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Peggy M. Raddatz

also known as Peggy Raddatz

About me

     My client's come to me by word of mouth from other satisfied clients and other  lawyers.   I represent many lawyers in their divorce cases.  I have devoted myself to the areas of Divorce Law, Matrimonial Law, Domestic Relations, and Family Law for my entire law career. 

      I represent men and women just as aggressively.  I am a trained mediator, negotiator, and litigator.  I have an old fashioned practice in that I am available to my clients 24/7.  Everyone gets my cell phone number and they are always welcome to call my office or cell phone, or contact me by text and email.  I am a lawyer who returns all calls promptly.  You can ALWAYS contact me.  

     I know that client's are especially concerned with the costs of their case so i am extremely sensitive to their concerns and I work hard to keep their legal costs down.  I have represented large cases worth millions and small cases.  I work just as hard on both.

     I make myself available during convenient hours for clients so that they do not have to miss work to come in to see me.  I do not have my client's attend court unless it is absolutely necessary so they do not have to miss work needlessly.

      I believe my job is to educate my client's about the law so that they can make their own informed decisions about their case and about their future.   

       I have the experience, expertise, and reputation in this field to do the best job possible for you and I will not let you down.  



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 34%
    29 years
  2. Family: 33%
    29 years
  3. Child Custody: 33%
    29 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Luke D. Kazmar

    Ms. Raddatz is an extraordinary legal talent. She possesses encyclopedic knowledge of matrimonial law as well as superior analytical abilities. What I find especially relevant, however, is that Ms. Raddatz is an attorney who combines her legal talents with compassion for her clients and the community of individuals who submit questions in this forum. These are the qualities you ultimately need in any attorney whose services you retain--legal acumen combined with a commitment to treat you as a human being, not just another legal file or retainer check. In summary, you can rest assured that with Ms. Raddatz in your legal corner, you're in good hands.


    Luke Kazmar Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Margaret A. Bennett

    Peggy Raddatz is a well respected family law attorney who is dedicated to providing excellent representation to her clients. She has served with distinction on numerous family law committees. Peggy is also highly regarded as a mediator and collaborative lawyer.


    Margaret Bennett Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Peggy M. Raddatz

512 West Burlington, Suite 1
La Grange (a suburb of Chicago), IL, 60525-2225


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198808/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2016
Top Attorney Award - Rated Superior - Highest Rating PossibleAVVO2016
Nation’s Top One PercentNation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.2016
Featured AttorneyAVVO2016
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2016
Top Attorney Award - Rated Superior - Highest Rating PossibleAVVO2015
Featured AttorneyAVVO2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2015
Nation’s Top One PercentNation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
Top Attorney Award - Rated Superior - Highest Rating PossibleAVVO2014
Featured AttorneyAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Featured AttorneyAVVO2013
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2013
Top Attorney Award - Rated Superior - Highest Rating PossibleAVVO2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
Top Attorney Award - Rated SUPERIOR - Highest Rating PossibleAVVO2012
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2012
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
The John Marshall Law SchoolDistinguished Service Alumni Award1999
Outstanding Leadership AwardIllinois Bar Foundation1995
Community Service AwardIllinois State Bar Association1995
Outstanding Author AwardDuPage County Bar Association1995
Outstanding Leadership AwardIllinois State Bar Association1994
Certified Mediator for Family LawState of Illinois1993
DuPage Asociation of Woman LawyersOutstanding Leadership Award1992
Outstanding Service to the HomelessLegal Assistance Foundation of Chicago1991
Outstanding Negotiation AwardJohn Marshall Law School1987
Outstanding Client Counseling AwardJohn Marshall Law School1987
Outstanding Scholar AwardRoosevelt University1976
Client's Choice AwardAVVON/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Peggy M. Raddatz1988 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNorth Central College1988 - 1994
7-11 AttorneyDupage County State's Attorney1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1995 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association Bar FoundationChair of The Fellows1998 - 1999
DuPage Association of Women LawyersPresident1992 - 1993
Illinois State Bar AssociationChair, Women and the Law1992 - 1993
Dupage Association of Women LawyersPresident-Elect1991 - 1992
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section CouncilAppointed Member1988 - 1998
Illinois State Bar Association, AssemblyElected by Other Attorneys1988 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Congressional House Energy and Commerce CommitteeResulted in changes to the laws regarding denial of health insurance benefits in favor of patients.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dupage County Bar Briefs"Lawyer Advertising Via Targeted Direct Mailings1996
Illinois State Bar Association Newsletter"Update on Targeted Direct Mailings"1996
Dupage County Bar Briefs"What You Should Know Before Hanging Out Your Shingle"1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Roosevelt UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Testified twice in United States Congress on behalf of Healthcare ReformHealthcare Reform2009
Minority and Women in the Law ConferenceFamily Law Topics1996
West Suburban Bar Yearly SeminarFamily Law1995
Oasis Yearly Seminar for WomenFamily Law Topics1995
Lyons Township High SchoolMatrimonial/Divorce Law for High Schoolers1992
DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Litigation SeminarFamily Law1992
YWCA DuPageFamily Law1990
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionNumereous Speaking Engagements in Family Law1988
Adjunct Professor at North Central CollegeBusiness Law Courses1988