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Rita Mookerjee Ghose

Divorce and separation Attorney at Evanston, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Rita

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Rita Ghose is an Attorney, Collaborative Lawyer and a Mediator who, since the beginning of her career in 2002, has focused her practice of law on helping families handle their complicated disputes in a non-adversarial manner. Her wealth of experience, including a social work background and a specialized certificate in child and family law, allows her to approach each legal issue from various angles and to explore creative and non-traditional solutions. 


Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C.
500 Davis Street.
Suite. 1006
Evanston, IL, 60201

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Posted by Marc | February 19, 2014
She is awesome
Rita helped me through a difficult divorce and always had my best interests in mind. She's great! Very responsive, caring, with keeping the children at the forefront. We had a callborative divorce and I think it went well for everyone involved.
Posted by Phil | February 12, 2014
Collaborative Attorney
Rita was recommended by a close friend; I had such a wonderful experience through such a difficult time in my life. Rita was very honest, knowledgeable, and quite expeditious in handling my divorce proceedings. I felt she not only listened to what I had to say, but helped guide me in a manner that was in tune with my personal ethics and beliefs. Overall, I would say - Impressive! I highly recommend Rita Ghose as a collaborative divorce attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C
  • 2005 - Present


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Collaborative Process Subcommittee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Future of the Law
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Loyola University, International Mediation Law School Competition
  • Judge
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Mediation Council of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • President
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Lilac Tree
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Lilac Tree
  • Development Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Diversity Council Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Bengali
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Emerging Lawyer in America
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Leadership Evanston
  • Evanston Community Foundation
  • 2013
  • CALI Award - Legal Writing
  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Law
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Traditional Approach, Mediation, or a Collaborative Team. Which is Best for You?
  • 2018
  • CLII Loop Practice Group
  • Adding Professionals to a Collaborative Team
  • 2017
  • MCI Annual Conference
  • Mediating with Actively Involved Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Divorce University
  • Legal Panel
  • 2016
  • Seminar
  • Reconstructing the Order of Divorce
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Skills Training
  • Making the Market for the Team-Based Approach
  • 2015
  • Collaborative Mediation Skills Refresher
  • Mediation
  • 2014
  • 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training
  • Mediation
  • 2013
  • CBA Legal Education Seminar
  • De-Mystifying the Collaborative Process in Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2013
  • Cook County Expedited Child Support Hearing Officers Presentation
  • Mediation
  • 2013
  • Lilac Tree Panel Presentation
  • Choosing Your Own Path to Divorce - Traditional Litigation, Mediation or Collaborative
  • 2013
  • American Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • What Happens in Collaborative Stays in Collaborative: Thinking Differently About Zealous Representation
  • 2012
  • Networking and Educational Forum for Collaborative Practitioners
  • Oops! Catching and Addressing Professional Missteps in the Collaborative Meeting
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Rita
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rita is a realistic, effective, and highly skilled attorney. Working with Rita is a pleasure and it is clear her client’s feel the same. Her approach to mediation and Collaborative work puts her in a category few attorneys ever reach."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rita is a kind and compassionate attorney who is knowledgeable and dedicated. She is an asset to her client and legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rita is a top notch collaborative lawyer and mediator. Rita is trustworthy and knowledgeable and a true advocate for her clients and alternative dispute resolution processes. It is always a pleasure working with Rita on divorce matters."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rita has represented the "other" spouse in a number of collaborative cases we have worked on together. She is smart, creative, thoughtful and kind. She represents her clients zealously but is always mindful of the impact on all parties. I have a huge amount of respect for her knowledge of the law and her ability to help people craft good workable solutions for all parties."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am delighted to endorse Rita Ghose, a fine family lawyer and excellent mediator/Collaborative attorney. I have worked on projects with Rita, have had the opportunity to be on opposite sides in cases with Rita, have seen her professionalism, respect for clients and attorneys alike, and her keen intelligence at work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Rita. Rita is a great collaborative lawyer. She is results oriented and provides great service to her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Rita in the past and she is a knowledgeable and skilled professional. My experience of her is that while she will work zealously to achieve her client's goals, she is respectful of all so as to preserve the integrity of the family. I would not hesitate to recommend Rita to friends or family."
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Evanston Divorce and separation Lawyer Rita Mookerjee Ghose
Rita Mookerjee Ghose
Divorce and separation Attorney
Evanston, IL
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation