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Shana L. Vitek has exclusively practiced family law since 2003, representing clients in divorce, child custody, paternity and post-dissolution matters. Ms. Vitek has repeatedly been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, a designation reserved for only 2.5% of the lawyers in Illinois, and in 2013 was named one of the "Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She is a member of the firm’s Family Law Sports and Entertainment Division, where she has gained extensive experience working on high profile cases, with excellent results. Although not a stranger to the courtroom, Ms. Vitek strongly believes that even the toughest divorce cases are best resolved by the parties through amicable settlement negotiations that preserve the integrity of the family through this difficult process. She is proud of the fact that many of her clients never even step foot into a courtroom until the day they finalize their divorce. In that regard, Ms. Vitek is also a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, which encourages parties to take control of the divorce process and make decisions that are in the best interest of the family as opposed to spending substantial time, money and experiencing significant stress in court. Ms. Vitek has also received a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Family and Divorce Mediation Training from DePaul University. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Eric, and their daughter, son and two dogs.



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    13 years



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  • Heather Jordan Rosen

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    Heather Rosen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jordan David Rosenberg

    Having worked for, and with Shana - she is fantastic. Creative, knowledgeable, compassionate, aggressive and wits all in one. Highly endorse and recommend Shana.


    Jordan Rosenberg Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP

2275 Half Day Road
Suite 350
Bannockburn, IL, 60015


161 N. Clark, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL, 60601



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200305/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2014
Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under the age of 40Chicago Daily Law Bulletin2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarsSuperLawyers2012
Family Law Mediation CertificateDePaul University2011
Illinois Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2011
Illinois Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2010
Illinois Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBeermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisFellow2011 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer FoundationAuxiliary Board2010 - 2014
Steppenwolf TheatreAuxiliary Council2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of Husband and WifeJudgment for Wife
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Publication nameTitleDate
GlamourSorry, We Are Not Breaking Up!2013
SRR JournalThe Ethics of Representing Athletes in Family Law Matters2011
Chicago Daily Law BulletinSporting Judgment2011
The Docket-Lake County Bar AssociationTop Ten Mistakes in Business Valuations2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Asset Protection Asset Protection from a Divorce Lawyers PerspectiveAsset Protection2010