Kelly L. Petersen
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20 N. Clark Street, Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312-345-9999

Schaumburg Office

1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-995-9999

Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-653-9400

Orland Park Office

15255 W. 94th Ave., Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-9904

Kelly L. Petersen

Kelly Petersen
9.3Kelly Lynne Petersen
Phone: 847-995-9999
Fax: 847-995-0117


Kelly L. Petersen is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, child and spousal support, custody, paternity, visitation, pre-marital agreements, and domestic violence/ orders of protection in Cook, Kane, McHenry and Lake Counties. While in law school at DePaul University College of Law, Ms. Petersen earned a certificate in Public Interest Law and received a CALI Award for the highest grade in Comparative Family Law for her dissertation on the enforcement of religious pre-marital agreements.

Ms. Petersen joined Anderson & Associates in 2012 and was hired on as an associate attorney in 2013. Ms. Petersen served on the Associate Board of Directors of LifeSpan (a non-profit legal organization providing services for victims of domestic violence) until 2017. She is also still active in the legal community as a Co-Chair of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Committee beginning in 2016.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2014


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award- Comparative Family Law
    • Honors: DePaul Journal of Women, Gender & the Law, Supervising Editor
    • Honors: Child and Family Law Fellow
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: DePaul Women's Law Caucus, Secretary
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: Top 10% of graduating class
    • Major: Journalism- Reporting
    • Major: Legal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Past Employment Positions

  • Student Clinician- DePaul College of Law, Family Law Clinic, January 2012- May 2012
  • Law Clerk- Goldberg Law Group, May 2011- May 2012
  • Supervising Legal Fellow- DePaul Domestic Violence Courthouse Project- January 2011- May 2011
  • Law Clerk- Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy- May 2010- December 2010