Marie Fahnert

by Marie


Why did you become a family law attorney?

I chose family law because I like the positive effect that I have on people’s lives. There is nothing more satisfying than helping a father maintain a relationship with his son, helping ensure a wife a comfortable retirement, or simply helping someone move on to a more rewarding, happier life.

Does your life experience affect your work?

Before becoming a lawyer, I lived and worked in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The exposure to different cultures made me more open minded, more sympathetic, and more accepting of all people.

This understanding of people (and their follies) helps me be a better lawyer because I truly believe that we should be as open minded about others as we would like others to be about us.

Why did you start your own law firm?

At the time I made the decision I was working as a divorce lawyer at a Chicago legal-aid clinic. While I loved the efficiency and selflessness of my co-workers, I wanted to provide my clients with more comprehensive, personalized attention.

Thus, I founded Fahnert, LLC, with the client-focused philosophy of doing good, putting clients first, and resolving issues as efficiently as possible.

Call Marie!

Please contact Ms. Fahnert by calling her at 312.235.2352 or by emailing her at

Ms. Fahnert will get back to you as soon as she can.