Testimonials

  1. Debra helped guide me through what could have been a very stressful and expensive divorce. With her professionalism and expertise my case was handled to the satisfaction of both parties.
    Posted by divorce client, 2015.
  2. Debra recently represented me in my divorce. Her experience was evident and helped me achieve a fair settlement in a difficult, unprecedented case. She was always fair, upstanding and willing to go the extra mile to resolve whatever issues came about. Her years of experience were a definite plus in analyzing the options and arriving at practical solutions for complex issues. I would highly recommend Debra!
    Posted by divorce client 2014.
  3. I highly recommend attorney Debra J. Braselton for all your family law needs. She was appointed by the judge as the Guardian Ad Litem in my very difficult and emotional divorce case. She did an outstanding job. Ms. Braselton is very honest, extremely knowledgeable about divorce law, the court and the judges. I give her a ten out of ten and a grade of A.
    Posted by Dejan, child custody client, 2014
  4. I used Debra Braselton to divorce my now ex-husband. I cannot say enough good things about her. She was thorough, timely and informative. She continually explained all of my options and helped me make some tough decisions. Debra Braselton exceeded all of my expectations. She even met me at her office on her day off to sign papers for a deadline.
    Posted by divorce client, 2014
  5. Debra is a very knowledgeable, hardworking, yet compassion attorney. I would recommend her to anyone. She was personally recommended to me by another attorney, speaking volumes about her reputation among her peers. I have used her as a divorce attorney and also for very complicated child custody issues that came up after divorce. I could not have had a better attorney representing me and my son.
    Posted by Carla, divorce client, 2014
  6. Debra is a very knowledgeable, hardworking, yet compassion attorney. I would recommend her to anyone. She was personally recommended to me by another attorney, speaking volumes about her reputation among her peers. I have used her as a divorce attorney and also for very complicated child custody issues that came up after divorce. I could not have had a better attorney representing me and my son.
    Posted by divorce client, 2014
  7. Debra helped me to negotiate a Post-Nuptial agreement. My husband and I have an unconventional situation. Debra is very intelligent, savvy, and enormously helpful. She drafted an excellent and fair agreement, while also looking out for my rights. Debra is very experienced and professional, yet she is able to cut through issues and offer an honest appraisal of a dynamic that effects short and long term life decisions. Great attorney!
    Posted by Cynthia, post-nuptial client, 2013
  8. Debra worked long, hard hours for almost 2 years on my difficult divorce. She assures that her clients have a clear understanding of progress (or lack thereof) during the entire process. Debra incorporates the needs of all aspects of the client in her management of the case (financial, psychological, physical, etc.). Divorce can be such a life altering event, Debra works with true honor and accountability to do what is fair, right and reasonable for the client. I was truly impressed by the way Debra cares for and manages her clients.
    Posted by Michelle, a Divorce client, 2012
  9. Debra did an excellent job with my divorce. I hired her because I had hoped to reach a collaborative settlement with my wife. We had one very interesting legal issue which Debra consistently said gave me a strong case to argue that 50% of our assets were non-marital. Because I was willing to offer a 50/50 split of ALL assets (with no maintenance because of the significant non-marital assets that I was splitting with my ex-wife), Debra assured me that my offer was very generous. Unfortunately, my ex-wife hired an expensive downtown litigator and asked for more than 50% of the assets plus significant maintenance. Although my wife's actions delayed our divorce by many months, Debra proved a very effective negotiator. Once we got both attorneys in the same room and Debra argued our legal position, it became clear that they agreed that we had a strong case to argue that as much as 50% of the assets were non-marital. As a result, we ultimately reached a cooperative settlement. Debra was very effective at reassuring me that our legal case was sound, and that we did not need to sweeten our offer, despite my impatience to finish the process more quickly. Her legal research and confidence in her position were excellent and she was an excellent negotiator. She was also very reasonable in the amount of hours that she devoted (and billed me) for this case. She did a great job.
    Posted by Jim, divorce client, 2011
  10. Debra represented my husband and I in both of our adoptions (we have adopted domestically twice--in 2005 and 2009), and also was our lawyer through several failed matches as well. In addition to being an adoptive parent herself, she was always direct but compassionate, and always got back to us promptly. I cannot even say how much it helped having her as our attorney through some very stressful, heart-wrenching (but ultimately happy) years.
    Posted by Kelly, Adoption client, 2011
  11. Debbie is concise, professional and reasonable. In family matters, emotions can run high. Debbie deals in facts and realistic outcomes but also has a empathetic and understanding nature. When dealing with an opposing party, she is firm and clear in her communication.
    Posted by divorce client, 2011
  12. Deb is an amazing lawyer who is very knowledgeable, compassionate, yet firm. I was 100% satisfied with the results Deb achieved in my case and will forever feel indebted for the services she offered. Deb went far above and beyond the expected role of a lawyer and seemed more like a trusted friend fighting on my behalf. If you have the opportunity to retain Deb's services I highly recommend her. You won't regret your relationship with Deb Braselton.
    Posted by Jeff, post-decree divorce client, 2010

