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Tanya Witt earned her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1994. She represents men and women in divorce and accepts cases in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, and Kane. In addition to divorce, Ms. Witt handles child custody matters, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. A double Ivy League graduate, Ms. Witt attained her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Ms. Witt is a member of the Illinois State Bar and its Family Law Section. Prior to founding her own practice, Tanya Witt practiced law in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie, one of the world's largest international law firms. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Witt wrote a popular column in Chicago Lawyer Magazine that discussed cutting-edge issues in the business of boutique law firm practices.

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  1. Divorce: 100%
    11 years

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  • Rachel Renae Craig

    Attorney Witt 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.

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    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.

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Contact info

The Witt Law Firm, P.C.

321 North Clark Street
Suite 500
Chicago, IL, 60654

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199705/17/2016
NCActive199407/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appointed to Judicial Evaluation CommitteeIllinois State Bar Association2016
Appointed to Continuing Legal Education CommitteeIllinois State Bar Association2016
magna cum laude (graduated with high honors)The University of Pennsylvania1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, FounderThe Witt Law Firm1998 - Present
AttorneyBaker & McKenzie - International Law Firm1997 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Harvard Law School Alumni AssociationSecretary, Board Member1994 - Present
Women's Bar Association of IllinoisMember2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successful Divorce from a 25-Year MarriageSettlement Agreement
Successful, Efficient International DivorceSuccessful, efficient divorce
Contested Child Custody and Divorce Case - SuccessSuccessful and civil. Achieved the client's goals.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Chicago Daily Law BulletinFive Attributes of Great Lawyers2013
Chicago Lawyer MagazineNew Year’s Resolutions2012
Today’s Chicago Woman (TCW)Gestational Surrogacy: Path to Parenthood2011
Chicago Daily Law BulletinThe Pursuit of Fairness and Justice Demonstrating Compassion When Representing Individuals2011
Chicago Lawyer MagazineThe Best Advice I Ever Received2011
Chicago Lawyer MagazineDog Owner’s Guide to Practicing Law2011
Chicago Lawyer MagazineGetting the Most Out of Your Day2011
Chicago Lawyer MagazinePassion is a Beautiful Thing2011
Chicago Lawyer MagazineManaging Client Expectations2011
Chicago Lawyer MagazineBig Gifts Come in Small Practices2010
Chicago Lawyer MagazineOffice Hunters: Finding the Best Space2010
Chicago Lawyer MagazineEnjoying the Independence2010
Chicago Lawyer MagazineFocusing on Results, Not Hours2010
Chicago Lawyer MagazineCollaborative Databases2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education for attorneysManaging Client Expectations2011