Our Firm

We understand that oftentimes the need for legal counsel comes at an extremely difficult or emotional time in one’s life. With this in mind, we seek to create a relationship with our clients that bridges the gap between the often stark realities of the legal process and the understanding and patience that our clients deserve during these often complicated processes.

Our firm fulfills our commitments to our clients because of our strong, cohesive, and experienced team of professionals.  Together, we are successful because of what each and every one of our team members bring to the table.  We stand proud of and eternally grateful for what we accomplish together.

Pucher & Ranucci handles matters in family law, estate planning, and real estate.

Maggie E. Pucher

Maggie is an experienced attorney who focuses her practice in Family Law and Estate Planning.  She is highly regarded in the legal community due to her professional integrity and remarkable oral advocacy skills.  Maggie received undergraduate degrees in both Criminal Justice and Psychology.  Her background in psychology makes her uniquely qualified in her areas of focus, allowing her to cater to the emotional and mental needs of her clients, particularly those involved in family law matters.

She has exceptional communication skills that translate not only with her clients but opposing counsels as well.  Her ability to communicate openly and honestly has led to an astounding settlement record, reducing fees for her clients considerably.  That being said, when litigation is necessary, she does not shy away from assertively advocating for her clients.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2008


  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
  • Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Criminal Justice, 2003
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology, 2003

Elizabeth M. Ranucci

Elizabeth is an experienced attorney who focuses her practice in Real Estate.  She has represented clients from first-time home buyers to hedge funds and banks in the purchase and sale of residential real property.  This experience provides her with unique perspectives and successful strategies in contract and inspection negotiation, clearance of title issues, and getting the deal closed.  She has also developed strong logistical practices in our firm and trained our team to close hundreds of transactions.  Elizabeth’s commitment to client education and client satisfaction gives her clients a close and individualized experience that allows them to feel comfortable with such a significant financial transaction.  Her clients walk away from each closing knowing that Elizabeth has their best interest at heart and she will continue to be a source of education well after the closing is done.

Elizabeth’s commitment to her clients’ knowledge and comfort extends to her estate planning practice.  Her attention to detail is integral in understanding and navigating the legal implications of each client’s financial situation and family structure.  Further, her knack for seeing, understanding, and delicately demonstrating all potential outcomes encourages an honest discussion of her clients’ wishes and allows them to find the best solution for their individual situations.

She enjoys traveling, learning about all things nature, and spending time with her husband, two kids, dog, and two birds.  Elizabeth is a founding board member of Galewood Neighbors, Inc., her community’s non-profit organization, and she spends much of her free time working toward the benefit of her community and neighborhood school.  She and her husband also co-chair the committee to organize their neighborhood’s music festival: Galewoodstock. 

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2011


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate, 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Italian, 2007

Joanna Haugh

Joanna has worked as a paralegal for Pucher & Ranucci since 2019.  With over a decade of experience in residential real estate, her primary role is now facilitating real estate purchases and sales.  Joanna’s deep understanding of the complex logistical, and sometimes emotional,  issues that arise during residential real estate transactions gives her an amazing ability to problem-solve for the best interest of our clients.  She is also an excellent communicator, giving our clients a full understanding of the closing process as well as keeping them informed of their next steps.  And, she has a knack for handling difficult village issues and transfer stamp requirements.   Joanna is a true team player and is always willing to impart her knowledge and best practices to our firm team members, clients, and real estate partners.  Outside of the firm, Joanna is a ceramicist, animal lover, and traveler. 


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • Bachelor’s Degree, History, 2007
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Italian, 2007

Anastasia Dakuras

Anastasia has worked as a Paralegal since 2007 in the areas of family law, personal injury and criminal defense.  Anastasia currently supports Attorney Maggie Pucher in her family law practice by providing clients with regular updates, handling the discovery process, maintaining case calendar and deadlines, and drafting pleadings and correspondence.  She also assists with the firm’s billing and collections.  Anastasia is intuitive and organized, ensuring that clients are fully supported and their cases are handled in an efficient manner.

In her spare time, Anastasia enjoys cooking and baking, spending time with family and friends, and adventures with her two dogs Kayley and Tinkerbell. 


  • Pivot Point Academy, Bloomingdale, Illinois
    • Associates in Applied Science, 2013
  • College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
    • Associate’s Degree in Science, 2010

We proudly serve clients in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Will, and the surrounding counties.

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