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Aurora DeCook






Aurora is an attorney with a strong background in tax and accounting.  Aurora concentrated her undergraduate studies at Western Michigan University on accounting and business. After completing her undergraduate studies Aurora moved to Chicago, Illinois where she worked for a large public accounting firm as an auditor.
Aurora entered law school at DePaul University with the intent of practicing primarily in the areas of family law, litigation and business and wealth succession planning. Upon graduating from law school in 2010 and passing the Illinois Bar Exam, Aurora passed the CPA exam and spent two years as a tax associate at PWC where she worked in their private client services group preparing partnership and complex individual and trust tax returns.  Her accounting, tax and financial experience working with high net worth individuals give her a unique background compared to other litigation and family law attorneys.  Aurora’s experience and knowledge allows her to effectively identify and evaluate the nuances of financially complicated cases, understand complex financial matters and in turn help her clients understand those matters.
Aurora left public accounting in 2013 to join a law practice that concentrated on a broad range of wealth succession planning matters including estate planning, tax compliance, business succession planning and trustee services.
In 2018, after starting a family Aurora moved to Minnesota with her husband and son to finally pursue her longstanding goal of practicing in family law, litigation and estate planning at Dunlap & Seeger.  Aurora believes that the goal of a good attorney should be to work with their clients to find the best possible solutions to difficult issues that rarely have easy answers.  Aurora believes that clear communication between an attorney and client is fundamental to helping the client understand all aspects of his or her case, all potential outcomes and ultimately to reach the best possible resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Western Michigan University
    • B.S.

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Public Accounting (IL)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star