Antoinette Granholm - Attorney at Law
O'Dekirk, Allred and Associates, LLC - Joliet, Illinois
In bringing an extensive background and interest in social work to O'Dekirk, Allred & Associates, LLC, Toni Granholm is extremely well-versed in matters of family law.
Antoinette Granholm, better known as Toni, was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Chicago. Since the time of her childhood years, Toni has always felt a passion for serving the public. As such, after graduating high school, Toni furthered her academic career at Northern Illinois University in 2001 with a focus in Social Work. After earning her Bachelor's Degree, Toni went on to undertake employment as a Social Worker for Catholic Charities in the inner city of Chicago. In this position, her focus was directed at foster care and the reunification of families.
Despite her overall level of enjoyment in her career choice, Toni commonly felt an urge to take her academic achievements one step further. As such, Toni enrolled in law school at the University of Denver in Colorado where she eventually earned her J.D. in 2007.
After law school, Toni became licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Illinois. Toni put her Colorado license to good use for several years when she worked for a mid-sized law firm specializing in matters involving family and criminal law.
In 2011, Toni relocated back to Illinois. Almost immediately, Toni's strong resume resulted in her practicing law at a Chicagoland firm which focused primarily in the area of family law. There, Toni built upon her litigation skill set and further put her social work background to use in taking frequent appointments as a Guardian Ad Litem.
Since her hire with O'Dekirk, Allred & Associates, LLC, Toni's background in social work and her hard-working mindset has propelled her to the status of a highly regarded, zealous advocate in the area of family law. In addition to her success as an attorney with the firm, Toni has continued to serve her passion for public service in taking a now common role as a Guardian Ad Litem and a Family Law Mediator.
Toni brings a strong sense of care and understanding to cases, clients, and other individuals affected by the legal situation. She is an outstanding asset to the firm, to say the least.
In addition, Toni regularly attends seminars on the impact of divorce on children and families and is an active member in the Will County, Women's, and Hispanic Bar Associations.