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   3Kathleen McDonald KraftBloomington(309) 829-7069kmkraft@tnwlaw.comkmkraft@tnwlaw.comThomson & Weintraub LLCwww.thomsonweintraub.comwww.thomsonweintraub.comkraftkathleen.jpgAdoption & Reproductive Technology LawFamily LawReal Estate TransactionsFamily LawElder LawGeneral Practice
Kathleen McDonald Kraftkmkraft@tnwlaw.com
Thomson & Weintraub LLChttp://www.thomsonweintraub.com
105 N Center St
Bloomington IL 61701-5001
Ph.(309) 829-7069 Fx.(309) 827-3458Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Adoption & Reproductive Technology Law    Real Estate Transactions
Family Law    Family Law
    Elder Law
    General Practice
Advisory Board Member
County:  McLean
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Ms. Kraft is an experienced attorney concentrating primarily in family law and real estate. She also handles matters in business law and general civil litigation.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an honor held by only one other lawyer in McLean County. Ms. Kraft handles cases in McLean, Logan, Champaign, Dewitt, Livingston and Woodford counties.

She has been recommended by peers as a Leading Lawyer in family law since 2003 and was named an Illinois Super Lawyer on multiple occasions.

Ms. Kraft has made presentations at professional seminars for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Family Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association and Lorman.

Born in 1966 at Bitburg Air Force Base in Germany, she graduated in 1988 with a B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honorary. In 1991, she received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. She was also a Harno Scholar.

Ms. Kraft was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1991 and to the U.S. District Court, Central District in 1992.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1991
U.S. District Court
  Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  Central District of Illinois, 1992


Retainer:  Varies by case

Year of Birth:  1966

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1991

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude; Harno Scholar; Dean's List

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, political science, 1988

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Ma-Wan-Da, Senior 100; Omicron Delta Kappa

Employment History:  
Ms. Kraft began her practice of law in 1991 as an associate in the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Rockford, Illinois. In 1992, she returned to Bloomington, Illinois and joined the law firm of Thomson & Weintraub, where she has since become a partner.


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  Fellow
McLean County Bar Association
  Board of Governors, 2016-present
  Nominating Committee
    Chair
  Secretary, 1993-1994
Illinois State Bar Association, 1991-present
  Board of Governors
  Family Law Section
    Section Council, 2015-present, 2007-2008
  Child Law Section Council, former member
Robert C. Underwood Chapter of the American Inns of Court (now disbanded)
  Barrister
  Past President
  Past Vice President
  Past Secretary/Treasurer
  Board Member

Professional Certifications:
Ms. Kraft completed the Divorce Mediation Skills Course at Northwestern University

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2003-present
Illinois Super Lawyers


Community Involvement:  
Saints' Alumni Association
Illini Club of McLean County
Prairie State Legal Services
  Advisory Board
  Fundraising Committee
The Miller Park Zoological Society
  Board of Directors


Published Legal Writing:  
"Preparing Your Clients for Mediation," Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Newsletter, April 2008


Legal Lectures:  
"Table Clinics — Demonstrative Evidence, Stipulations," Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2017

"Family Law Update — Evidence," Illinois State Bar Association, 2001

"Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements," IICLE, 2008

"7th Annual Family Law Conference, IICLE, 2008

"6th Annual Family Law Conference," IICLE, 2007

"Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements," IICLE, 2006

"Using Discovery Tools to Enhance Your Family Law Practice," IICLE 2005

"3rd Annual Family Law Conference," IICLE, 2004

"Children's Records," Lorman, 2001


Firm Description:  

Lawyers at Thomson & Weintraub represent clients in matters such as family law, criminal defense, employment law, personal injury, workers' compensation, real estate law and estate planning. This approach allows us to bring in-depth knowledge and extensive experience to the cases we handle, while truly meeting our clients' diverse needs.

The approach has paid off. Our Bloomington attorneys have obtained settlements and jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars for clients in medical malpractice cases, personal injury cases and other civil litigation. We have established a reputation as a leading law firm in Central Illinois.


Family:  
Ms. Kraft is married with two children.

Parking:  
Parking is available on the street and in the Lincoln-Douglas parking garage at the corner of Front and East streets.

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