• Chicago Downtown Office
    • 20 N. Clark Street, Suite 3300 Chicago, IL 60602
  • Northbrook, IL Office
    • 5 Revere Drive, Suite 200 Northbrook, IL 60062
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Laura Darby - Family Law and Divorce Attorney

Laura Darby

Why Laura Darby is the Family Law Attorney for you:

Laura joined Anderson Boback & Marshall in her first year of practicing law, after being admitted to the Illinois Bar and swearing the oath of office as an attorney in November of 2021. Laura is a committed and passionate fighter for her clients, and is a diligent and effective arguer and legal writer. Laura prides herself on working as a team with her clients, and communicates with them about their goals for the case, and how to reach them. 

Although she is prepared to argue the issues, the law, and her client’s positions on them, and will do so when necessary, Laura is also a skilled negotiator and collaborator, and in her cases where a resolution can be reached by agreement, she will strive for that outcome if it is possible, especially when doing so will save her clients needless legal expense. Laura has been described by her opponents as a perfectionist, a criticism Laura wears with honor.

What Laura Darby’s Clients are Saying:

“I really appreciated Laura’s help on my case. She was professional, empathetic, knowledgeable, and very quick to respond. She made an unfortunate situation much more tolerable with her ability to move my case along quickly and easily. Highly recommend.”

“Laura was very professional and did an excellent job. Great advice and did everything as quickly and easily as possible. I couldn’t have gone through the unfortunate process I had to and got the outcome I did without her.”

“We never go into a marriage thinking I have a great divorce attorney if this doesn’t work out. However, Laura Darby is the attorney you want in your back pocket if you do have to go through a divorce! Laura is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and will advocate for her clients. She will provide realistic, clear, and yet supportive guidance to her clients. I have been very lucky to call Laura my attorney and I know she always has my back during my divorce case. A divorce is not a pleasant experience but working with Laura has been a positive experience!”

Beyond Being a Lawyer:

Laura is a passionate Chicagoan and loves enjoying everything the remarkable city of Chicago offers, from the best restaurants in the world, to the best breweries, to spending time on the lakefront and riverfront paths, to adventuring to Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago architecture tours – she’s proud to call Chicago home. 

She also enjoys playing video games, playing with her dog Loki, and spending time in the garden with her wife, Sara. When Laura isn’t working and isn’t adventuring, she loves watching medical and true crime dramas and documentaries (and telling her friends about them). Additionally, Laura loves reading philosophy blogs, having gotten her undergraduate degree in philosophy from DePaul University.

  • Member of Illinois Bar since 2021. 
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago – John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, May 2021.
    • Barrister’s Scholarship – Full-Tuition Award, Fall 2018 – May 2021
    • Top Grade: Counseling and Negotiation, Fall 2020
    • Dean’s List – Spring 2020, Fall 2020
  • DePaul University, B.A. Philosophy, June 2008.

Chicago Bar Association Women in Law –  A Panelist  on a Discussion About The Challenges Faced by 1st Generation Lawyers and Overcoming Those Challenges. November 10, 2022

As High-experienced family law attorneys, we have helped hundreds of Chicago parents with their custody and visitation issues.

Schedule a Consultation with Laura Darby at (312) 715-0870

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    Chicago Downtown Office

    20 N. Clark Street, Suite 3300 Chicago, IL 60602

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    Anderson Boback & Marshall

    Anderson Boback & Marshall is a highly-respected, experienced Chicago family law firm, skilled in negotiation and litigation for divorce and other family law issues. With multiple offices in NorthBrook and Chicago Downtown, we make it easy for you to book an appointment in a location near you. Our family and divorce lawyers serve families in Cook County, Lake County, Will County, and DuPage County. Call Now 312-715-0870