As partner at Black, Ballard & McDonald, P.C., my practice is devoted exclusively to Family Law. Whether financial or custodial, I have experience in multiple family law matters.  Divorce, property division, decision making, parenting time, child support, prenuptial agreements, parentage, modifications, appeals, adoption, enforcement and contempt proceedings.   I practice in Southern Illinois. Call 618-242-3310 or email [email protected]

Aaron Carnine Leading Lawyers 2017

2013 – 2020 Leading Lawyer

Admitted to Practice

Illinois – 1998
United States District Court Southern District of Illinois – 1999


University of Illinois B.A. – 1993
Southern Illinois University J.D. – 1997


Approved Family Mediator – Northwestern University 2020
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce – Board, Legal Counsel 2006-2008
Jefferson County Bar Association – President 2004-2005
Jefferson County Bar Association – Secretary / Treasurer 2002-2004
American Inn of Court 2003
Illinois State Bar Association 1999 – present
Downtown Development Corporation 2000 – 2002


•Developed as a resource for communication between separated parents
• was a TOP-15 Startup Company of 2019 as ranked by the American Bar Association.
•OurChildInfo featured in the August 2018 Illinois Bar Journal
• Author in Strategies for Family Law in Illinois, 2014,  for Thompson Reuters
Wrote, for the Illinois Second Judicial Circuit.
Taught Computer Science at Rend Lake College, Ina, IL, 2000