Djuana O’Connor Oshin has 23 years of experience in litigating contested divorce and parentage proceedings involving allocation (custody), parenting time (visitation), inter-jurisdictional custody disputes, orders of protection, property division, child support, and maintenance. Prior to starting her solo practice, Djuana represented clients at three Chicago area legal aid agencies, and later, at a boutique family law firm.
Prior to representing clients in family law proceedings, Djuana was a supervisory attorney at the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, where she represented children as a guardian ad litem in abuse and neglect proceedings for almost 9 years.
Djuana was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1991. She received both her law and undergraduate degrees from Loyola University Chicago, and completed a 40-hour mediation skills training at Northwestern University.
She is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Djuana has given presentations on family law and domestic violence to bar associations, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Cook County Juvenile Court personnel, and several social service organizations.
She has an advanced level proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.