifer is on the Cook County Domestic Relations Division’s list of court-certified mediators.
From 2018-2021, Jennifer was nominated by her peers and selected to the Super Lawyers’ Illinois Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Jennifer has worked in the area of family law for over 14 years. She began her legal career in 2007 as a legal assistant working closely with family law attorneys. In July 2014, she joined a law firm as a legal assistant and assisted the family law department while obtaining her law degree. In June 2015, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. She frequently made the Dean’s List while working full-time and received the Dean’s Scholarship from 2011 – 2014.
Jennifer represents her clients appropriately depending on the individual client’s goals and the type of advocate needed in that particular situation. She has experience in all types of cases, from amicable, expeditious, cost-effective matters to highly litigious cases. She is comfortable negotiating a settlement agreement or arguing a case in court. She values her ability to communicate and work with her clients to achieve the best possible result during a difficult time. Jennifer has an eye for detail and strives to meet her client’s expectations.
Jennifer is also a certified mediator and assists parties in reaching an agreement amicably and expeditiously, without the need for court intervention and the expense associated with litigation.
Jennifer is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association and co-chaired the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee for three years. She volunteers for the domestic relations judges at the Rolling Meadows courthouse as a courtroom facilitator and at the pro se desk to assist those that cannot afford an attorney.