Staci Balbirer concentrates her practice in the area of divorce and family law that encompasses issues related to complex financial matters, the allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, property division, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, orders of protection and international custody disputes.

Over the course of her practice, Staci has realized the need for assisting families with special needs children and handles matters for families with special needs children and adults in both the domestic relations and guardianship divisions.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully argued that a mother’s visitation with her infant child should be supervised based upon mother’s conduct with child.

  • “Capped” husband’s obligation to pay maintenance to wife despite husband earning a substantial income.

  • Allowing for a Mother’s international relocation with her minor child.

  • Successfully defended against Orders of Protection and Stalking No Contact Orders obtained solely to harass client

  • Barred wife from producing any evidence to support her claim of past due college contribution from husband and successfully modified husband’s college contribution based upon a substantial change in circumstances.

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

Staci has lectured on and authored about family law matters, including most recently:

  • “The Implementation of Technology in Divorce and Family Law in the United States,” at the "Challenges on Digital Justice" virtual event, May 28, 2020.

  • "How to Calculate Support for Adult Children with Special Needs," a Northwest Suburban Bar Association program.

Her recent publications include:

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Staci joined Aronberg Goldgehn as an associate in November 2014 and was promoted to Member in January 2019.

In 2019 she was named an Emerging Lawyer in Family Law by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 or fewer years. From 2016-2020, she has been named a “Rising Star” in Family Law by Illinois Super Lawyers, a designation awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Staci is a member of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law, which focuses on areas of law uniquely affecting women and provides a forum to discuss and implement women’s unmet legal needs and issues.

Among her achievements while a student at The John Marshall Law School, she was an invited member of the Morrissey Scholars - a group of individuals excelling in their professional responsibility courses.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Glencoe Junior Kindergarten, Parent Board Member

  • Make-A-Wish Illinois Associate Board, Former Member

  • The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation, Member. The Foundation is Staci's family's charity organization. It helps those suffering from sudden loss of a family member.

RELATED NEWS



The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2009

Lehigh University, B.A., Psychology; Minor, Religious Studies, 2006



BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Women and the Law, Member (2016-2020)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Family Law by Illinois Leading Lawyers (2019)
  • Named a “Rising Star” in Family Law by Illinois Super Lawyers (2016-2020)

PERSONAL

What would you be doing if you weren't a lawyer? I would be a food critic.
What is the best vacation you've ever been on? Traveling throughout Vietnam on my honeymoon.
What is something most people don't know about you? I am a fantasy football fanatic.