Caryn A. Barone

Fox Lake, Illinois

Caryn began her start in the Lake County legal community when she was a sophomore in college as a summer intern with the Lake County State's Attorney's Office. Caryn continued to intern with the Lake County State's Attorney's Office for the remainder of her college years and for two years of law school. After having established a great relationship with the Lake County State's Attorney's Office, Caryn accepted a job as an Assistant State's Attorney upon graduation from law school. During her seven and a half years in the Office, Caryn handled DUIs, traffic cases, misdemeanors, domestic violence cases and felony cases including serious sex crimes and murders. During her tenure with the Lake County State's Attorney's Office Caryn developed an excellent reputation with all sides of the legal community, including police officers, Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors and Judges, as someone who is not only fair and just, but also as an attorney who is not afraid to go to trial. As an Assistant State's Attorney, Caryn tried over 70 cases to verdict and is known for being able to think on her feet and execute effective cross examinations.

Caryn has now taken the reputation and skill set she built with the State's Attorney's Office with her to the law firm of Soffietti, Johnson, Teegen, Phillips and Argueta LTD. where she is the Village Prosecutor for the all traffic, ordinance violations and DUIs for the Village of Fox Lake. Caryn also handles traffic, criminal and DUI cases. Caryn's ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case and decide which cases should go to trial and which cases need to be resolved is an asset as a Defense Attorney.

Caryn heads the firm's Family Law and Divorce practice including child support matters, child custody cases, divorces, orders of protection, post decree matters and step parent adoptions. Caryn utilizes the support staff at Soffietti, Johnson, Phillips, Teegen and Argueta LTD. to take on Spanish speaking clients and is able to communicate with them to the fullest extent on their cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Prosecution and Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic/DUI Defense
  • Orders of Protection
  • Family Law- Divorce/Custody/Child Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2015


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Lake County Justinian Society (Italian American Lawyers)

Past Employment Positions

  • Lake County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 2007 - 2015