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Best Family Law Attorneys in Illinois

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in Illinois. To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in Illinois, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in Illinois. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
George Skuros
Family Lawyer
Chicago, IL
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Henry Wasonga
Family Lawyer
Edwardsville, IL
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Lawrence Manassa
Family Lawyer
Barrington, IL
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Kimberly Anderson
Family Lawyer
Chicago, IL
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Brian Reidy
Family Lawyer
Orland Park, IL
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Chris S Haaff
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Crystal Lake, IL
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Kevin Patrick O'Flaherty
Family Law and Estate and Probate Lawyer
Downers Grove, IL
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David Saxe
Family Lawyer
Arlington Heights, IL
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Deanna J Bowen
Family Lawyer
Gurnee, IL
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Edward J. Blake Jr
Family Law and Estate and Probate Lawyer
Belleville, IL
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Illinois Family Law Legal Resources

Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

Illinois Government and Court Resources

Illinois Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General - The Illinois Attorney General is the state's chief legal officer, responsible for upholding justice, consumer protection, and civil rights. This office advocates for fair policies, safeguards the public interest, and addresses legal challenges that impact residents. The Attorney General's authority extends to representing the state in legal matters, enforcing laws, and promoting equitable treatment for all individuals in Illinois.

illinois Courts

illinois Courts - The Illinois Courts are responsible for the equitable administration of justice within the state. Their duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters like divorce and child custody. Illinois' judiciary also plays a vital role in addressing legal issues specific to the state, such as those related to its urban centers and diverse population.

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services - The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is tasked with ensuring the safety and well-being of children and families across the state. DCFS oversees child welfare services, including investigating reports of child abuse and neglect, providing intervention and support services to at-risk families, and managing foster care and adoption services. The department also works to reunite families when safe and appropriate while prioritizing the best interests of children. Additionally, DCFS offers youth services, such as independent living programs, and collaborates with various community partners to support and advocate for vulnerable children.

Illinois General Assembly

Illinois General Assembly - The Illinois General Assembly functions as the legislative body for the state, operating under a bicameral system consisting of the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives. The Senate has 59 members serving staggered, four-year terms, while the House comprises 118 members serving two-year terms. The General Assembly is tasked with proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state, as well as formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues including education, healthcare, and public safety.

Illinois Supreme Court

Illinois Supreme Court - The Illinois Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and administering the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the proper interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's responsibilities encompass hearing a wide array of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners across Illinois. Additionally, the Illinois Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to uphold ethical conduct within the legal profession statewide.

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