321 N. Clark Street, 5th Floor

​Chicago, IL 60654

Alia Caravelli - (t) 312.857.4529

Deanna Blair - (t) 312.857.5292

Jennifer P. Irmen - (t) 312.600.7538

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(f) 312.253.4446

(t) 312-857-5292

(f) 312-253-4446

drb@bcilaw.com


Speaking Engagements:


Panelist, "How to Network Your Way to the Top," January 21, 2014, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, hosted by McDermott Will & Emery

Panelist, "Empowering Yourself: Empowerment Through Networking," November 21, 2013, Women in the Law Society at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Women's bar Association of Illinois Young Lawyers Committee

Panelist, "Law School / Career Day, Project Law Track," April 10, 2014, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwestern Indiana 

Annual Presenter, "Child Support, Custody, Orders of Protection, and Visitation," New Mom's, Inc., Summer 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, Women Everywhere Partners in Service Project

Awards:

Advocate for Diversity Award, Diversity Scholarship Foundation, October 10, 2013

Women's Bar Association, Extra Mile Award for services as Co-Chair, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2009-2010

Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012

Lewis & Clark Pro Bono Honors Award, Spring 2000, and Spring 2001

Dean's List, Lewis & Clark School of Law, 1999, 2000, and 2001

Volunteer Work:

Court Facilitator Program, Circuit Court of Cook County 

Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor / Mentee Program, Volunteer Mentor, 2013 - 2014

Women's Bar Association Mentor / Mentee Program, Volunteer Mentor, 2010 - 2013

Unity Dinner Co-Chair, October 10, 2013 

Professional Memberships:

Women's Bar Association of Illinois
 - Financial Secretary, 2015-2016
 - Recording Secretary, 2014 - 2015
 - Member, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2014
 - Co-Chair, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2009 - 2014
 - Member, Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening, 2008 - 2014

IVI-IPO
 - Member, Judicial Review Committee, 2012 - 2014

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
 - Member, 2000 - present

Deanna R. Blair is a founding member in the firm, Blair | Caravelli | Irmen Law, LLC where she practices domestic relations law, including cases involving divorce, custody, visitation, child support, and paternity. Blair is active in local bar associations, including the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI), and the Chicago Bar Association. Blair served on the WBAI Board of Directors and also served as co-chair of the Judicial Evaluation Committee and Domestic Relations Roundtable for several years. Blair received a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College in 1996 and earned her JD, cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School, in Portland, Oregon, in 2001. Following her graduation from law school, Blair practiced at Legal Aid Services of Oregon, providing free legal services to low-income individuals, including survivors of domestic violence. She was twice honored with the Lewis & Clark’s Pro Bono Honors Award. From 2008–2012, Blair was also named an Illinois Super Lawyer “Rising Star.” In 2012, she was recognized by Chicago Magazine as one of the “Top Attorneys, The State’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” in the category of Family Law. For the past two years, Blair has been named both a SuperLawyer and Leading Lawyer.