Kayla M. Hickey

Kayla Hickey

Morton, Illinois
888-314-9667 (Toll Free)

Kayla M. Hickey is an Attorney with Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. After gaining experience in the litigation department of a large Peoria law firm, Kayla joined BGM in order to focus her practice on family law, where she would have an opportunity to represent individual people in their time of need. Kayla handles a variety of family law issues, including dissolution of marriage, property distribution, child support, maintenance, college expenses, and disputes regarding the allocation of parental responsibilities. Kayla recognizes that family law matters can be emotionally and financially challenging, and she strives to help her clients through these difficult situations. She fiercely advocates for her clients, whether through settlement negotiations or courtroom litigation.

Kayla understands that the client comes first. She focuses on what is important to each individual client, assesses each issue, sets goals for the outcome, and works closely with her client to develop strategies to achieve the desired goals. Kayla ensures that her clients are well-represented through her strong attention to detail and knowledge of relevant case law and statutory authority. She embraces the challenges each situation presents, and she puts in the hard work necessary for her clients' success.

Kayla grew up in Greenville, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Peoria, Illinois with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Kayla is grateful for the ability to travel and explore the outdoors, spend time with friends and family, get lost in a good book, and enjoy a large scoop (or two) of ice cream.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: CALI Award Recipient
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
    • Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate - 2014
  • University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
    • Bachelor's Degree - 2013
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Missouri, Clerkship