Jacqueline Pesenko focuses her practice in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law. She has distinguished herself in the courtroom as she prosecuted cases on behalf of victims of violence, abuse, neglect and felony crimes.
With an extensive background in social work, psychology and counseling services, Jacqueline provides and fosters a comfortable and compassionate environment for her clients while she helps them navigate through a myriad of family-related matters such as allocation of parenting time and parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, domestic violence, and other post-decrees issues.
This multi-discipline approach to her work generates an atmosphere that makes the divorce and child custody processes navigable while also providing her clients with a listening ear and a strong advocate for their needs.
Jacqueline received her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where she earned a Certificate in Child and Family Law. Jacqueline received the President’s Award for Service as well as the Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service Award. Jacqueline focused her law school career on matrimonial law as well as child protection.
Jacqueline received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. While at college, Jacqueline excelled academically and also participated in a plethora of community services. She received the Campus Annual Award for Excellence in Public Engagement as well as served on the School of Social Work’s Community Service chair and as a research assistant with the University’s Psychology Department.
Jacqueline interned with the Department of Children and Family Services as well as the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for two years in both the Child Protection Division and Criminal Felony Division.
Jacqueline spent over a year volunteering with the Domestic Violence Pilot Project in which she assisted domestic violence victims write and obtain Emergency Orders of Protection.