Family Law Solutions is pleased to announce Founder and Principal Janet Boyle has received the prestigious Hon. Edward R. Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award from Illinois Family Law Bar and IICLE® (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education) for her important contributions to the practice of family law.

The award was presented at the IICLE® Annual Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce virtual luncheon on January 18.

The Hon. Edward R. Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award was established in memory of Judge Edward Jordan for his strong commitment and contributions to the practice of family law in Illinois. This award is given annually to an Illinois attorney who, during his or her lifetime, has made creative and impactful contributions of outstanding signifcance to the practice of family law.

“Janet is a kindred spirit as another girl from the south side of Chicago,” said Judge Karen Bowes in her introduction. “Although she [now] lives in the northwest suburbs, Janet has kept her Southside qualities of moxie and value – which she seamlessly incorporates into her private and personal lives.”

Janet Boyle was admitted to the Bar in 1978 and has practiced family law for more than 40 years. She earned her J.D degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology and holds an L.L.M. in Tax Law from John Marshall Law School with additional training in arbitration as well as divorce and family mediation. Janet’s years of experience give her a thorough understanding of the financial implications of divorce and make her adept at sorting through complex financial matters that arise during the separation of assets. Her clients quickly learn they are not on this journey alone, but have a partner and advocate who is personally involved.

Janet serves in professional organizations including The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Northwest Suburban Bar Association and is a guest speaker at bar associations, law schools, and continuing legal education programs. She also gives back to her community by serving on committees and boards of several organizations in the northwest suburbs, including three terms as the Chair of Northwest Community Healthcare Foundation Board in Arlington Heights, where she continues in a leadership role, Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, Civic Association Membership, Rotary 1 – Chicago and on the Board of WINGS Program Inc. (Women in Need Getting Stronger).

Judge Jordan served on the Cook County 12th Subcircuit in Illinois. In private practice he specialized in family law matters and was appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1994 in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. After he passed away in June of 2012, a lifetime achievement award in his name was established in 2016 to recognize Illinois attorneys who make significant contributions to the practice of family law. Previous honorees include Don Schiller (2016), Muller Davis (2017), Miles Beerman (2018), Errol Zavett (2019) and Mary Clark (2020).