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Todd A. Walters

Family Attorney at Palos Park, IL

4.8   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010

About Todd

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Attorney Todd A. Walters grew up on the East Coast in New Jersey. He attended Ithaca College in upstate New York, where he majored in Psychology with a concentration in English. He attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan where he was honored on the Dean’s List, and where he represented clients under the supervision of staff attorneys, at the Pro-Bono Sixty-Plus ElderLaw Clinic. Additionally, Mr. Walters was among a small number of candidates chosen to work as a Law Clerk in the United States Attorney General’s Office at the Department of Justice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There, he did extensive legal research and wrote Appellate briefs, one of which was pivotal in making new law with Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Following law school Mr. Walters moved to Chicago where he developed his extensive litigation and trial skills as the Senior Associate at a law firm that focused almost exclusively on divorce, custody and family law. In August, 2009, in an effort to bring his clients a more personalized and attentive approach to their family law matters, the doors to The Law Offices of Todd A. Walters, Ltd., were opened.
Mr. Walters is well respected by both the Judges and his opponents in court, has been nominated by his peers to SuperLawyer© status in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and is active in his local community of Palos Park., which is in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago. Mr. Walters has been lead counsel on a number of high-profile divorce and family law cases, while being sensitive in protecting his clients’ rights to privacy.


The Walters Law Group, Ltd.
9700 West 131st Street
Second Floor
Palos Park, IL, 60464

