Meet the Staff of Our Attorney Office in Joliet, IL

Kara A’Hearn

Kara A'Hearn

In the 30 years that Kara has worked for The Offices of Edward R. Jaquays, she has held many roles including administrative assistance, paralegal, and is presently the office manager. This has given Kara extensive knowledge of not only family law, but also in appellate and collection matters. Kara’s dedication to not only the office, but to the quality of work our clients receive makes her one of the most important assets to our office.



Theresa Jagodzinski

Theresa Jagodzinski

Theresa Jagodzinski has been working in family law as a paralegal for 30 years. She received her paralegal certificate with Honors from Roosevelt University in Chicago. During her years as a paralegal, Theresa has been an integral part in all aspects of divorce and custody proceedings along with assisting attorneys at trials. As a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association, she is well informed of changes and updates in the legal field.

Her extensive background in family law enables her to assist clients in a knowledgeable and empathetic manner supporting them through these difficult times.

Theresa enjoys spending time with her family, loves the outdoors, is an avid runner for charities and enjoys working with special needs children.