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Rachael N. Hayes

Rachael N. Hayes

Associate Attorney
Springfield, Illinois
Rachael joined Linder Law Office in November 2016. Prior to joining Linder Law Office, Rachael primarily practiced family law in Christian County, Sangamon County, and other surrounding counties. Rachael primarily focuses on family law, which includes dissolution of marriage, allocation of parenting responsibilities (what was formerly known as custody and visitation), child support, and paternity actions. She also practices in guardianships of minors and adults and adoptions. Rachael is a court approved Guardian ad Litem in the Fourth Judicial Circuit and takes great pride in her role when representing children in high-conflict matters or abused adults.

Rachael graduated Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Music. As an undergraduate, Rachael was involved in several music organizations on campus, including the Golden Eagles Marching Band, and Alpha Phi Omega. After graduation, Rachael attended Thomas M. Cooley (now Thomas M. Cooley at Western Michigan University) Law School, graduating Cum Laude in January 2013. While in law school, Rachael was a member of Mock Trial Board and served as Chair of the Executive Committee for two terms, worked with Ending Violence Encounters, Inc (a domestic violence agency), and interned with the Madison County Public Defender’s Office in Edwardsville, IL with the juvenile division.

Rachael and her fiancé, Chris, currently reside in Christian County. Rachael feels that the greatest part of her profession is knowing that she is there to help her clients wade through a very difficult time, both emotional and financial. Since Rachael has spent a majority of her career focused on family law matters, she has the knowledge and understands what is necessary to move a family law case from start to finish as smooth as possible. Rachael takes great pride in providing excellent services to her clients and focuses on making sure her clients receive the best possible outcome.

Areas of Practice

  • 85% Family Law
  • 10% Guardian ad Litem
  • 5% Bankruptcy

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2017


  • Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 2013
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • B.S. cum laude - 2009
    • Major: Political Science


  • Trusts 101, NBI

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ISBA, 2013 - Present
  • Christian County Bar Association, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Atteberry P.C., Associate Attorney, 2013 - 2016


  • English (Primary)

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