Mindy Hartman is an attorney whose primary focus is in family law. She went to law school with the intent of finding a way to help people divorce better, having witnessed her parents’ divorce and lived through the fallout from it. She has a background in restorative justice and really enjoys collaborative divorce practice. Mindy likes to work with her clients to focus on finding creative outcomes to re-building and re-structuring their family to cause the least harm and bring the most harmony to all parties involved. She works with all of her clients to find actual victories – things which benefit them at a reasonable cost – as opposed to moral victories – getting to say, “I was right”, but at a cost which far exceeds what was won.
Despite her focus on collaborative law and creative settlement, Mindy has substantial litigation and trial experience. She is well-versed in complex marital estates, forensic accounting, business valuation, and custody litigation. If traditional litigation is necessary, she is ready to guide her clients through.
Mindy is married with two children, living in Cary, and an involved member of the community. In May 2019, she was appointed to the Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 Board of Education to serve out the remainder of a two-year term and will likely seek to be elected to that position in 2021.
DePaul College of Law, JD
University of Illinois, Bachelors of Science in Psychology
Illinois State Bar Association
Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society
Illinois Association of School Boards
Certified Mediator (2010)
E-Discovery in Family Law (2016) – presentation for continuing legal education