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Gunnar J. Gitlin

Family Attorney at Woodstock, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 36 years
    Wisconsin - WI 5 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

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Location

The Gitlin Law Firm
663 E. Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL, 60098-4262

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gunnar is Brilliant!
Gunnar handled a complex litigation matter brilliantly! He was able to swoop in and save the day when my legal matter went astray. He addressed it quickly and efficiently. He gave me clear instructions on what I needed to do and he listened to all of the facts intently. There is not a sufficient manner to thank him for all that he did, so I am writing this review to let the rest of you know that if you hire Gunnar, you hired the best.
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Posted by Lynette | August 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Teacher
My name is Lynette, I would like to tell you about an attorney that is not only the best at what he does but he is a wonderful and compassionate true professional. He really listens and understands the needs of his clients. Attorney Gitlin and the Gitlin Law Firm have had a life changing effect on my life in many ways. Through their investigative services he has achieved something that other attorneys said could not be done and was considered virtually impossible. They located my ex-husband that was out of the United States and living in another country. Through case law and research Attorney Gitlin was able to pursue 50% of my ex-husband’s pension that was awarded to me from the divorce decree plus 11 ½ years, in which he was in arrears. Attorney Gitlin displayed extreme patience in working around my busy schedule as an elementary school teacher to complete my case. In closing I am forever grateful to Attorney Giltin and the Gitlin Law Firm. Attorney Giltin is truly an angel that God has placed here to help those that need help the most. Forever Grateful Lynette
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Posted by Mike | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend Gunnar!
Gunnar handled a very difficult situation for me. While I was emotionally devastated and shocked by my wife's divorce announcement, much legal worked needed to be done. He guided me through the process and educated me as to my options, weaknesses and strengths, even when some of the options were not good for him. His expertise in divorce law was amply evident. While we spoke at the courthouse, a parade of other divorce attorneys would respectfully greet him. This was never the case for other attorneys. Gunnar's knowledge of Illinois divorce law is also manifest by the fact that he literally wrote the book on Illinois divorce - Gitlin on Divorce. One aspect of Gunnar's expertise I specifically want to mention is his perception of the personality of my divorcing wife. He very rapidly understood her (extremely uncommon) mode of thinking and operation. He explained to me her likely actions and reactions. Even though we had been married for decades, I was far too emotionally wrought to come anywhere near matching his understanding.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 1987
  • Kenyon College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Illinois Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1996 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Illinois Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2007
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Admissions Procedures Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Journal Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Institute for Matrimonial Law Associates
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Illinois Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Legislation and Lobbying Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Illinois Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2001
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Admissions Procedures Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Illinois Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1997 - 2004
  • Illinois Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-New Case Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1997 - 1998
  • McHenry County Bar Association-Legal Aid Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1996
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • President's Special Recognition Award
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Illinois Chapter
  • 2007
  • Michael S. Cohen Award
  • 2007
  • Leading Attorney Network
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Leading Attorney Network
  • 2006
  • Leading Attorney Network
  • 2005
  • Leading Attorney Network
  • 2004
  • Leading Attorney Network
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • AV Rating
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Child Custody Litigation Handbook
  • Supreme Court Rules Custody Rules
  • 2006
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Child Custody Litigation Handbook
  • Settlement of the Child Custody Case: The Art of Custody Warfare,
  • 2004
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Illinois Family Law Practice Handbook
  • Business Valuation
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • Gitlin on Divorce -- Case Reports
  • 2001
  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Appellate Review in Domestic Relations Cases: The Elusive Final and Appealable Order
  • 2000
  • Unknown
  • Bull Market Raises Stakes in Marital Property Splits
  • 1999
  • Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law
  • Leveling of the Playing Field Statute
  • 1998
  • Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law
  • QILDRO Legislation
  • 1998
  • Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law
  • Division of Retirement Benefits -- Portions of Plans Constituting Marital and Non-Marital Property
  • 1998
  • Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law
  • Notices for Income Withhold Statute
  • 1998
  • Small Business & Professional Practices
  • Business Valuation in Divorce - What is Double-Dipping and How is it Quantified?
  • 1998
  • American Journal of Family Law
  • Business Valuation in Divorce - What is Double-Dipping and How is it Quantified?
  • 1997
  • Unknown
  • Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law
  • 1997
  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Post-Eckert Trends in Child Removal: A Review of Appellate Cases
  • 1996
  • Business Valuation in Divorce
  • Tax and Financial Planning Strategies in Divorce
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Gunnar Gitlin. Gunnar is recognized nationally for his extensive experience as a divorce lawyer. He represents individuals in complex divorce, child custody and other family law matters. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of the Matrimonial Lawyers. Gunnar has widely lectured on Retirement division, Legal Ethics and Family Law matters. I recommend Gunnar without reservation"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Gunnar Gitlin for many years and highly recommend Gunnar for his legal skills, his Collaborative skills, his knowledge and integrity."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gunnar is an accomplished family law attorney. He is tough but reasonable when he negotiates."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gunnar is a top notch divorce attorney. I not only endorse his work, I give him all five stars."
Divorce and separation

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Woodstock Family Lawyer Gunnar J. Gitlin
Gunnar J. Gitlin
Family Attorney
Woodstock, IL
Licensed for 36 years