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Knowledgable, calculated, prepared. Success in a divorce litigation involves several factors.
Knowing the law and knowing the facts are key to succeeding in a divorce case. No amount of courtroom bravado can make up for a failure to grasp the key facts, law and issues in a case. I keep up to date by writing and editing Gitlin on Divorce Reports, a semi-monthly newsletter reporting on every Illinois family law case. I also speak frequently, especially regarding tax and financial issues in divorce.
Knowledge needs to be applied to be useful. Taking this knowledge, understanding it and applying it to the client's case helps me in creating better projections and calculations for clients. With more information and a more accurate picture of possible outcomes, clients can make better decisions.
Finally, I believe being prepared is perhaps the most important factor. Doing the legwork, collecting the evidence, understanding the evidence and reviewing preparation with the client are steps I use to ensure I am fully prepared each time I walk into a meeting or hearing. I cannot always be smarter than opposing counsel, but I can always try to be more prepared.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2016 One of the Best Attorneys in McHenry County||Northwest Herald (Shaw Media)||2016|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers||2016|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers||2015|
|Attorney / Principal||Stetler Law Group||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Gitlin, Busche & Stetler||2003 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Council of Appellate Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|McHenry County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Unknown||Gitlin on Divorce Reports||2007|
|Unknown||Gitlin on Divorce Reports||2006|
|Unknown||Gitlin on Divorce Reports||2005|
|Unknown||U. S. Laws Help Secure Post-Divorce Health Insurance||2004|
|Unknown||Gitlin on Divorce Reports||2004|
|Unknown||Gitlin on Divorce Reports||2003|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Taxation||MS - Master of Science||2002|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Accountancy||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Child Support and Maintenance||Tax Aspects of Maintenance and Social Security in Divorce||2013|
|Business Valuations and Financial Issues in DivorceAnnual Seminare||Divorce Tax Law Update||2013|
|Maintenance, Property and Deductions||Tax Aspects of Divorce||2011|
|Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce||Tax Law Update||2011|
|Business Valuation, Financial, and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce||Tax Law Update||2010|
|Business Valuation, Financial, and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce||Tax Law Updated||2009|
|Money Matters in Divorce||Maintenance and Spousal Support||2008|
|Business Valuation, Financial, and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce||Tax Law Updated||2008|
|Child Support and Maintenance||Lecturer||2007|
|Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements||Lecturer||2006|