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Emily Barraza

Emily Barraza


“As a first-generation attorney, I understand the complexities and difficulties of tackling an unknown area such as property tax. I hope to provide resources that will aid my clients to help ease their concerns.”

Emily Barraza

Emily Barraza joined O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes as an attorney focusing on real estate property tax appeals for the firm’s Chicago area residential clients. She previously worked as a law clerk and a legal assistant with the firm. Before joining O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, she worked as a legal clerk in immigration and employment law, drafting and filing complaints, discovery requests and responses. Barraza volunteers with the Greater Chicago Legal Clinic and other Chicago area organizations.


Barraza focuses her practice on:

  • Single-family properties
  • Multi-family property owners/managers
  • Condominium property owners/managers

Practice areas:

  • General property taxation matters
  • State and local property tax appeals
  • Real estate tax exemption matters


Member of Chicago Bar Association

bar admissions

Illinois, 2023


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa cum laude

Chicago Kent School of Law, J.D. degree, Certificate in Labor and Employment Law, Dean’s List

Government Service

Public Defender’s Office, Champaign County, Urbana, IL, Intern