Jean Butler joins Prime Law Group
We are pleased to announce the hire of attorney Jean Butler. Jean practices mainly in family law dealing with divorce, parentage, and child support among many other things. Jean is also a prosecutor for the Village of Island Lake in McHenry County where she works on traffic violations, hit and runs, and DUI’s.
In addition to her educational and professional experience, Jean’s personal experiences make her a better family law attorney. Jean has a blended family with four children. She is proudly married to a former Marine who is currently employed with Northrup Grumman. Jean and Austyn have a four-year old son. Jean’s two teenage daughters are from a previous marriage and she has a twelve-year old stepson. This allows her to better understand her role as a family law attorney and that compassion, patience, and common sense are required attributes.
Jean did not envision herself becoming the lawyer she is today. When she started school at Elgin Community College, she intended to pursue a degree in journalism. An ECC professor advised her that instead of pursing such a narrow degree, that instead she pursues a broader degree in International Studies at DePaul University. While attending DePaul, one of her professors encouraged her to get into law because a Juris Doctorate would benefit her greater than a master’s degree in political science, which was her next plan. He offered to write a letter of recommendation if she passed the LSAT. Jean passed and began her studies at DePaul College of Law. While attending law school, Jean was an intern at the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Initially Jean planned to use her law degree to work in the legislative field. However, Jean realized that the slow pace and political shenanigans of the legislation process was not for her. During her final year of law school, Jean participated in an independent work study with retired Judge Fox of Cook County to study veteran treatment courts. She also volunteered with Administer Justice in Elgin, Illinois, which offers pro bono services to less fortunate families. Through both of those experiences, Jean realized that she liked working with people, particularly those who needed help with legal matters. After Jean graduated from law school and was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association, she decided to concentrate her efforts in family law. Jean’s story is proof that sometimes the best laid plans do not play out the way one expects, and a better outcome may result.
When Jean is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. They enjoy traveling and all types of outdoor adventures. Jean also enjoys gardening, completing home improvement projects, and kayaking, swimming, and fishing with her family on their lake. Jean also keeps busy by caring for the family’s chickens, two dogs, one cat, and fish.
The addition of Jean Butler to Prime Law Group not only benefits the firm, but it also benefits her clients. Prime Law Group has attorneys who practice in nearly every legal field, including but not limited to animal rights, business, local government, real estate, personal injury, and wills and trusts. If marriage counseling did not reconcile your marriage, or is not practicable, Jean is ready to help you through your next transition in a dignified manner with compassion and understanding.