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Kyle F. Fraccaro dedicated his career to family and matrimonial law after seeing how seriously his work in this area has impacted the lives of clients and their families. He believes that most people go to law school to achieve a measure of justice, and the relief and elation clients experience when an attorney achieves a fair favorable ruling in a difficult contested family law case has shown him that a sense of fairness is attainable and transformative in this area of the law.  His work ranges from divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and parentage to adoption, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Mr. Fraccaro became interested in practicing family law after college, when he worked as a child welfare advocate and mental health worker.  He honed his trial litigation skills clerking for the Cook County Public Defender’s office while attending law school. In private practice, he began specializing in complex divorce cases and eventually had a case opposite a partner at Davis Friedman. Thanks to his exceptional performance, the opposing counsel asked him to interview at the firm and has been a member of the Davis Friedman team since that time.

Thanks to his recognized expertise in evidence and civil procedure, Mr. Fraccaro has earned a reputation as a capable and exacting litigator.  He finds that being attentive and analytical to opposing counsel’s contradictory claims during litigation can often open unexpected doors.  “While I think it’s generally best to resolve disputes outside the courtroom, there can be great merit in resolving factual disputes and challenging unreasonable adversaries through a formal trial. I know how our legal system works in and out of the courtroom and know how to negotiate to secure the best possible results that take into account the long-term consequences for our clients,” he says.

Mr. Fraccaro’s profound dedication to child welfare issues also extends to his pro bono work. In a recent case, he assisted the mother of an autistic child in a protracted fight with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He succeeded in getting the mother’s visitation rights reinstated after they were suspended and continues to fight for her custody rights.  He has also earned the respect of his peers in the field and has been named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company for seven years in a row and a Super Lawyers Rising Star in  2011.

As respected authority on family law matters, Mr. Fraccaro co-authored the chapter, “The Role of the Child’s Representative, Attorney for the Child, and Guardian ad Litem in Custody Litigation,” for Child Custody Litigation, ICLE (The Institute of Continuing Legal Education) Press, 2010 Edition and authored the 2013 Supplement. He has also been seminar speaker on “Orders of Protection” for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. His trial work was featured in “Father’s Canadian Plan Failed,” Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest, Volume 2, Issue 8, October 2011and in “Reunification Therapist Needed,” Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest, Volume 7, Issue 12, February 2017.

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Kyle F. Fraccaro dedicated his career to family and matrimonial law after seeing how seriously his work in this area has impacted the lives of clients and their families. His work in family law ranges from divorce, child support, custody and parentage to ownership, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Education

  • Beloit College, B.A., Government, 1995
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D., 2003
  • National Family Law Trial Institute, 2010

Admissions

  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2004
  • Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer

Articles and Publications

  • Co-author of chapter, “The Role of the Child’s Representative, Attorney for the Child, and Guardian ad Litem in Custody Litigation,” Child Custody Litigation, ICLE (The Institute of Continuing Legal Education) Press, 2010 Edition; author of its 2013 Supplement
  • Seminar speaker on “Orders of Protection,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Trial featured in “Father’s Canadian Plan Failed,” Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest, Volume 2, Issue 8, October 2011
  • Trial featured in “Reunification Therapist Needed,” Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest, Volume 7, Issue 12, February 2017

Professional Memberships

  • ISBA
  • CBA
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Justinian Society

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