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Rhonda L Rosenthal

Guardianship Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Rhonda Rosenthal

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Rhonda

Learn Rhonda’s areas of practice.

I have been a licensed attorney and practicing attorney since 1995. Although I have practiced in Kane, DuPage and Cook counties, I currently limit my practice to McHenry County. I focus on issues affecting families and represent spouses, parents, children and disabled adults in divorce, post decree, paternity, adoption, juvenile, probate and guardianship matters. I am a trained Guardian ad Litem and Child’s Representative and appointed by the court in divorce or probate matters. I am also a trained Collaborative Attorney and mediator. Although I no longer accept court appointments for mediation, I use these skills in my roles as negotiator, advocate, representative for the children and collaborative law attorney. When I was ten years old, I decided that I wanted to be an attorney so that I could help people when they were in trouble. While working my way though college as an assistant for three attorneys, I decided that I wanted to focus in probate and family law. I felt that in these areas of law, people were at their most vulnerable and emotional, and they needed a caring professional to address their legal and non-legal needs. Unfortunately, one of the attorneys whom I worked for hated the issues that arise in these areas of law and subsequently ignored his clients and their needs. In my over 26 years experience, I have never forgotten how mistreated my former employer’s clients were and how I determined I was to help. Thus, I have consistently focused on client care in these areas and have continued my education in order to better serve my clients. By being a trained mediator, arbitrator, and collaborative attorney, I have learned dispute resolution alternatives that can help my clients to avoid unnecessary litigation. By being a trained Guardian ad Litem and Child’s Representative, I have learned to see things from the point of view of the children and how issues affect them. By being on the governing bodies of the county and state practice where I practice, (McHenry County Board of Governors (past President) and Illinois State Bar Association Assembly), I have also learned to carefully listen and thoughtfully explain matters, as well as to assess decisions using the short and long view.

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Rhonda L Rosenthal PC
407 E. Congress Parkway
Suite B
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014-3646


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Janice | September 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Rhonda did an excellent job on my case. I have no complaints and nothing but praise for her hard work. She kept me calm and focused throughout the case. I was informed of charges upfront. She explained to me what to expect and always answered my questions. I highly recommend using Rhonda.
Posted by Jay | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Legal Partner
I hired Rhonda to represent me for a follow-up divorce related matter. My prior experience with the original divorce attorney left me feeling that they were fine with the administrative aspects of the case, and pleasant to work with, but it mostly felt like I was working with a divorce "production house." With Rhonda, however, the contrast was striking. She showed a genuine human interest in my situation, helped me develop a strategy, and positively challenged my assumptions. I really felt that I had a partner. Moreover, she remembered the details from our previous conversations each time we spoke. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2015
Excellent lawyer
Ms. Rosenthal handled my case expertly and with care. She answered all my questions and took care of everything for me. Whenever she could, she gave me the option to handle some of the paperwork myself so I could save money rather than her doing it for me. She listened to me and made sure I was taken care of during all steps of the process. She was responsive to my questions and I would use her again if it became necessary. Best experience ever with a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2011
Wonderful, Caring Attorney
Rhonda is a wonderful, caring attorney. She responds to client inquiries promptly. She takes the time to thoroughly explain things so you understand what will happen in court. She works hard to try to finalize your case quickly and fairly.


  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • William Hellyer, LTD
  • 2000 - 2005


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Illinois State Bar Association, General Assembly
  • Assembly member
  • 2010 - Present
  • McHenry County Board of Governors
  • membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rating
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014


  • website
  • Court Ettiquette
  • 2013
  • website
  • Pretrial Conference
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Aliance Seminar: Practical Matters
  • Practical Matters: A Toolbox for Family Caregivers
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Rhonda
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Rhonda on a very difficult and sensitive guardianship matter. In her role as Guardian ad Litem for the disabled adult, she was tenacious, level-headed and advocated appropriately in the situation."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rhonda Rosenthal. She is an ethical, compassionate attorney, and a strong advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rhonda is a terrific attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients but also keeps in mind the big picture and what is likely to be best in the future. She is always well prepared and does a thorough job. I happily endorse her."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rhonda is one of the most compassionate and hard working lawyers for her clients that I know. She is very smart and always gets it right. She is also a pleasure to work with. You can't go wrong by hiring Rhonda to be your attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rhonda Rosenthal is a detail oriented, thorough and persuasive attorney. She offers sound legal advice and is well respected in McHenry County."
Divorce and separation