Andrea Lum, an associate attorney at the Law Offices of A. Marcy Newman, has been an indispensable part of the team since 2009. Her passion for domestic relations began while attending law school at Chicago Kent, where she worked in the Family Law Clinic. Ms. Lum also completed a judicial externship with (Ret.) Judge Leida J. Gonzalez-Santiago, where she observed domestic relations proceedings and gained first-hand experience in litigation. After graduating from law school, Ms. Lum enrolled in the Family Law Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at Chicago Kent. As a part of the program, she was taught by leading family law attorneys and completed an externship at a firm specializing in financial evaluations in domestic relations cases.
Ms. Lum excels at the in-depth financial analysis often required in family law, from the calculation of child support and maintenance to the more complex details of property and business valuation. She works closely with clients to help them analyze financial documents and discover marital and non-marital assets. She designs her litigation strategy and settlement agreements using this data and other information.
Ms. Lum has successfully defended clients against appeals and is well versed in applying her knowledge of domestic relations law to her cases. She volunteers as a Child Representative, providing pro bono protection for children in high conflict family law cases, through Chicago Volunteer Law Services.
Ms. Lum earned her Juris Doctor from Chicago Kent College of Law and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2008. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Ms. Lum studied Political Science and Spanish at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2004. As an undergraduate she lived for a semester in Madrid, Spain, where she was fully immersed in the culture and became proficient in the Spanish language.
“I provide our clients with the tools and resources to actively participate in their divorce or paternity matter so that they have the knowledge to control their finances after their case ends.”
In 2020 Ms. Lum was named as A Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in each State.