Kari Cornelison is a court-certified mediator; collaborative lawyer; cooperative divorce law practitioner and divorce trial lawyer with over 20 years of courtroom experience.

Background and Education and Training

  • Born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Juris Doctor-John Marshall Law School 1996
  • Undergrad at Michigan State University
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar 1996
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 1996
  • Admitted to Florida Bar 1997
  • Member of DuPage Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Member – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Collaborative Law Training, 2007
  • Certified Mediator; Advanced Mediation Training with Zena Zumeta 2007
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem

Former and Current Memberships

  • Appointed by the judges in DuPage County to represent children in cases involving parenting issues.
  • Fellow – Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow – International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Co-founder – Illinois Cooperative Divorce Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Fox TV Chicago 32 – law firm partners, J. Richard Kulerski and Kari Cornelison, are the exclusive DuPage County and Cook counties ASK THE EXPERTS for divorce law and divorce mediation.
  • ABC TV-Channel 7 – Kulerski & Cornelison – the exclusive ABC TV-Channel 7 I Need Advice Now Divorce Law Advisor for DuPage County, IL.
  • Huffington Post – Blog Brief Contributor – Both J. Richard Kulerski and law partner Kari L. Cornelison are authorized HuffingtonPost.com bloggers whose post briefs appear regularly in the Huffington Post’s Life and StyleDivorce section.
  • Proud supporter of Kids Come First Coalition

Ms. Cornelison is the mother of two children and resides in Chicago with her husband and family.

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