Meet Our Staff
As a boutique family law firm, Ann O'Connell Law is focused on providing attentive service and effective legal representation to all of our clients. Because of this, every member of our staff plays an important and unique role in our success. Learn more about the members who make up our team below:
- P. Ann O'Connell | Family Law Attorney
Prior to practicing law, P. Ann O'Connell worked in the financial industry as an institutional bond trader and sales representative. Her financial background helps her in every stage of litigation. Especially in divorce, division of assets is often a complex financial issue that needs an attorney with a formal background in finance. With over 14 years of experience, Ann is willing to assume oppositional positions, to embrace conflict and controversy, but she is always willing to negotiate and settle cases when it is in the best interest of her clients. With her knowledge of substantive and procedural law, written and oral advocacy skills, analytical and logical reasoning, knowledge of legal research and negotiation, P. Ann O'Connell will be an excellent legal representative for you.
- Matthew Bayens | Law Clerk
A second-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Matthew works at our firm focusing on legal research and writing. Matthew is a recipient of the Thomas More Merit Scholarship, Public Interest Law Initiative Grant, the Distinguished Public Service Award for Service to Community and School, and CALI Award for excellent legal research and writing skills. He is involved in Public Interest Law Society, Stand Up for Each Other, and the Health Justice Project at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
- Carolyn Bayens | Legal Assistant
Carolyn works as a legal assistant at our firm. She performs administrative roles such as answering phones, scheduling appointments and reviewing legal documents. Before joining our firm, Carolyn earned her Master’s in Secondary Education and taught Spanish for three years in Chicago. Her bilingual skills allow our firm to represent Spanish-speaking clients. Carolyn will start law school part-time next fall.
How We Can Help
With over 14 years of experience and a dedicated staff backing her, P. Ann O'Connell is a powerful legal ally that offers an unparalleled level of service. If you are involved in a dispute, our firm can help. Speak to a member of our team today by sending us a message or calling 847-859-5453