Ariana E. Thurnau
– Criminal Law
– Family Law
– Orders of Protection
Ariana E. Thurnau concentrates her practice in Divorce, family law, Mediation, Adoptions, Guardianships, Orders of Protection, Collections and Civil Litigation.
Ariana began working with The Law Group in August of 2014. She was sworn in as a licensed attorney to practice law in Illinois on November 6, 2014. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Effingham County Bar Association and Fayette County Bar Association.
Ariana attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri where she graduated Summa Cum Ladue in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. She then continued her education at Webster University and graduated with a Masters in Legal Studies in 2011. She then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law, graduating in 2014 with her Juris Doctorate Degree.
While in law school, Ariana served as the Managing Editor for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal during her second and third years of law school. In her third year, the casenote Ariana authored was published in the spring 2014 edition of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.
Since graduating, Ariana received a diploma for completing the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, an intensive two-week family law skills course held in Boulder, Colorado. She went through extensive training for family law mediation and has received certification as a Court Appointed Family Law Mediator for the State of Illinois. She has gained admission to the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Currently, Ariana serves as an attorney on the DCFS Adoption Attorney Panel, which allows her to finalize adoptions for families adopting through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and review subsidy agreements for those families. She also serves on the Board of FAYCO Enterprises, Inc. located in Fayette, Bond and Montgomery County, Illinois.
Ariana is the former Effingham Bar Association President (2017) and Treasurer (2016). She currently resides in Ramsey, Illinois with her husband, Doug, and son, Kord, where they raise Charolais cattle.