Charlene Quint, J.D. is a Certified Domestic Violence Professional who coaches victims of domestic violence. Drawing on her extensive legal and financial background, and using faith-based principles, she helps women understand these complex toxic relationships, and helps them heal and overcome to lead lives of victory.
Ms. Quint is also an attorney specializing in representing women who are escaping abusive marriages and relationships, including obtaining orders of protection and divorce. She speaks publicly to community groups, clergy, counselors, attorneys, educators, and other professionals to educate and equip them in the area of domestic abuse. She is passionate about reaching the church, including clergy, church leaders, and lay leaders about domestic abuse that is so prevalent, yet also largely ignored, in the church. She co-chairs the Partnership for a Safer Lake County, a consortium of organizations in Lake County, Illinois, whose goal is to stop violence in all forms, and co-leads support groups for A Safe Place, Lake County’s only organization exclusively dedicated to transforming the lives of survivors of domestic abuse. Ms. Quint was awarded the Augustana College Humanitarian Award for her work with survivors of domestic abuse.
Prior to representing victims of domestic abuse, Ms. Quint practiced corporate law with a large Chicago firm. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer of an independent publishing house.
Ms. Quint was married for 21 years to a successful businessman who was also a wealthy, sociopathic, diagnosed Narcissist. They lived in the affluent town of Lake Forest, Illinois, had two children together, and attended a large, non-denominational church where Charlene served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, short-term mission leader, and leader in women’s ministries. She also served on the Board of Regents at Trinity International University, a Christian university, and on the board of directors at Au Sable Institute, a Christian institute of higher education. In 2012, she fled her home with only an overnight bag and went into hiding for two years.
Charlene is the author of three inspirational books: Angels of Ebermannstadt (DeepRiver Books 2012), Blessings, Prayers and Heart Songs (DeepRiver Books 2014) and the award-winning Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath, and Other Domestic Abusers: The Comprehensive Handbook to Recognize, Remove, and Recover from Abuse (Redemption Press 2020).