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Richard Ian Conner

Richard Ian Conner graduated from Western Illinois University in 2010, where he earned a Bachelor in Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Business. He obtained his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014. While in law school, he put specific emphasis on assisting low-income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois through the not-for profit corporation Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and the SIU Self-Help Legal Center.

Ian is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, and he has a strong desire to provide quality legal advocacy and support to all of his clients. Throughout his legal career, he has practiced predominantly in Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Lake County, and surrounding areas. Ian has significant knowledge and experience in property division, spousal support, child support, allocation of parental responsibility (formerly known as child custody), allocation of parenting time (formerly known as visitation) domestic violence, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy. With an emphasis on moral and ethical principles, Ian guides clients through all stages of their legal proceedings, while focusing on resolution tailored to the individuals involved and the circumstances of their cases.

As a licensed attorney, prior to joining Kollias & Giese, P.C., Ian worked for two Chicago based Family Law Firms, where he gained extensive knowledge and experience dealing with both high-income and low-income clients.

In law school, Ian worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Child Protection Division and Delinquency Division at the Juvenile Justice Bureau in Chicago. During his time with the State’s Attorney’s Office, he assisted State’s Attorney’s in their prosecution of cases involving abused, neglected, and dependent children as well as cases involving offenses committed by juveniles.

Ian also worked with the Office of the Public Guardian, where he practiced pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 and worked alongside Child Representatives to advocate for the best interests of children in cases involving issues of custody, visitation, support, relocation, and risk of harm in orders of protection hearings.

Ian is an active member of Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA).

Education

J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois, 2014

B.A., Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 2010
Major: Political Science, Minor: Business

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of Illinois, 2015
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

DuPage County Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Work History
  • Kollias & Giese, P.C. 2017 to present
  • The Law Office of Tiffany Hughes, 2015 to 2017
  • Consumer Law Group, 2015
  • Office of the Public Guardian
    • Rule 711 Intern, 2014
  • Anderson and Boback, LLC, 2012 to 2014
  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
    • Juvenile Delinquency & Child Protection Division, 2012 to 2013
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, 2012
  • SIU Self Help Legal Center, 2012
  • McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office, 2010