Emma Langdon Yates graduated in 2013 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and a Certificate in lntemational Law. Mr. Yates received a merit scholarship upon entrance, was a student clinician at the school's Business Law Clinic, and was an associate editor on The Loyola University Chicago School of Law lnternalional Law Review. Ms. Yates earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in pscyhology from Northwestern University in Evanston, lllinois. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Yates volunteered full-time as an AmeriCorps member in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she led a community service and leadership development program for middle-school youlh. She is currently a member of ihe lllinois State Bar Association. the Chicago Bar Association, and has volunteered through the Chicago Bar Association with Wills for Heroes. Ms. Yates focuses her
practice in the area of family law, including divorce, property division of marital and non-marital assets in divorce (e g. retirement, investments. and real property), small businesses in divorce, post-decree litigation, maintenance (alimony), child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), parenting time (visitatation), grandparent visitation, and issues related to college contribution. Ms. Yates also focuses her practice in the areas of probate, guardianship, disabled estates, domestic violence, estate planning, business formation and planning, and residential real estate transactions.
Honors: Cediticate in lnternational Law
Honors: Merit scholarship upon entrance
Law Review: lnt'l Law Review, Associate EditorNorthwestern University
Major: German language
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?