Helena L. Trachtenberg joined the Law Office of Miriam Cooper and Associates, LLC in 2019 as a Partner and represents clients in family law cases ranging from dissolution of marriage, property division, maintenance and alimony, child support, parenting time and visitation, allocation of parental responsibilities and child custody, mediation and collaborative law. Additionally, she handles orders of protection and administrative matters involving the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in Cook County and Lake County. Whether litigating in the courtroom or negotiating settlement, Helena enjoys working with clients to develop strategies tailored towards achieving client goals. Helena is able to serve as a Child’s Representative and Guardian Ad Litem in Cook County and Lake County. Prior to joining the Law Office of Miriam Cooper and Associates, LLC, Helena worked for a prestigious family law firm in the Chicago area.
Helena was born in Minsk, Belarus and speaks Russian. She graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Helena attended law school at the University of Miami School of Law. During law school Helena was a Judicial Intern for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Miami, FL where she observed a wide range of family court proceedings, trials and assisted the court in research and preparation of documents. Helena was a Law Clerk for Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant during the summer of 2009, working on Social Security and ERISA cases. During her 3L year, Helena worked as a Certified Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade School Board Attorney’s Office working primarily on special education litigation. After graduating from the law school, Helena was awarded a Legal Corps Fellowship to practice law with the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) where she represented low-income elderly and disabled persons in Cook County in the areas of landlord-tenant, estate planning, adult guardianship, collections, consumer fraud and family law.
Helena is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Chicago Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.
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