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Peter J. Wifler

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lake Zurich, IL

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1986
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Pete Wifler joined Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C. as partner in 1990. He has earned an exemplary reputation based on his expertise in the areas of family law and small business/corporate matters.

Upon graduating from John Marshall Law School with High Distinction Honors in 1987, Pete joined the Chicago law firm of Ungaretti & Harris and practiced there until he joined Salvi, Salvi & Wifler. Prior to law school, Pete worked as a CPA for Ernest & Young. He has been successful in utilizing his CPA background to assist his clients on financial issues affecting their legal needs.

Currently, Pete represents individuals in all types of divorce and family law matters. His approach has been to seek resolution of emotionally charged matters by taking into strong consideration the financial and emotional toll on the clients, and oftentimes their children. Pete's goals are aligned with his clients' goals, and he believes most cases should be settled without a trial. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, however, he is prepared to seek a court resolution when necessary.

Pete also represents many individuals and small businesses with their corporate matters, from drafting and reviewing contracts, to assisting with purchase and sales transactions.

Year Joined Firm

Professional Associations and Memberships
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Hawthorn Woods Police Commission


Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C.
335 Chancery Ln
Lake Zurich, IL, 60047-2457

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Posted by Dave | November 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Strong recommendation for Pete Wifler
Sound, balanced counsel from Pete during my divorce proceedings. Level headed and friendly with minimal emotion, while coaching me with how absurd, unreasonable, and emotional the other side would be. Knew tactical moves and positioning very well - for me and what my ex-wife would try (via her attorneys). Very comfortable in knowing he represented me. Never felt he was trying to drive up billable hours. Happy I hired him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2020
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Trustworthy, Level-Headed
This attorney was knowledgeable and, most importantly, transparent. He didn’t frivolously charge me for every single, tiny interaction (although he isn’t cheap either)... but my ex-husband’s attorney didn’t! You get what you pay for. He was also honest with me about his knowledge in regards to opposing counsel for my divorce. He allowed me to be involved in editing documents as I felt comfortable, carefully reviewing them after the fact to ensure that they were realistic and enforceable. He was quick on his feet in helping me get out of a very tough spot, especially upon initial consultation. In fact, he had an emergency document drawn up for me within an hour! I walked away from my divorce with my sanity and proper child-support/parenting time of my child without having to go to court (all settled between the two attorneys). He comes across as fair, realistic, and level-headed.
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Posted by Ryan Margulis | October 2, 2019
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Professional & Trustworthy
I was extremely pleased with Peter's representation of my interests during my divorce. Peter was reliable, professional, trustworthy and always looked out for my best interests. I would strongly recommend Peter to anyone seeking counsel in a family law matter.
Posted by Anne | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend/Great lawyer and person
Peter helped me with my divorce. It was a very hard time for me, but Peter was very good at dealing with everything. He was compassionate, but also knew when to push me to protect myself. He is incredibly good at what he does. He was recommended to me by another client of his who also had a great experience. I'm blown away by his tact, smarts, and decency. He will push for what's right and fair and he will get it...and then some. Divorce is so hard, but Peter really made it less painful. I felt protected and walked away better than I ever expected. I can't thank him enough. I HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by Lisa | February 24, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
I used Peter as my divorce attorney and couldn't have been happier with his service. Being new to the divorce process, he took the time to explain each part of the process to be and was very timely in his responses. I'd definitely recommend Peter as an attorney to use!
Posted by Leeann | February 13, 2017
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Hired for a divorce
I hired Mr. Wifler for my divorce. I consulted him first, he spent time with me and answered all my questions. I hired him shortly after that with the standard retainer. He came highly recommended from several people in Lake Zurich. From start to finish, my divorce was 10 months. He explained all aspects of the process, was very thorough with his interaction with me and the opposing attorney. There was also a paralegal assigned to my case that I could speak to if I needed something when Peter was not available. I am very pleased with the representation I received from Mr. Wifler.
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Posted by Ranee | February 12, 2017
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Best decision I ever made
The best decision I ever made, when dealing with my divorce, was hiring Peter. My divorce was very difficult. And I couldn't have gotten through it without him. He is extremely knowledgable and very experienced. He knows the other attorneys in the area and he knows the judges. This is very important when making decisions related to things like mediators and Guardian ad Litems. He made significant strategic decisions that were crucial in my case. You don't normally get everything you want when going through a divorce, but I got most of what I wanted, and he fought for the things that mattered most to me. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my divorce. Peter is clearly a very good attorney. But more importantly, he is a very good person. I always felt better after I talked to him. He calmed me down and helped me get through an extemely difficult time in my life. I can't thank him enough for everything he did for me.
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Posted by Susan | February 11, 2017
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Great experience
I was very happy overall with how things went with my case. Peter patiently explained the process and the paperwork as we worked through the issues. He worked well with difficult opposing counsel. He responded promptly to my phone calls and emails. He helped me understand the law and what outcomes I could realistically expect. I felt like I was in good hands.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Extern
  • United States District Court For The Northern District Of Illinois
  • 1985 - 1985


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016


  • John Marshall Law Review
  • Comments
  • 1986
  • John Marshall Law Review
  • Case Study
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Seminar
  • Family Law
  • 2019

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Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have a few cases with Peter on the other side. He is prompt, thorough, reasonable, prepared and approachable. I highly endorse Peter and look forward to working with him again in the future."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Lake Zurich Divorce and separation Lawyer Peter J. Wifler
Peter J. Wifler
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lake Zurich, IL
Licensed for 37 years