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Rachael Nicole Toft

Rachael Nicole Toft

Practice areas:

Litigation, Divorce & Separation, Adoption, Family

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About Me

Dissolution of marriage and adoption are significant events that impact the family in different ways. I have the experience and empathy to guide you through the process.
In addition to the legal knowledge of the family-building process, I have the first hand experience of being raised with six adopted siblings.
I can support you through your divorce with empathy and understanding, but have the trial experience to back it up if your case becomes contentious.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Family: 25%
  2. Adoption: 25%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Sara R. Howard

    I endorse this lawyer. Rachael & I are both on the Chicago Bar Assn's Adoption Law Committee and I have observed first hand her committment and dedication to her law practice.


    Sara Howard Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Rachael is a great attorney and advocate, she is ethical, knowledgeable, and sensitivesensitive to her clients' needs.


    Kristina Wayne Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Rachael Toft

401 E. Ontario St., Suite 2302
Chicago, IL, 60611-7179


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Rising StarsIllinois Super Lawyers2014
2013 Rising StarsIllinois Super Lawyers2013
2012 Rising StarsIllinois Super Lawyers2012
2010 Rising StarsIllinois Super Lawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant State's AttorneyTazewell County State's Attorney's Office2004 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation & Gender IdentityEx-Officio2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Diversity Leadership CouncilCommittee Member2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee Sexual Orientation & Gender IdentityChair2012 - 2013
Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee Sexual Orientation & Gender IdentityVice Chair2011 - 2012
Chicago Bar AssociationAdoption Committee Chair2009 - 2010
Cook County Domestic Relations DivisionVolunteer Court Facilitator2008 - Present
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service ProjectPlanning Committee2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation & Gender IdentityCommittee Member2008 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAdoption Committee Vice Chair2008 - 2009
Women's Bar Association of IllinoisMember2008 - Present
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesVolunteer Attorney2007 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
ISU Attorneys Advisory BoardExecutive Committee2001 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, with distinction2004
Illinois State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women"Going Out on Your Own? Hear From Women Who Have Succeeded"2013
Illinois Law Cable TV ProgramThe New Civil Unions Act2011
Chicago Bar Association, Adoption Law CommitteeAdoption 2011-New Rules, Regulations & Practice Procedures, Moderator2011
Illinois Law Cable TV ProgramLGBT Marriage and Family Issues2010
Chicago Bar Association Probate Committee MeetingContrast of Adoption and Guardianship Law2010
Chicago Bar Association Adoption LawAdoption of Foreign Born Children, Moderator2010
Illinois Law Cable TV ProgramCreating Safe, Permanent Homes for Children2009
Chicago Bar Association, Domestic RelationsThe Child Custody Kit: Navigating Your Custody Trial, Moderator2009
Chicago Bar Association Adoption LawAdoption 101: The Basics, Moderator2009
Chicago Bar AssociationPlease Doc, May I Have Some Sperm? Non-Spousal Requests for Posthumous Sperm Harvesting, Panelist2009