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Tanya Witt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   32 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 26 years
    North Carolina - NC 29 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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Tanya Witt earned her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1994. Ms. Witt represents men and women in divorce and accepts cases in the counties of Cook, Kane, DuPage, and Lake. In addition to divorce, Ms. Witt handles child custody matters, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. She is a Certified Mediator and trained in Collaborative Practice.  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.


The Witt Law Firm, P.C.
Chicago, IL, 60661

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Posted by Neil | April 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Trust worthy attorney
When I was going through my divorce she kept me apprised and focused on the tasks I needed to complete to make the proper decisions concerning my case. Every step of the way she focused on what was right and fair legally as opposed to my emotional desires.
Posted by E | February 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I felt well represented and Tanya got me what I wanted
There was a lot at stake in my divorce. I am glad I hired Tanya Witt. I would've made costly mistakes without her. Once I hired Tanya, my ex and her lawyer immediately stopped trying to take advantage and became rational. There was something related to my child that I was trying to get in place for over a year and my ex always refused. Tanya got it done in like 30 minutes. My child was the most important thing to me an Tanya listened. Had I kept representing myself, I would not have my child as much as I do and I would not have gotten a fair settlement. I felt well represented.
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Posted by Jeff | August 13, 2020
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Highly recommend
Tanya did a great job - better than my wife's big firm lawyer. She knew her stuff, promptly replied to all my calls and emails, and prevented me from making some big mistakes. Highly recommend.
Posted by RL | May 27, 2019
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Outstanding, highly recommend
Tanya Witt strongly advocated for me and successfully protected my interests throughout the case. We were against a large firm and I am pleased with the results she got. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jason | September 27, 2015
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Cost-conscious protection
Tanya was cost-conscious and pointed out ways I could keep my legal fees down. She protected my interests without making the case unnecessarily adversarial.
Posted by M. | August 28, 2015
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Very good
I switch to Tanya after my previous attorney was not letting me know what was going on in the case. I discussed this with Tanya prior to hiring her and she said she would keep me well informed, which she has. I get an email within a day or so of any new movement, which i like - I need to at least know what is happening. My divorce is a little complicated in that we have 2 small children and pretty different ideas on how to raise them. Tanya is helping me understand my options and how the law tries to do what is best for the children, and what rights I have, and how to come up with a reasonable position about coparenting. Probably no one really likes getting divorced, but she has been good to have on my side as we sort all of the issues out.
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Posted by Bill | August 19, 2015
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She did a great job
I work out of state now and I hired Tanya to represent me in my divorce from my wife who still lives in Chicago. Tanya was really easy to work with and did a great job representing me. She kept me informed of what was happening along the way, helped me know what to expect regarding the process of getting divorced, and was very responsive to my questions. I recommend her.
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Posted by K. | August 15, 2015
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A Very Happy Client in Kane County
Even though my divorce is in Kane County I wanted a Chicago attorney. I also wanted a female attorney. Tanya got me a much better deal than I would have on my own. She was very strong in court and negotiations, and really looked out for my rights. Highly recommended.
Posted by Vicky | August 15, 2015
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Very Happy
I would recommend this firm for a family law matter. I am a physician and know the value of a focused practice area. I like that family law is all they do, so they know it very well. They represented me in my divorce and really looked out for my interests. The divorce process was stressful, but that was not really their fault - it is just how it works in the courts with the laws, and dividing assets and agreeing to custody arrangements is just not fun. That said, this firm guided me through the process and pointed out a lot of things that I had not thought about, which really made them very valuable to me. I was very pleased with what they did for me and how it worked out.
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Posted by J. | August 14, 2015
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Very thorough and good
