Kelly J. Taylor

Associate Attorney

Springfield divorce attorney Kelly J. TaylorSpringfield divorce attorney Kelly J. Taylor feels family law is not necessarily right for every attorney.

That’s because family law takes someone with dedication to clients, empathy, and a person that is non-judgmental. A family law attorney must be a person clients feel comfortable speaking with about the most private aspects of their life, not just a person in a suit.

“Family law, for me, is an area where I feel I can help individuals during what is likely one of the lowest times in their lives,” Ms. Taylor said. “I can do this while providing guidance as to the law and being a person they feel safe speaking with that will look out for their best interests.”

Ms. Taylor is naturally easy to talk to and genuinely cares about her clients. She is dedicated to getting the best outcome for her clients either through settlement or trial.

“I will be there every step of the way handling their case so they can have one less thing to worry about,” she said. “Divorce is stressful enough, my clients do not need to wonder if their attorney cares and is looking out for their interests.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Taylor is licensed to practice in Illinois.


Ms. Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development and juris doctor from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Taylor practiced family, criminal, property, trusts and estates, and municipal law.


  • Law Practice Management and Consumer Protection awards in law school.
  • CALI award for Law Practice Management in law school.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Training attorney for the Sexually Violent Persons Bureau at the Illinois Attorney General’s office.