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Kiley M Whitty

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wheaton, IL

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Kiley M Bonk

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Kiley

Learn Kiley’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce - includes litigation of contested and uncontested division of assets and liabilities, maintenance, child custody, child support and related expenses.

  2. Family
    30%
    Representation of clients regarding divorce, paternity/parentage cases, child custody and related financial issues. Child Custody- resolution of legal custody, visitation/parenting time, restricted visitation (when necessary and appropriate), child support and other child related expenses.

    15 years

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Assisting clients in preparation of wills, trust, powers of attorney and all other aspects of estate planning.

    15 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%
    Representation of clients in both chapter 7 and chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases.

    15 years

Kiley M. Whitty is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of family law, child custody, estate planning and bankruptcy in  DuPage, Kane, Will, Cook and surrounding collar counties. Ms. Whitty's practice has included cases involving divorce, post-decree conflicts, child support, custody, visitation, grandparent visitation, guardianship, appeals, loan modifications, creditor negotiations and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Ms. Whitty is also certified as a Guardian ad Litem in DuPage County has has been appointed by the Court to represent the best interest of a minor child.

 

Kiley Whitty sits on the Executive Committee for the DuPage County Bar Association as its Second Vice Presidence and was also appointed to the Planning Committee and Budget Committee. Ms. Whitty is a Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and she is also an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

 

While in law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Ms. Whitty earned a certificate in Child and Family Law as well as a certificate in Advocacy which aided in her success as a litigator. She also earned the CALI Award for Legal Writing and published various articles in the Children's Legal Rights Journal and the Chicago Law Bulletin.

Location

Laraia & Whitty, PC
1761 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL, 60189

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by keith | March 1, 2015
Attorney Kiley Whitty Client Review
My divorce was particulary challenging and made more complex by an ex spouse determined to drag out the proceedings and determined to inflict as much damage as possible to my family and finances. Throughout the process Kiley rose to each challenge and managed my case with an extremely high degree of professionalism and competence often in the face of unusual and desparate tactics. Kiley's empathy and compassion toward my family convinced me that she cared about more than simply the legal aspects of my situation. I would highly recommend Kiley to anyone unfortunate enough to be going through a divorce.
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Posted by Melissa | March 2, 2013
Professional, knowledgeable and thorough Attorney
Ms. (Whitty) Bonk is a confident, easy to speak with and work with attorney. She is very professional in the courtroom and in the office at all times. Her response in any inquiry is prompt and thorough. I was reassured and satisfied with the knowledge and advice offered on the legal challenges I faced. Her no-nonsense approach is very comforting. I knew exactly where I stood with the issues we were working on at all times. Ms. (Whitty) Bonk will be highly recommended by me to anyone who asks for a referral for legal representation. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blindsided me
She made me believe she actually cared about my situation. After explaining my horrible situation Kiley assured me over and over she would work with me every step of the way. Fast forward Less than 3 months later, before the courts had even come to a determination, Kiley decided to change firms. Which meant withdrawal as my attorney unless I pay her an additional retainer at her new firm... Only wanted money and has now made my financial situation worse. That’s a solid NO!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Laraia & Whitty, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd.
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Senior Associate
  • Anderson & Associates, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • DuPage State's Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk- Child Protective Services
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • Miami University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts- Magna Cum Laude
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Marriage of Heindl; 2014 IL App (2d) 130198
  • Affirmed.

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Second Vice-President
  • 2019 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Membership Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Planning Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Assistant Treasurer- Executive Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Budget Committee
  • Comittee Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association, New Lawyer's Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Third Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2014
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Director's Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • DIrector's Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 2009
  • Certificate in Child and Family Law
  • Loyola University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Certificate in Advocacy
  • Loyola University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Miami University
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Law Bulletin
  • Life After the Bar
  • 2009
  • Children's Legal Rights Journal
  • Minors as Living Organ Donors
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law MCLE Seminar
  • UIFSA and the UCCJEA - Child Support and Custody Issues Across State Lines
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
Endorse Kiley
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kiley exudes professionalism in all that she does. We often contact each other for advice in other respective areas of law. She is good to her clients and good to her colleagues. She serves the legal community very well."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kiley is an experienced attorney who goes above and beyond for her clients. She is very professional and works well with other attorneys in the community and always has her clients' best interest in mind."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Kiley. She vigorously advocates for her clients, is knowledgeable about the law, and practices with the utmost of professionalism, which is reflected by her reputation in the courtroom and in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Whitty. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Whitty has an expansive knowledge of the law and an impressive enthusiasm for cases. Anyone would be lucky to her as their counsel. I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kiley is an outstanding attorney and has set a high standard for both professionalism and ethics. Kiley works tirelessly for her clients, and will guide them through every step of their case. She has shown a passion for advocacy, and always gets results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer for tough cases. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bonk has the intelligence, insight, and legal expertise to solve all your legal problems successfully. I endorse her and recommend her services."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kiley is a bright up and coming family law attorney. She has strong interpersonal skills that make her very effective in and out of the courtroom. She is truly an asset to work with in our office and is well respected in the legal community.."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kiley is an unwavering advocate for her clients in the courtroom. She is intelligent, hard-working and maintains the highest level of professionalism. Her strong negotiation and effective litigation skills are unparalleled in the industry."
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Wheaton Divorce and separation Lawyer Kiley M Whitty
Kiley M Whitty
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 14 years
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