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I have been licensed in Illinois since 1974, practicing in the Cook County State's Attorney's office for 3 years (1974 - 1977); My family lived on Long Island, New York for several years, so I also became licensed in New York in 1981 and worked for several years in the Queens District Attorney's Office (1985-1986); we returned to Illinois in 1986 and I worked in the Lake County State's Attorney's office from 1987 to 1991. 

I have been in private practice since 1991.  My practice is a general practice -handling adoptions primarily, residential real estate closings, probate, guardianship (both disabled adults and minors), juvenile matters, preparation of wills and trusts. I am also an experienced criminal defense attorney and will accept clients with felony or criminal cases, including DUI and traffic violations.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 20%
  2. Juvenile: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Adoption: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Michael James Perillo Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Bridget for over 20 years, going back to my days as a Lake County Public Defender. Bridget was a felony assistant in the Lake County State's attorney's office at that time. She is intelligent, experienced, compassionate and even tempered, key qualities for a practitioner in family law. I highly recommend Bridget, without any reservation whatsoever.


    Michael Perillo Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Michael J. Cummins

    I endorse this lawyer's work.She is hard working and very well prepared. In addition, she has a sincere desire to help people. I cannot say enough good things about her.


    Michael Cummins Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Bridget W. Hutchen, Attorney at Law

971 Coventry Dr
Lake Forest, IL, 60045-2705


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerBridget W. Hutchen, Law Offices1991 - Present
Assistant State's AttorneyLake County State's Attorney's Office1987 - 1991
Assistant District AttorneyQueens District Attorney's Office1984 - 1986
Assistant State's AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office1974 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Maryville University of St. LouisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971