Molly H. Haunty

Partner

Molly Haunty’s practice involves all aspects of family law, with a focus on complex financial litigation. She is also well versed in the preparation of premarital and postmarital agreements.

Molly has significant experience in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution in divorce and post-divorce matters. Additionally, Molly represents clients with their assisted reproduction needs, including adoption, egg/sperm donation contracts, gestational surrogacy contracts, and contracts governing the disposition of embryos.

Prior to joining Berger Schatz, Molly worked on a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant representing indigent youth with the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (her alma mater).

While in law school, Molly held judicial externships with the Honorable Judge Marvin Aspen and the Honorable Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow, both of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Approach

Molly works to identify the issues that are most important to her clients and present arguments in a well reasoned rationale manner. She is known for consensus building to efficiently resolve issues for her clients interests.

Reputation

Molly is recognized for her uncanny ability to ease the stress that her clients experience as they work through divorces, premarital agreements, property division, and child custody issues.

Molly’s participation in philanthropic and community ventures is important to her. In 2018, Molly chaired the annual Wellness House Gala raising over $670,000 for the Wellness House of Hinsdale’s programs supporting those impacted by cancer.

Professional Recognition

  • Leading Lawyers Network, Emerging Lawyer 2015 – Present
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016 – Present
  • 40 Under Forty, Law Bulletin Media, 2018

Firm Administration

  • Marketing Committee, Co-Chair
  • Hiring Committee/Summer Associate & Law Clerk Program, Co-Chair

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago mentoring program, mentor, 2019 – Present
  • Hinsdale Historical Society Women’s Board, 2013 – Present
  • Grace Episcopal Church of Hinsdale’s Vestry, 2018 – Present
  • Grace Children’s Academy Board, 2015 – 2018
Molly H. Haunty, Partner

Contact

mhaunty@bergerschatz.com
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Education

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D. 2010

Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, B.A., 2007

Bar Admissions

Illinois

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois