Staff

Benedict Schwarz, II

Attorney at Law

Benedict Schwarz, II has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years. He is a long-time member and past director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is also a trained divorce mediator; Mr. Schwarz has taught numerous divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars and has also co-authored chapters on the subject in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications.

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Jennifer Niedermeyer

Attorney at Law

Jennifer Niedermeyer has been praciting family law for nearly a decade and is also a certified family law mediator. Ms. Niedermeyer has built a reputation of passion and empathy towards her clients.

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Angela Matijevic

Client Services Manager

Angela Matijevic graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a Major in Marketing. Angela also attended the University of Arizona where she participated in their foreign studies program, living in Guadalajara, Mexico while studying the language and culture. Angela was admitted to Roosevelt University’s Masters of Business of Administration program where she completed one third of the program and hopes to complete the remaining classes in the near future.

After earning her B.S. from NIU, Angela worked in the field of marketing, finance and computer training for numerous years. She began working for Benedict Schwarz, II in 1995 as the firm’s Client Services and Business Manager. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of financial and business management, customer relations and is extremely detailed oriented. In addition to working for the firm, Angela also dedicates a great deal of her time to volunteering. She was a member of Summit Academy’s School Board for two years, before they merged with Elgin Academy. She is a former board member of the Central Youth Football & Cheerleading League and the current Secretary and former Scholarship Chairperson of the Central High School Athletic Boosters Organization. She also dedicates time to many other non-for-profit organizations including Cal’s Angels Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Julie Meyer

Paralegal

Julie Meyer has nearly Thirty years of professional law office experience. She began her career as a legal assistant for a general practice law firm working specifically on workers compensation and personal injury cases. Twenty years ago she began working as a legal assistant/paralegal/office manager for a reputable, high volume family law practice, specializing in divorce, post judgment and related adoption cases. Julie joined the firm in January, 2015, as the firm’s paralegal.

Biljana Mora

Legal Assistant

Biljana Mora graduated from the Faculty of Law at the FON University in her native country of Macedonia with a Major in European Law and Law of the European Union. In her homeland she had a successful career as an Associate in a Law Firm that focused on practice in Company, Trade and Real Estate Law. Currently she is employed as a Legal Assistant and hopes that she will have the opportunity to continue further with her legal career in the United States.