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 distinguished attorney and partner at Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP, one of Rockford’s most reputable law firms. With a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, she focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, support issues, and the allocation of parental responsibilities.
As the first female partner in the 80-year history of her firm, Ms. Baluch has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine and was named one of Rockford’s 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2016. Her expertise has also been recognized on a national level as she has been named one of the Top 50 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois by the American Society for Legal Advocates, as well as one of the top family law attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Lawyers and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. This is exemplified by her winning the “What Rocks” award several years in a row as the best marital and family law attorney in the Rock River Valley.
In addition to her commitment to her clients and her work, Ms. Baluch is dedicated to her family and community. She has served on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, was a former board member for United Way, a board member for the Stateline Chamber of Commerce, and was heavily involved with Club Blue which focused on annually raising funds for various charitable organizations in the Rock River Valley. Through her legal practice and community involvement, Ms. Baluch is a respected leader in the legal profession and a valued member of the Rockford community.
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