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Paulette Michelle Gray

Family Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    Illinois - IL 27 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1996
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Paulette

Learn Paulette’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    divorce, child support, custody, maintenance (f/k/a/ alimony), college expenses, visitation, parentage, property division, complex litigation issues, business valuation

    28 years

  2. Appeals
    Appeals relative to divorce, custody, child support, property division, maintenance, parentage/paternity, trial court decisions

    28 years

Attorney Paulette M. Gray is a partner at Gray & Gray LLC in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and has limited her practice to family law for nearly 30 years.  Attorney Gray is a Past President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Attorney Gray continues to be active in the Illinois Chapter of the AAML having served as an Officer within the Chapter as well as being on its Board of Managers for several years.  She previously served as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council (2008-09) during which time she testified in Springfield in support of pending legislation relative to attorney fees.  That same year, Attorney Gray served as President of the McHenry County Bar Association (2008-09).  In addition to being active in the Illinois AAML Chapter, Attorney Gray is a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the McHenry County Bar Association.  Attorney Gray is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Attorney Gray is a frequent lecturer on a variety of family law topics for numerous organizations and has authored several works, examples of which include the 2006, 2010 and 2013 supplements to IICLE’s Child Custody Litigation handbook regarding the Supreme Court custody rules.  Attorney Gray is also active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, and served on its Board from 2016-2023 (including serving as Board Chair from 2021-2022).


40 Brink Street
Suite 103
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

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Posted by Joseph | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Direct, Straight Foreword, and Insightful
I was referred to Paulette and was told that she was the best in McHenry County, and always ensures that her clients were treated fairly. Well this was an understatement. Paulette went above and beyond. Perhaps the thing that impressed me most about Paulette was nothing was "sugar coated". She was very straight forward, direct, insightful, and told me what to expect each step of the way. Going thru the separation and divorce from start to finish, Paulette kept me informed of each step and what the options were and what the risks were. There were no empty promises made just to keep the client happy which I know sometimes occurs when seeking counsel. Since this was the first time going through a divorce I had many questions and to be honest, a little scared. When calling the office, Paulette took the time to make sure I understood everything that was going on along with all of the ramifications of both side’s decisions and requests. She kept the entire proceeding on track and the other attorney on task. I cannot say anything but positive comments here in regards to the top notch representation that I had. Please contact Paulette. You will not be disappointed in your choice.
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Posted by Eric | June 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She gets it handled!
Paulette was a savior to me. She was my second attorney who I retained because my first one was a brain dead moron. She was able to salvage the damage he did to me, and through much perseverance, was able to get my divorce resolved much faster than I had thought possible. This is because she does not stand for the other attorney sidelining issues and dodging required responses to the court. The process was not always easy, but I appreciated her candor with me and laying out all my options. When I saw her in action during the deposition I knew that she would win for me if we ended up in court. Luckily my ex was treated to Paulette's courtroom prowess early. After the deposition she finally agreed to settle. Specifically citing the deposition as her motivator! As such, I feel like my money was well spent and I got the best deal possible. Thanks Paulette!
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Response from Paulette Gray June 22, 2022
Thank you, Eric!
Posted by Jean | June 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough, Supportive
Paulette is a honest and knowledgeable attorney that I retained for my divorce case with my very difficult ex. Paulette has stood up for me every step of the way. I had a difficult and emotional case and was happy to have her on my side. She has continued to help me fight against my ex trying to reduce child support and maintenance. I highly recommend Paulette.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Honest, and Tough
Paulette was my family law attorney, counsel, and coach during a lengthy and high-conflict divorce. Her knowledge of the law, counsel, and depth of experience provided me the bedrock for completing a challenging process without surprises, and achieving all of my goals. She kept our focus on what was realistic and possible, and helped contain my ex's outlandish claims and assertions. A tough fighter, Paulette was also really concerned for my personal well-being and that of my children. Should you need an excellent family law advocate, Paulette is an outstanding choice.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • 1996
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board of Managers
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Past Chair - Family Law Section
  • 2008 - 2009
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - 2006
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Membership Chair
  • 2000 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Crystal Lake Family Lawyer Paulette Michelle Gray
Paulette Michelle Gray
Family Attorney
Crystal Lake, IL
Licensed for 27 years
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