Nina M. Hennessy

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Nina M. Hennessy


(847) 564-8662


(847) 564-8419

NINA M. HENNESSY is an attorney with the law firm of Whitted Takiff LLC. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hennessy worked as an associate at Matt Cohen & Associates and earlier as a solo practitioner representing clients in special education advocacy matters. Prior to her advocacy work, Ms. Hennessy worked as an associate at Grunyk Family Law and O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC in the areas of family and tax law.

Ms. Hennessy’s volunteer activities have included service as Co-President, Co-Vice President and the Family Connections Chairperson for Naper Elementary School’s Home-School Committee, as well as Staff Activities Chair at the Washington Junior High School’s Home-School Committee. Ms. Hennessy has also volunteered as a Catechist at St. Raphael Catholic Church.

Ms. Hennessy received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePaul University. She also possesses a Certificate In Educational Advocacy from William & Mary Law School. Ms. Hennessy is currently a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

Areas of Practice

  • School Law
  • Special Education
  • Mental Health
  • Child Welfare


  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, 1988  Juris Doctor
  • DePaul University, 1985 Bachelor of Arts Major: Psychology