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Denise J. Patton

About Me

Experienced and compassionate adoption attorney and adoptive parent.  I preactice adoption law in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties.  I am a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  I strive to keep my rates affordable!


Practice Areas


  1. Adoption: 100%
    17 years, 1.6 thousand cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

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Contact Info

The Law Office Denise J. Patton

4760 Fairfax Ave
Palatine, IL, 60067-7563


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199608/17/2015

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2014
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Denise Patton1998 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology AttorneysMember2010 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Adoption Law CommitteeChairman1996 - 2015
Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Open Adoption2015
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education2013 Supplement Illinois Adoption Law2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Northern Illinois UniversityPolitical ScienceBS1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Adoption LawIndian Child Welfare Act2015
Adoption LawIntercountry Adoptions2015
Parenting Through Adoption 2013Adopting From Foster Care2013
Adoption Law: Start to FinishOffering Different Adoption Options2013
Adoption Law: Start To FinishProcedures For Terminating Parental Rights2013
Legal Issues in AdoptionLegal Issues in Adoption2012
Parenting Through Adoption 2011Your Adoption Options and How to Get Started2011
Adoption Law: Start to FinishProcedures for Terminating Parental Rights2011
East Meets West Conference in ChicagoPost Adoption Resources2008
Women’s Law CommitteeParental Rights in Abuse/Neglect cases in Juvenile Court from Protective custody to termination of parental rights.2000
Adoptive Families Today ConferenceYour Adoption Options and How To Get Started2000
Adoptive Families Today ConferenceInformation on Adoption Law and Financial Benefits Available to Adoptive Parents2000