Ms. Baluch was born in Rockford, Illinois. In 1999, she married her husband, and they have one son who was born in 2008. Ms. Baluch enjoys volunteering in the local community with many great organizations, including the Rockford Women’s Cosmopolitan Club and the American Heart Association, to name a few. In her free time, she enjoys golfing and spending time with her family and close friends.
Laura A. Baluch
Laura Baluch is a partner with Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP. She is a highly experienced family law attorney practicing in Rockford, IL. She services Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, Dekalb, & McHenry Counties. Her practice is primarily focused on all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, support issues, and prenuptial agreements. Laura is a Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem, so she understands the intricacies involved in winning custody cases. She is also a mediator and a trained Collaborative Law Attorney. Laura handles an array of cases ranging from high-asset dissolution cases to high-conflict custody cases, as well as simple divorces and child support matters. She has the ability to successfully negotiate and settle her clients’ cases, as well as aggressively represent them at trial, if need be.
Laura Baluch is an aggressive attorney who will represent her client’s best interests from day one. She was recently named the Best Family and Marital Attorney in the Rock River Valley for a second year in a row by the Rockford Register Star in What Rocks in Rockford, and was named one of the top ten family law attorneys under the age of 40 in the state of Illinois. She has also been nationally recognized as a top family law attorney by the National Academy of Family Law Lawyers and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Most recently, she was named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine. Ms. Baluch has had speaking engagements throughout the community regarding her knowledge in the area of family law, and has been published by Thomson Reuters in Strategies for Family Law in Illinois.
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Magna Cum Laude Law Journal Member (2003)
B.S. Northern Illinois University (1999)
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Among Legal Professionals, Lifetime Member
Illinois State Bar Association
Winnebago County Bar Association, Former Secretary
Illinois Trial Lawyers of America
American Bar Association
Winnebago County Women’s Bar Association, Former Secretary
Winnebago County Young Lawyers, Former President
Winnebago County Bar Association Family Law Section, Former Chairperson
Rockford Women’s Cosmopolitan Club
American Heart Association, Executive Committee
Junior League of Rockford