Attorney Profiles
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Attorney Profiles

Erin Webster O'Brien, Esq.

Erin O'Brien

Ms. O'Brien graduated with highest honors from Lewis University in May, 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, double majoring in Criminal / Social Justice and American Studies (History Department). While an undergraduate student, she was a member of the Scholars Academy, Pre-Law Club, and Mock Trial Team. Ms. O'Brien was also admitted to the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society and the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Catholic Honors Society. She received the Senior Departmental Award for American Studies in 2000.


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Kaitlyn A. Worst, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Kaitlyn A. Worst

Ms. Worst graduated in 2014 in the top third of her class at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She graduated with certificates in Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition to the Dean’s List, she earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® for achieving the highest grade in several of her law school courses. Ms. Worst chose The John Marshall Law School to continue her legal education after receiving scholarships totaling over $40,000.00 in recognition for her trial competition performance in the John Marshall Office of Diversity Affairs Undergraduate Mock Trial Competitions.


Emily C. Dhanens, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Emily C. Dhanens

Ms. Dhanens graduated from Ave Maria School of Law in 2017. While in law school, she was a member of the law review and served on the Executive Board as Executive Articles Editor and Notes Editor. Her article titled The Perfect Storm: Monumental Impacts of a Historic Drought on San Joaquin Valley Farmers was selected for publication in the 2016-2017 journal. She was also involved in Lex Vitae Society and the St. Thomas More Society. In addition, Ms. Dhanens volunteered with a local parish high school youth group on the weekends. During the summer of 2016, she clerked with the Thomas More Society, a non-profit First Amendment firm in Chicago.


Staff Profiles

Arielle Barbosa
Office Manager / Legal Assistant
Sandra CottonAccounts Manager
Serving clients in the Will County area including the communities of Beecher, Braidwood, Crest Hill, Lakewood Shores, Lockport, Manhattan, Monee, Shorewood, Steger, University Park, Godley, Channahon, Wilmington, Diamond, Joliet, Plainfield, Minooka, Mokena, Frankfort, New Lenox, Romeoville, and Bolingbrook.
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