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The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC concentrates in litigation, mediation and collaborative divorce and family law.   This practice includes helping people to deal with disputes involving child custody, visitation, child support, division of assets, business ownership and management issues, real estate, maintenance (alimony), guardianship, parents rights, college education costs and related issues.


Curtis Bennett Ross has a wide variety of experience and accomplishments in financial and child related issues.  The combination of background in both financial and child related issues helps to differentiate him from the typical divorce practitioner based upon his level of knowledge and experience.


Curtis Bennett Ross has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1977.    He taught basic financial accounting and federal income taxation at the University of Illinois College of Commerce in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois while still in law school.  After becoming a Certified Public Accountant, Ross worked for Arthur Andersen & Co.  as part of their tax staff.  He is currently Chair of the Finance Committee for the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association, which helps to manage the finances for the Illinois State Bar Association.  Ross presented the budget to the most recent Assembly for the 2014-2015 year of the Illinois State Bar Association.


Curtis Bennett Ross has been appointed by  five different presidents of the Illinois State Bar Association to membership on the Family Law Section Council.  The members of the Family Law Section Council work to help develop policy for the Illinois State Bar Association, teach lawyers to improve their legal skills and knowledge and review proposed laws and help develop proposed laws for the State of Illinois.  Ross served on the Maintenance Sub-Committee which helped to draft Illinois' new maintenance statute.


The Decalogue Society of Lawyers elected Curtis Bennett Ross to be 2nd Vice-President for the 2014-2015 year.  He is a member of its Executive Board of Trustees to help manage that bar association.  Ross was elected Treasurer of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers for 2013-2014.


The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois has approved Curtis Bennett Ross as a Child Representative for approximately twenty years.  Judges in Cook County have appointed Ross to represent children in the role of Child Representative and Guardian-Ad Litem to represent children involved in custody, visitation and choice of education disputes and as Receiver and Financial Expert in divorce cases.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 85%
    33 years, 600 cases
  2. Family: 10%
    33 years, 250 cases
  3. Adoption: 5%
    33 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($330-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Ross. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


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  • Thomas Anthony Bruno

    Curtis is a hard-working lawyer who is an effective advocate for his clients. He gets great results.


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Contact info

The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC

100 North La Salle Street, 24th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Presidential CitationDecalogue Society of Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC1984 - Present
AttorneyJerome H. Torshen, Ltd.1983 - 2013
Tax StaffArthur Andersen & Co. Certified Public Accountants1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Decalogue Society of LawyersSecond Vice-President2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationChair of the Finance Committee for the Assembly2014 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisFellow2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationFinance Committee for the Assembly member2013 - Present
Decalogue Society of LawyersTreasurer2013 - 2014
Decalogue Society of LawyersBoard of Trustees2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAssembly member2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Council member2010 - Present
Illinois Bar FoundationFellow2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAccountancyBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce Nuts and BoltsPleadings, Responses and Appearances2011