Our Attorneys

Christian J. Cosentino

Chris primarily concentrates his practice in the area of general civil litigation, which encompasses a variety of matters, including: contractual disputes, personal injury, landlord/tenant, construction and property development, trademark and copyright, professional negligence, and shareholder-related litigation. Chris also has years of experience with residential and commercial real estate transactions. Chris has been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Illinois, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the N.D. of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Prior to attending law school and working with his siblings to establish the family firm, Chris attended Northern Illinois University where he obtained a B.S. in Political Science, and a minor in Philosophy. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s Eta Nu Chapter. After earning his undergraduate degree, Chris attended Northern Illinois University College of Law where he graduated with honors. While attending law school, Chris was a law clerk at Edward F. Diedrich & Associates. After obtaining his license, Chris continued working for Attorney Diedrich until the family firm was established in 2004.

Outside of the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He regularly attends and coaches his children’s extra-curricular activities, including softball, baseball, and wrestling and he is a member of the Geneva Baseball Association. Chris also gives back to his community by assisting various local charities and community organizations and as a Parishioner at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Chris has also been the recipient of Northern Illinois University College of Law’s Outstanding Public Service Award. This award is presented to individuals who serve their community and demonstrate outstanding professionalism and integrity.  

Contact

801 E.Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-9730

Concentration
General Civil Litigation, Business Law and Business Formation, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant

Education

  • Northern Illinois University, J.D., 2000, with high honors
  • Northern Illinois University, B.A., 1996, with high honors

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court N.D. Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court N.D. Illinois, 2002
  • U.S .Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, 2001

Professional and Community Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Geneva Baseball Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Mentor, NIU College of Law
  • Parishioner at St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Nina H. Cosentino

Nina currently concentrates her practice areas to all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support issues, parenting time, child custody, adoption, pre and post-nuptial agreements, and guardianship issues. Nina frequently serves as a Guardian ad Litem when needed and appointed by the Court, and she also has experience with mediation, general civil litigation, real estate, personal injury, and worker’s compensation law. Nina has been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Illinois, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the N.D. of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has successfully argued in front of the Appellate Courts in the past.

Prior to attending law school and helping establish the family firm, Nina worked as a paralegal in the public and private sector while earning a master’s in Human Resources Management. Upon graduating from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law, Nina practiced at a small firm in Chicago. Nina’s experience prior to The Cosentino Law Firm, LLC helped guide her through the legal world as a new lawyer and eventually led her to her current interest in family law.

While managing her full-time legal career, Nina also finds time to teach at Dominican University. Nina is an adjunct professor in Dominican’s ABA approve pre-law program and she has been teaching for more than 7 years. Nina typically teaches law based courses such as Contracts, First Amendment, Family Law, Real Estate, and Legal Ethics. Nina is also a mentor to NIU law students and recent law graduates through the Illinois State Bar Association.

In recent years, Nina was awarded the Outstanding Public Service Award from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law. This aware is bestowed to graduates or individuals who have shown an outstanding service to the College of Law. Those nominated for the Outstanding Public Service Award must demonstrate service to their community or profession, possess outstanding professional accomplishments, and uphold professional integrity.

In her spare time, Nina is also dedicated to giving back to her community, which is evident based on her involvement with numerous animal rescue groups, police benevolent associations, and as a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Nina compassion and dedication can be seen in her work in the legal field as well as throughout her personal endeavors.

Contact

213 S. 2nd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-4441

Concentration
Family Law, including: Adoption, Alimony, Annulment, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Legal Separation, Mediation, Paternity, and Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements.

Education

  • Northern Illinois University, J.D., 2002, with honors
  • Webster University, M.A., 1999, with honors and distinction
  • Northern Illinois University, B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court N.D. Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court N.D. Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Professional and Community Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Mentor, NIU College of Law
  • Mentor, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Parishioner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
  • Professor at Dominican University

Blake K. Cosentino

Blake concentrates his practice in the areas of probate, estate planning, criminal law, traffic, and DUI. He also has vast experience with administrative hearings including those for DCFS and Secretary of State driver’s license reinstatements. Blake is also familiar with real estate transactions, business entities, including LLCs, corporations, and partnerships, and serving as a Guardian ad Litem. Blake has been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Illinois.

In addition to Blake's legal background, he has experience in the insurance industry, for which he has been involved since 1989. This experience gives him additional insight into estate planning and probate and allows him a different perspective than many other attorneys.

Prior to attending law school and helping to establish the family firm, Blake obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Masters in Public Administration, from Northern Illinois University. Blake served as an adjunct professor at the college level and has also served as a guest speaker in numerous forums, which has allowed him to share his knowledge and experience with students preparing to enter the workforce. Upon graduating from Law School, Blake assisted in establishing the family firm and has continued to work seamlessly with his siblings and business partners since its establishment.

In his spare time, Blake volunteers as a member of NIU College of Law’s Alumni Council and as a mentor to both law students and recently licensed attorneys. In his capacity as a mentor, he helps to advise and assist prospective and newly licensed attorneys in navigating the legal world and the difficulties new attorneys face. Blake also participates and attends various community events each year which are focused on benefiting members of the community who are in need.

Blake has also been awarded Northern Illinois University College of Law’s Outstanding Public Service Award. The Law School presents this award to graduates who have shown outstanding service to the College of Law by demonstrating service to the community and/or profession, possessing outstanding professional accomplishments and upholding professional integrity.

Contact

213 S. 2nd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-4441

Concentration
Criminal, DCFS Defense, Driver’s License Reinstatement/Secretary of State Hearings, DUI, Estate Planning, Expungements, Guardianship, Probate

Education

  • Northern Illinois University, J.D., 2003
  • Northern Illinois University, M.P.A., 1990
  • Northern Illinois University, B.A., 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2004

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Professional and Community Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member, NIU College of Law Alumni Council
  • Mentor, NIU College of Law