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Christine Denese Gale

Family Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Christine Salsberry

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About Christine

Learn Christine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    I practice all areas of family law ranging from divorce to paternity to post-judgment matters.

  2. Estate planning

As a founding member of Gehris & Associates, LLC, I bring years of varied experience into my practice, focusing on ensuring my clients feel they have a strong advocate, someone to be their voice when faced with painful family circumstances. As a mother of four, I have a unique understanding of family dynamics and I strive to simplify the intricate and often confusing issues facing my clients. I pride myself on combining compassion, commitment and tenacity my representation of families in crisis. I will always go above and beyond to provide an honest, comprehensive explanation of options and then fully support my clients to achieve the best outcome possible. I am deeply embedded i the Crystal Lake community and I am honored to come highly recommended by former clients and so many others within the community.

If you or someone you know is facing a family law issue, please reach out for a free consultation to explore all your options.

Licensed for 25 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Gehris & Associates, LLC
820 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Suite 203
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Mike | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer
Christine Gale knows her craft very well. She tells it like it is, and gets things done! Kept me informed, and the excellent staff was helpful with the occasional question too. Not the cheapest, among the best.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2013
Christine is wonderful
Christine was able to identify my needs shortly after we met. She guided me with great results. I have recommended her already. She did a great job.
Posted by Jennifer | December 16, 2013
Terrific representation!
Ms. Gale was an excellent attorney. She was very knowledgeable and gave me good insight into the issues at hand. She was very professional in court and was able to think quickly during trial to ask all the right questions. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Georgia | December 15, 2013
Christine Gale - Review
If you are reading this post, unfortunately you are probably in an undesirable situation and in need of an attorney. For many of us the court system and all that entails with it, is unfamiliar territory. It can be quite daunting or even a bit intimidating for anyone trying to address a legal issue. My personal legal issue was my divorce (with a child involved). My attorney was Mrs. Christine Gale. Attorneys tend to have a bad reputation and trust me I spent enough time in the court room to understand why. However, Mrs. Gale in my strongest opinion is an exception to the negative stigma that shadows her career field. She recognizes that something whether it is physical, emotional, or mental got you to this point; and to the best of her ability she will get you through it as expeditiously as possible. If you want someone with integrity, a tenacious advocate, and will handle your case as amicable as possible; I highly recommend Mrs. Gale. She is very passionate in what she does; which I believe drives her motivation to positively represent her clients. Best of luck, -Georgia-
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Posted by Lynn | December 14, 2013
You're in excellent hands.
Christine was very compassionate towards me while representing me with my divorce. She was non judgemental and made sure I knew what my options were in accordance with the law. She was readily available when I needed her and while helping me cope with all of the difficult emotions of the process, she was also quick to give me a reality check when I needed it. She made a very difficult situation a little easier to deal with because her kindness went above and beyond what I expected. It wasn't about money for her- it was about what was best for me and my child. You're in excellent care with Christine. I've already recommended her to several people going through similar situations. You won't find a better attorney.
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Posted by josie | December 12, 2013
great lawyer
Christine is a great lawyer. If I had any questions or concern's I would email her or call her and I always got a response back from her in a timely matter.
Posted by Kristin | December 12, 2013
The Best!
Christine Gale really did a great job on my divorce. She put me at ease right away and really took the time to explain all the legal terms. I felt comfortable asking questions and she always made sure I knew exactly what was happening in my case and what the next steps were. She really cares about her clients and that means a lot! She really knows the law and makes sure you understand too.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gehris & Associates, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaser, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2014


  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Endorse Christine
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a zealous advocate for her clients. She cares about getting the best results for her client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is one of the most gifted family law attorneys I've ever met. Christine is compassionate, kind, and a zealous advocate for her clients. If I was every getting divorced, I would want Christine to represent me."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is professional and knowledgeable attorney. She represents her clients with the highest amount integrity and professionalism."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Not only will you get a knowledgeable attorney, but also one that truly cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with Christine for four years and would trust her handling any one of my cases with any one of my clients. Christine understands the potential stress involved in any family law case and is keen to remove that burden from her clients' shoulders immediately. She is someone who truly cares about her clients and their future well-being after the case leaves the court system. She is a true asset to our law practice and to those clients she helps."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christine cares as much about her client's circumstances and difficulties, and shows as much compassion for her clients, as anyone I have met. She is an exceptional family law practitioner."
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Crystal Lake Family Lawyer Christine Denese Gale
Christine Denese Gale
Family Attorney
Crystal Lake, IL
Licensed for 25 years