Kogut & Wilson is proud to announce two additions to our growing team of dedicated family law attorneys. The firm welcomes Cailee J. Alderman as a partner and Kirsten L. Meeder as an associate.

Cailee represents clients in all aspects of family law with a focus on divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, guardianship and special immigrant juvenile status cases.

Before joining Kogut & Wilson, Cailee worked as a senior associate at a Chicago-based family law boutique that focused on family and adoption services. While pursuing her J.D., Cailee gained experience interning at DCFS, the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and the Chicago Legal Clinic wherein she provided guidance and advocacy for families.

In recent years, Cailee has served as both a host and speaker for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA)’s Adoption Law Seminar. She also had a chapter published in the 2020 edition of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)’s adoption law handbook.

Cailee received her J.D. and her Certificate in Family Law from DePaul University College of Law in 2013 and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010.

Kirsten concentrates her practice in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including both pre-decree and post-decree family law matters. Before joining Kogut & Wilson, Kirsten worked as an associate at a prominent family law firm in the Chicago area.

Kirsten received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served as administrative editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Kirsten was awarded the 2014 Larry Travis Bushong Student Award and received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in her Moot Court competition. She received her B.A. in Women’s Studies and Political Science with Honors from the University of Michigan.

Kogut & Wilson forms individual relationships with their clients by taking a personalized approach to divorce and family law. These personal connections allow the firm to understand clients’ distinct concerns and advocate for their specific needs throughout the duration of their cases.

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