Monika Barrett grew up in a household of attorneys, sparking a lifelong interest in the law. Monika’s unique background in Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Evidence has equipped her with a distinctive approach to the practice of Family Law.
Why Monika Barrett is the Family Law Attorney for You:
Monika Barrett brings a unique perspective to family law, cultivated from a lifelong passion for law and a comprehensive understanding of Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Constitutional Law. Growing up in a family of attorneys, Monika developed a structured way of thinking and arguing from a young age. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Political Science, which laid a strong foundation for her legal career. Further, her role as a Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law honed her ability to understand and explain complex legal concepts.
Prior to joining Anderson & Boback, Monika practiced civil litigation, serving as a Guardian ad Litem and Child Representative at the Loyola Civitas ChildLaw Center, and as a summer extern for Domestic Relations judges in Will County. This diverse background equips Monika with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the intricacies of family law and advocate effectively for her clients.
What Jessica’s Clients are Saying:
Excellent Child Custody Lawyer – “I will recommend Jessica Marshall as an excellent attorney for child custody and family law cases. From the moment she took on my case, she was determined to help me achieve my desired outcome (of course in the best interest of my son). Jessica worked diligently on my case and showed compassion through out the year long custody battle. She has the knowledge, wit and compassion that it takes to represent and fight for a fathers rights. If you ever need or know someone in need of a family law attorney, Jessica is the one for you.”
Very Attentive & Great Outcomes – “Jessica Marshall was beyond attentive, understanding and professional. I could not have been in better hands and am truly appreciative of the way she handled my case and getting me the outcome I came to her for! I highly recommend her and would absolutely use her again if the need arises!”
Felt Supported & Got Job Done – “I recently worked with Jessica Marshall. She was informative, available, kind, and tough. I felt supported and she defintely knows what she is doing and how to get the job done. Highly recommend this firm.”
Highly Recommended – “Jessica was responsive, attentive, has a hyper attention to detail and of course, knows the laws relating to the litigation of custody, child support, and parenting time inside and out. At no point did we feel Jessica was not on top of our case and ready to see our case all the way through to a trial. She managed expectations. Under promised, over delivered! No trail, an agreement in place with the parenting time we wanted and a manageable child support order was the end result of a bitter child support and parenting time case. Hopefully we will not have to utilize Jessica’s services again but in the event that we need to, we have full confidence in her abilities. She did an outstanding job for us. Cannot say enough about how pleased we are as a result of Jessica’s services.”
Amazing Divorce Lawyer – “Listened to my concerns. Advocated on my behalf and ultimately helped me win custody of my son. As a father it is nearly impossible to win custody. Straight forward, honest, and impeccable character. Would never want her to be opposing counsel. She’s intelligent and is very committed to her clients. I can’t say enough good things about Jessica.”
An Excellent, Skilled Lawyer Who Will Produce Results – “I cannot overstate the experience and professionalism that Jessica brings to the table. Jessica and her staff remained easily reachable over different time schedules and could be counted on to return emails and phone calls promptly. If you need quality results and resolutions-this is the lawyer and firm to hire. Their ability to research case law and draft necessary motions is what puts them above other lawyers and firms If you want the best, call Jessica.”
Beyond Being a Lawyer:
Outside of work, Monika enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs. A lifelong ice hockey enthusiast, she has played the sport since she was five years old, refereed games, taught children to skate, and now coaches a high school girls’ ice hockey team.
- Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 2021
- Miami University (OH), Master’s Degree, 2018
- Miami University (OH), Bachelor’s Degree, Cum Laude, 2018
- State of Illinois, 2021
- United States Northern District of Illinois, 2021
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
- CALI Award Recipient, First Amendment
- Family and Family Law Certificate (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
- Advocacy Certificate (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
- I enjoy oral arguments in Court and drafting and responding to pleadings.
- All facets of Family Law
- Prior Family Law, I practiced personal injury law. During that time, I was able to secure six-figure results for my clients through litigation, mediations, and settlements.