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Colette Safford – Attorney at Law

O’Dekirk, Allred and Associates, LLC – Joliet, Illinois

Colette Safford is an Illinois native who brings experience in civil litigation, real estate, juvenile law, and DCFS defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Colette was an Assistant Public Defender who defended minors charged with crimes and represented parents in DCFS court involved cases. Previous to that, Colette was an associate at a litigation firm in Chicago where she prosecuted complex commercial foreclosures and provided litigation defense to commercial creditors and court appointed Receivers. Colette also had the privilege of operating her own solo law practice as a participant in the Justice Entrepreneur’s Project (JEP); a program sponsored by the Chicago Bar Foundation. Through her practice, Colette provided legal services to low-to moderate-income clients in forcible detainer actions, debt collection lawsuits, breach of contract lawsuits, and tort claims.

Colette focuses primarily on civil litigation, criminal trials, juvenile delinquency, and DCFS investigation defense and appeals. Colette is qualified to serve as a guardian ad litem (GAL) for minors in guardianship and adoption proceedings. Colette was appointed to serve on the ISBA Child Law Section Council for 2018-2019.

Education
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
Governor’s State University, B.A. Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Appointments
ISBA Child Law Section Council, 2018-2019

Professional Memberships
Will County Women’s Bar Association
Black Bar Association of Will County
Illinois Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Contact us today for your free consultation to learn more about the thorough representation we can provide for you. Weekend and evening appointments are available, and all major credit cards are accepted.

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