Recommendations from colleagues


  1. Ms. Braselton is considered to be one of the finest family law attorneys in DuPage County and is well known for her exemplary skills in the family law arena. Ms. Braselton has the reputation for being highly ethical and honest, and she brings civility to the family law profession. She does not engage in needless litigation, but rather chooses to resolve her cases efficiently and effectively. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Braselton in numerous contested and collaborative law cases in her capacity as the opposing counsel over the past several years. Collaborative law is a process that allows the parties to facilitate their own divorce settlement. Ms. Braselton is known as being an outstanding member in the collaborative law community. Margaret Bennett, Attorney, Oak Brook.
  2. Debra is highly respected as both a litigator and Collaborative attorney. She brings wisdom and compassion to her cases. I endorse this lawyer. Maxine Weiss Kunz, Attorney, Lincolnwood.
  3. I have worked with Debra on several cases and I would highly recommend her. She is a skillful advocate and is very committed to her clients. Debra is very knowledgeable about the law and is a creative problem solver. She works very diligently to help her clients achieve their goals. James Lenahan, Attorney, Wheaton.
  4. I have known Debbie professionally and personally since 1998 and I wholeheartedly endorse her and the fine legal services she provides. Debbie is an excellent and hard working lawyer with incredible energy and patience. She gives timely, tireless, and extremely competent service and attention to everyone she represents. Debbie gives 100% to each and every client, and I believe she worries about their problems as though they were her own. She genuinely cares about people and it shows. Debra Braselton is a colleague, a competitor, and a friend. I give her all five stars. J. Richard Kulerski, Attorney, Oak Brook.
  5. Debra has the highest standards of professionalism and work ethic of any attorney in the area. I have nothing but respect for her work and integrity. Matthew Williams, Attorney, Aurora.
  6. I have known Debra Braselton as a fellow Collaborative attorney as well as worked with her on various committees and organizations. She is an excellent and principled attorney who I highly recommend. Sandra Rosenbloom, Attorney, Northfield.
  7. Debra is a highly professional, intelligent and very capable attorney, who is also a pleasure to work with. Clients find her to be very helpful and knowledgeable, giving excellent advice. Her colleagues find her to be formidable counter-attorney and a valuable, friendly collaborator. I highly recommend her. Anne Mudd, Attorney, Western Springs.
  8. I endorse Debra. She is an extremely knowledgable attorney who always focuses on her clients' needs. Her skill and expertise in the adoption process is much admired in the community. She is always professional and handles difficult divorce matters with patience and skill. Anique Drouin, Attorney, Wheaton.
  9. Debra is one of the top family law attorneys in the Chicago area. She has a genuine care and concern for the families she works with. I frequently refer clients looking for counsel on divorce, child custody issues and adoption to Debra. I highly recommend her as an expert on Illinois family law to my clients, friends and family. Grant Dixon, Attorney, LaGrange.
  10. Debra and I have shared many mutual clients. She offers clients utmost respect and is diligent, precise and sincere in her representation of clients. She is straight-forward and prepares her clients well. Debra is keenly aware of the emotional aspects that need to be addressed to assure her clients are as calm, realistic and educated, as possible. I have also served on the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois Board of Directors with Debra. Her keen awareness for detail and her ability to perceive many aspects of an issue, often assisted the group with decision making. Linda Lucatorto, Divorce Coach, Oak Brook.