Hayley Graf – Attorney at Law
O’Dekirk, Allred & Rhodes, LLC – Joliet, Illinois
Hayley is a lifelong resident of Will County and a first-generation attorney in her family. She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She graduated with the high distinction of Magna Cum Laude. Throughout her time at the University of Illinois, Hayley was a member of the Pre-Law Honors Society and was awarded Outstanding Senior in Human Development and Family Studies in 2017.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, Hayley worked as an intern at O’Dekirk, Allred & Associates, where she assisted in real estate and family law matters. This time at the firm further solidified her desire to pursue a legal education.
Hayley began law school at DePaul University College of Law in 2017. Throughout law school, Hayley was active in academic life, and was awarded various distinctions and honors along the way. Upon entering law school, Hayley was the recipient of the Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Fellowship. She was also a student worker for the Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center throughout law school. In her second year at DePaul, Hayley served as a Teaching Assistant for the family law section of the Legal Analysis, Research, and Communications course offered to first-year law students. She was also an active member of the DePaul Advocates Program throughout law school, as well as a member of Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society.
During law school, Hayley participated in the Will County Judicial Externship Program, where she clerked for judges in both the civil and criminal sectors. She also worked as a Law Clerk for a personal injury law firm in Chicago, where she bolstered her experience in drafting and researching civil matters. She also gained experience facilitating focus groups and preparing trial materials.
Hayley graduated in the top 5% of her class at DePaul University College of Law in 2020. She graduated with the highest distinction of Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, and received numerous CALI Awards throughout her law school career for earning the highest grade in individual classes. Among those, she is most proud of the CALI Awards she received in Family Law, Real Estate Transactions, Legal Drafting, and Trial Advocacy.
After graduating from DePaul, Hayley found her home back at O’Dekirk, Allred & Rhodes, LLC. She passed the bar exam in 2020 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2021.
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