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Alison G. Turoff
Alison G. Turoff joined Kamerlink, Stark, Powers & McNicholas, LLC after practicing with another prominent family lawyer, Scott C. Colky (1952–2013), for nearly ten years. As a skilled researcher and writer, Alison has successfully conducted multiple appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court. She frequently argues creative and complicated motions addressing matters ranging from protecting mental health privacy to following convoluted financial account trails before the trial court judges of Cook, Du Page, and Lake Counties. Sensitive to the various emotional and legal issues that affect family law clients, Alison strives to provide her clients with all of their options and assist them with making the choices that best suit their individual needs.
In 2004, Alison won second place in the 45th Annual Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest, sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, for her article, Recovering Attorney Fees from the Opposing Party in Illinois Divorce Cases, 92 Ill. B.J. 462 (Sept. 2004).
Alison’s other publications include:
- IRAs and Child Support: O’Daniel, Takata and the Slippery Slope, ISBA Family Law newsletter, Vol. 52, No. 1 (Aug. 2008)
- Spying Spouses and Their High Tech Tools, 96 Ill. B.J. 348 (July 2008)
- The Misuse of Mediation in Joint Parenting Agreements, 94 Ill. B.J. 546 (Oct. 2006).
- Throwing Away the Key on Society’s Youngest Sex Offenders, 91 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1127 (Summer 2001).
Alison graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 2002 and was the Managing Editor of Northwestern’s Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. For two years, she worked in Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, where she represented victims of domestic violence and families embroiled in the child welfare system. Alison is an alumna of Indiana University Bloomington (1998), where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was the Vice-President of Internal Affairs for the Residence Halls Association.
Alison volunteers with the Red Shoe Society Executive Board for the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. As a member of the Red Shoe Society Executive Board, Alison helps raise funds to support the “home away from home” for families whose children are being treated at Lurie Children’s Hospital.