Olivia St. Clair Long helps families and businesses negotiate and settle disputes and protect themselves from future litigation. She draws on her years of experience working in large firms to help her clients, both individuals and businesses, find the most efficient solutions to their legal problems.
Olivia leverages her skill as a litigator to benefit her family law clients dealing with divorce, custody, child support, and domestic violence, including orders of protection. In particular, she seeks regular opportunities for mediation and negotiation during litigation, to get parties out of court as soon as possible with durable settlement agreements. Olivia believes all her clients, but especially those with children, can work through the divorce process while protecting their relationship with their co-parent. But, on the rare occasions where a functional co-parenting relationship is impossible, Olivia is dedicated to protecting both her clients and their children.
Olivia helps her business clients resolve a variety of commercial disputes, including violations of restrictive covenants, trade secret misappropriation, breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract, and post-judgment remedies. She serves as Of Counsel at Kobre Kim, a cross-border disputes and investigations firm based in New York, providing support for matters with touch points in the Chicago area.
In addition, Olivia serves as the University of Chicago’s Graduate Student Legal Services Liaison, providing help to grad students and connecting them to the legal community in Chicago.
She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (2021-2022) and the 2021 Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.
Olivia earned a law degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a Big XII Scholar Athlete (rowing). She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and her home state of California. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her wife, kids, and pets.
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