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Posted by Hanna | June 22, 2023
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Best Lawyer Ever
I'm incredibly grateful for Todd Walters. His expertise and support are truly exceptional, and he helped me tremendously. Todd has a deep understanding of family law and extensive experience with divorce cases. He listened attentively to my concerns, asked the right questions, and provided clear explanations of the legal aspects involved. His communication was outstanding. He is empathetic and understanding, yet very assertive. If you're looking for a divorce lawyer who is experienced, trustworthy, and genuinely invested in your case, I highly recommend Todd Walters. She
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Posted by Rick | June 19, 2020
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Don't Look Any Further
I knew during my initial consultation Mr. Walters was the right man for the job. Mr. Walters didn't sugar coat anything and told me how it was. Not saying any divorce/child custody battle is easy, but my ex wife did things seasoned lawyers couldn't believe. Todd did his due diligence and was always prepared. I don't remember a single instance when Todd wasn't accessible. When you're going through a highly volatile, sensitive and emotional situation that requires guidance, accessibility is everything. I highly recommend Mr. Walters. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Jacqueline | August 10, 2018
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The best in the business!
Todd Walters and his assistant, Cindy Mendez of, The Walters Law Group, are a dynamic duo, the absolute dream team! I'll most importantly highlight this by recommending none other than, The Walters Law Group as your legal advocate due to their professionalism, attention to detail, prompt response time, vast knowledge, success rate and sincere care and overall concern. Significant life changes can be highly stressful, emotionally draining and even traumatic, so picking a lawyer wasn't the easiest of choices. Under pressure and in the midst of my search- a friend of mine recommended Todd Walters as, "the best divorce lawyer around!" So I picked up the phone and gave Todd a call. Immediately I felt a sense of relief, clear direction and support. Todd was candid about my situation, being upfront about the potential outcome (whether good or bad), cost and time frame it could have taken based on the details I provided. Satisfied with his transparency, I eagerly asked him to represent me and from that moment on I never felt worried again. Soon after meeting Todd, I was also introduced to his assistant Cindy Mendez, who was an absolute godsend! Ms. Mendez was so professional, kind and knowledgeable. Cindy genuinely cared about me and my best interest through and through. Every time I had a question, I would email or call her, only to receive a prompt response with answers to my questions and more relief than I could have ask for. She supported me in times of personal doubt and never made me feel I was a nuisance for my constant need for legal updates. I always felt valued as a client, so much so, I saw Cindy as a friend. In all, the process for my divorce from start to finish took 7 months, but I felt just as important on the last day as I did on the first. Pricing was reasonable and most definitely worth every penny. At our last interaction upon finalization of divorce, Todd and Cindy both reached out to me with clear and concise details of what I was to do and where I stood at that point. They gave me all the paperwork and direction I needed without ever having to ask. They both thanked me for choosing them as my legal advocates and asked me to stay in contact as they would be there if I "ever needed anything." I feel most grateful for their representation, really I don't know what I would have done without them. Please do yourself a favor and choose, The Walters Law Group for your legal needs!
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Posted by Becky | April 26, 2018
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Todd Walters is the BEST!
Todd is an amazing attorney! Todd's expertise and professionalism were obvious from our first meeting. My consultation was extremely thorough and educational about the divorce process. Todd truly cares about his clients and demonstrated this by being available and responsive to any question or concern that I had at just about any time of the day or night. Todd worked hard for me and made a stressful time in my life so much easier.
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Posted by Kristin | February 23, 2018
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Excellent and compassionate attorney
Todd Walters is an excellent attorney. I am dealing with a very difficult divorce and custody case. Todd and his secretary Cindy have been by my side throughout the entire process. Todd is an extremely concerned, compassionate and caring attorney who answers all my calls, emails and text messages even on weekends. Todd's knowledge of the law exceeds my expectations. Todd's concern over my case goes above and beyond. He is highly respected by other attorneys and Judges. I highly recommend Todd Walters
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Posted by Russell | June 25, 2013
Outstanding service!!!
I am a DoD servicemember stationed overseas. I have been seperated for quite some time and needed to move on with my life and finally get divorced. It was difficult because my ex and I were at different locations overseas and I had no idea how to get the process started. I called Todd's office and was immediately put at ease as Cindy explained the process and everything I needed to do to get started. I was always informed from the beginning stages all the way through to the end. The payment process was smooth and when I finally met Todd he was down to earth, and a true professional. Todd made what initially seemed like an impossible situation, smooth and painless. I highly recommed his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2013
Compasionate American
There are so many possitive adjectives I could use to describe Mr. Walters. Therefore, II will not use just one. The minute I met him and sat down in his conference room, he displayed a high level of enthuiasm and concern for genuinely and immediately helping me with my problem. Mr. Walters went above what I was expecting due to my limited financial position. He could have very easily told me he could not help me because I could not afford his initial fee but he did not go down that path. I will never for get thatMr Walters changed my hardened view of attorneys due to his concern and compassion for others.
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Posted by Debbie | November 25, 2012
Gets the job done!
I was going through a bitter divorce. My ex-husband's attorney brought in another attorney who was very unethical to help assist with his divorce. The attorney I had at that time lacked experience in dealing with my ex's "shyster" attorney. My divorce was riding on a lot. College expenses, rental properties, joint debt, etc... and my divorce was set to go to trial. Very quickly I had to find a new attorney that was wise, skillful, strong-minded, knows the law inside and out, could deal with the "bad garbage" that was going on with my ex and his attorneys & someone who would fight for me and my children. That person was Todd Walters. He responds quickly (by phone, text and email), kept me well informed and prepared for all possibilities. He was available for all "my emergencies" even on the weekends. He kept me calm and stress free. Having dealt with bad attorneys in the past Todd and his assistant Cindy were truly a blessing and beyond wonderful for me and my children. I would highly recommend Todd to anyone.
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Posted by RAYMOND | October 15, 2012
I could not have asked for a better outcome. Todd did a wonderful job. Very well prepared and aggressive in the handling of all aspects of the case. Kept me well informed. The best endorsement I can give; I would not hesitate to use his services again or to recommend him to a friend.
