Chidinma “Chidi” concentrates her practice in business litigation and family law, including pre- and post-decree dissolution matters, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, parentage, guardianship and adoption matters.
While in law school, Chidi gained family law experience while serving as an intern for the Legal Aid Society (LAS) of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago. Additionally, she served as a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) intern for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services working on probate and domestic relations civil litigation cases.
Also while in law school, Chidi served as a judicial extern for Judge William Stewart Boyd in the Domestic Relations Division of the Cook County Circuit Court.
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
Chidi was mentioned in “Venue Properly in Cook County,” Illinois Divorce Digest (Vol 12, Issue 1, March 2021) regarding a case dealing with venue.
Chidi joined Aronberg Goldgehn in 2021. Prior to that, she practiced law as an associate attorney at two different Chicago law firms.
Before attending law school, Chidi earned a master's degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
While in law school, Chidi volunteered with the DVLC Self-Representation Assistance Project, providing support for clients of the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic with respect to Emergency Order of Protection petitions.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, M.A.
Drexel University, B.S.
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- DePaul University College of Law Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board, Member
- Dean’s Achievement Scholarship, DePaul University College of Law
- Family Law Fellow, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center
- Rising Star in Family Law by Illinois Super Lawyers (2022-present)
PERSONALIn her free time, Chidi enjoys traveling, going to festivals, and outdoor activities including camping and hiking. She is also a self-described ‘foodie’ and enjoys trying new restaurants and recipes.
What is one item on your bucket list? To take flight lessons.
What is your favorite restaurant? Café Ba-Ba-Reeba in Lincoln Square has great Spanish tapas and paella, and the atmosphere is warm and lively.
What is something most people don’t know about you? That I am a novice woodworker on my free time.