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Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity Legal Practice -- Limited to Family Law:

Geographical Coverage

The Gitlin Law Firm, P.C., of Woodstock, Illinois, practices exclusively in the following Illinois counties:  McHenry County, Lake County, Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County, Boone County and DeKalb County, Illinois. 


The lawyers of The Gitlin Law Firm are: Gunnar J. Gitlin, H. Joseph Gitlin, Stephanie A. KastenScott J. Farrell and Vonda K. Vaughn.  Attorney Gunnar J. Gitlin has been named to Best Lawyers in America* each year since 2007.  Attorney Stephanie A. Kasten joined The Gitlin Law Firm in February 2005, in 2013 became a Fellow of the AAML and in 2015 was named as an Illinois Leading Lawyer.  Her practice has been limited to family law for the past fifteen years.  In 2005, Attorney Scott J. Farrell joined the Gitlin Law Firm.  In addition to his law degree, Attorney Farrell holds an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  And in 2015, Attorney H. Joseph Gitlin joined the Gitlin Law firm.  

The Gitlin Law Firm is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.*  In 2010 through 2016, the Gitlin Law Firm was included in 'Tier 1' - U.S. News - Best Lawyers:  "Best Law Firms."* 

Limited Practice to Family Law

The Gitlin Law Firm limits its practice to family law. The firm handles:

By exclusively handling family law cases, the attorneys of The Gitlin Law Firm are more familiar with divorce and family law than lawyers who do not limit their practice to this area. Limiting the practice to divorce and family law also increases a lawyer's efficiency in handling a case.  *Note that the Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that any certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Court Proceedings:

In some firms the lawyer with whom you interview may not handle court appearances.  Click for more on court proceedings

State of the Art Practice:

The Gitlin Law Firm's practice is state of the art.  A state of the art practice requires lawyers to go beyond basic tools and knowledge.  In the Gitlin Law Firm, all the lawyers lecture on family law topics and are involved in leadership positions. Click for more on state of the art practice

Nature of the Practice:

Family law proceedings involve one of the most difficult periods in a person's life.  Click for more on nature of the practice

Balanced Practice:

Most firm's offer only traditional adversarial representation and some offer only collaborative practice.  The Gitlin Law Firm offers a balanced practice of either traditional representation or collaborative representation.  The Gitlin Law Firm is the largest family law firm in Illinois where all of the lawyers are both trained collaborative professionals and experienced litigators.  Click for more on the balanced practice of the Gitlin Law Firm.

Questions and Answers On Family Law Topics:

The Gitlin Law Firm provides answers to your questions on divorce and other family law topics.  Click for more information

Current Events of Note

  • 2016 News:
    • Attorney Gunnar Gitlin presented at the Martin Luther King Day Seminar with Donald Schiller on the subject of non-marital businesses issues in divorce cases in light of the 2016 changes to Illinois family law.   
  • 2015 News:
    • November 2015:  Attorney Jeff Hirsch was appointed to the bench having worked with the Gitlin Law firm nearly a decade.   
    • Columbus Day 2015:  Gunnar Gitlin chaired the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers full day seminar on the 2016 new Illinois legislation.  It was highest attended seminar in the history of Illinois family law. 
    • April 2015:  Attorney Gunnar Gitlin presented an IICLE a full day seminar focusing on Child Support and Maintenance in Light of the Maintenance Guidelines.
    • March 2015:  Attorney Jeffrey Hirsch became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 
    • January 2015:  Attorney Stephanie Kasten was named a Leading Lawyer. Click here for the Selection Process Used to Determining Illinois Leading Lawyers  

The Gitlin Law Firm, P.C.
663 E. Calhoun Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-9401

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Last Updated:  February 13, 2016