Posted by Mark | August 15, 2012
I spoke to Todd after speaking to several other divorce and family law attorneys. I had a very difficult and complex divorce situation involving a business and some substantial assets. I knew right away that Todd knew what he was talking about, and that he would be the right one to help me. His experience and advice helped guide me and counsel me through a very difficult time. He offerred great suggestions and ideas that are TRULY appreciated. I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your help!!
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Posted by Tanya | June 22, 2012
Not Just an Incredible Attorney… but a Genuine Good Person
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Todd Walters. I’ve never met an attorney who showed more integrity, honesty, warmth, and genuine concern towards his clients. As with any divorce, this has been an extremely stressful time in my life. Todd was compassionate and treated me like a real person, yet when it came to fighting for my rights, he was a pit-bull. When I was frustrated, he let me vent. When I felt like giving in, he made me fight on. My ex-husband was very difficult to deal with. He was not only irrational, but completely unreasonable. Todd helped me make good decisions. He was very responsive and extremely well-versed in the legal process. He helped me negotiate a very favorable settlement. I was very pleased with the outcome of my divorce and I owe that to him. Todd is simply outstanding and I sincerely thank him for all that he did. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2012
Fathers Rights
Mr. Walters has been my attorney for four years now. Each time a new situation has arose with respect to my visitation with my daughter he has successfully fought for me. He remained honest as to what he believed the outcome would be. He also kept me informed as to what my rights are as a father. I am greatful for all his hard work, and success in fighting on my behalf.
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Posted by Melissa | May 14, 2012
Child Support Abatement Case 09 D 1490
I hired Todd to help me with a restraining order and take care of a motion to abate child support that the children's father had filed. Not only did he help me on both issues, He was effective and did not back down. He answered all my questions in a timely fashion and gave more than enough information for me to fully understand what was happening. Todd also kept me well informed with every thing that was going on with my case including correspondences that were taking place between him and opposing council.
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Posted by Frank | May 12, 2012
Excellent lawyer
When my ex wife tried to get 7 years back pay of my retirement I called Todd. Although I reside in Texas and the case was out of Illinois I knew I could count on Todd to represent me without incurring additional traveling expenses.He was very honest with me by indicating that it may not be an open and shut case, we discussed the retainer fee and he allowed me to be on a payment plan, Todd kept me informed of the details and I thought it would be a very long drawn out case, Todd was able to settle the case without me having to pay my ex-wife any back pay and the best thing of all was that the original retainer was decreased because the case didn't require the time Todd had originally thought. Todd is not your typical lawyer, he becomes part of your family. He won't nickle and dime you or draw out the case. Because of his passion and knowledge of the law,he gets it right the first time.
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Posted by Becky | May 12, 2012
Tenacious Todd
Outstanding and fair. Unyeilding in his work ethic. Would most definetly recommend this lawyer as he was recommended to me.
Posted by Tamara | March 26, 2012
Fabulous Attorney
Mr. Walters is a fabulous attorney. He knows the law and walked me through the entire child support process. He gave me the facts and was honest and forth coming with all the important information I needed to know. I knew I was in very trustworthy and capable hands. His staff was excellent. They kept me informed of court dates and proceedings. I couldn't of hired a better lawyer. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a knowledgable and excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2011
Knowledgeable no-nonsense attorney
Todd helped me with my uncontested divorce. At one point it was being contestested by my ex. Todd was so helpful in guiding me through how to proceed. The case ended up being uncontested in the end. Todd tells you like it is, knows the law very well and most of all was attentive. Todd always responded promptly to my needs and questions regarding my case. I would highly recommend and should any further legal cases arise I will be retaining his services.
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Posted by Debbie | October 4, 2011
Awesome lawyer!!! Highly recommend
I have already recommended Todd to a friend and she is extremely happy. He is her second lawyer and she is so happy I referred her to Todd. Todd is an honest lawyer and tells you like it is.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2011
Hardworking, aggressive and trustworthy
My divorce case was very complicated. It lasted 3 1/2 years. Property and assets were stolen from my children and me before Mr. Walters representation. My now ex-husband hid assets, sold property, and presented many lies before the court. He is a very unreasonable person and would not take advice from his attorneys complicating matters even further. Mr. Walters had to deal with an unethical 3rd party attorney as well and a judge that errored in prior rulings or recommendations. My previous attorney made numerous mistakes and didn't follow through with different matters of litigation. Mr. Walters had to clear all of that up. If I had hired Mr. Walters from the start, I probably would have come out a lot further ahead.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2011
Best divorce attorney in Chicagoland Area
Todd Walters was a huge help for my divorce case. He was honest, patient, and helpful with all aspects of the divorce process. He is very knowledgeable in this field and will tell you what to expect during the negotiation process and what the courts could recommend based on each unique situtation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-375 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010.

Reprimand issued in IL, 2010
updated on 11/06/2012

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Todd A. Walters, Ltd.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • a distinguished family law firm in Chicago
  • 1995 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1994 - 1994


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Ithaca College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody and Contested Visitation Cases
  • Goals are defined, results are achieved.


  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Walters is a person of high standards: intellectually, ethically and in commitment to his clients and the dignity of the profession. He continally displays compassion for his clients and he patiently endures the most difficult of adversaries in order top bring the best results to his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a zealous advocate, who, most importantly, also maintains a strong sense of practicality."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Todd as a Lawyer from his beginning in Law School. He was smart and quick thinking back then with a disciplined approach to the issues he took on. He continues to successfully apply those positive attributes to his practice and the clients I have referred him."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked against him on several cases and he has been professional and trustworthy."
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Palos Park Family Lawyer Todd A. Walters
Todd A. Walters
Family Attorney
Palos Park, IL
Licensed for 28 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details