I have been very happy with my representation by this firm. The divorce process is more complicated and complex than I expected, and Tanya has educated me. I am glad she takes the time to explain the process and watch out for me so I do not do things that are not in my best interest. My advice: Follow the process and do what she says. I have been married over 15 years and there is a lot to address and resolve in my divorce. I also like that she has an associate that is very helpful and can work on my case at a lower rate. I definitely would recommend this firm.
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Posted by Mark | August 9, 2015
Great Firm
I hired the Witt Law Firm to represent me in my second divorce. I really liked how they kept me very informed of options and how the case was progressing. I also liked how Tanya is heavily involved in every case, but has an associate that can do some of the work, at a lower rate. My wife wanted to really cash out in the divorce. Witt Law helped me hold out for what was more reasonable, and actually a bit better than I ended up in my first divorce. In the long run, fighting for a reasonable settlement will be a very good investment.
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Posted by Dale | June 14, 2015
Great attorney
I used Tanya for my divorce. She was very good - very thorough and kept me informed all along the way. I was married for almost 20 years and had some complicated issues to resolve. I definitely recommend Tanya.
Posted by Robert | May 24, 2015
Good for contested divorce
Tanya represented me in my contested divorce. My ex-wife and I did not agree on much of anything. Tanya did a great job explaining the trade-offs of different strategies. The divorce took a while due to the issues and disagreements with my wife. She guided me well and kept me informed every step of the way. I am glad I hired her firm and that she was my lawyer.
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Posted by Nancy | May 24, 2015
She handled my divorce
My husband had checked out of the marriage a while back. I contacted Tanya to understand what to do and what my options were. She explained that I could do a postnup or consider a divorce. I opted for the divorce. She handled everything and kept me informed throughout the process. She did a very thorough job and I am much happier now. THANK YOU.
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Posted by Mary | May 24, 2015
Guided me through it. Gave me confidence.
After being married for almost 20 years, my husband decided to file for divorce. I was shocked and did not really know what to do. Ms. Witt took the time to listen to me and my worries and gave me the confidence to fight for what I deserved. I am really glad I found her firm and that they represented me through this awful process. They made it more bearable and helped me keep my dignity. Thank you.
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Posted by JS | May 24, 2015
Very thorough and detailed
I own my own business and have high standards. The Witt Law Firm did a great job handling my divorce. They were thorough and very detailed. It was an unfortunate situation, getting divorced. But, I feel like I had great representation and am very pleased.
Posted by Tony | May 15, 2015
Good to work with
Tanya was very good to work with. Nice personality, but tough on the important things. She had to kick me a few times to get me to do my part, but I am glad she did. I recommend her if you are looking for a good divorce attorney around Chicago.
Posted by Andre | May 14, 2015
I hired the Witt Law Firm for a prenup. I learned alot throughout the process. I had some misconceptions about what a prenup was and how it worked. Tanya explained it to me and I feel like I understand it now and how it helps me -although I hope to never need it. I didn't know things like that you can't include child support in a prenup. It was a good experience getting one and I am glad I hired Tanya and her firm for this.
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Posted by Mary | May 12, 2015
Tanya Witt was great.
Every time I talked with her she would explain what was going on and my options. She worked very hard for me and I am very grateful. I definitely recommend Tanya Witt and the Witt Law Firm.
Posted by Rick | May 11, 2015
They did a good job
I hired the Witt Law Firm in a custody and child support case. I was very happy with them. They were prompt and kept me informed. They helped me get what I thought was right. They did a good job in the case. Very happy.
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Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • The Witt Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present


  • Harvard Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successfully Enforced Prenuptial Agreement in High-Stakes Divorce
  • Successful enforcement of prenuptial agreement - no maintenance ("alimony")
  • Successful, High-Net Worth Divorce From A 25-Year Marriage
  • Divorce with client's desired terms


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Council Appointee
  • 2022 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ARDC Committee Appointee
  • 2022 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Judicial Evaluations Committee Appointee
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Harvard Law Society of Illinois
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine’s Top 10
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • American Assoc. of Attorney Advocates
  • 2022
  • Committee Appointment -- ARDC
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2021
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Collaborative Practice Certification
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • 2020
  • Mediator Certification
  • Center for Conflict Resolution
  • 2020
  • Appointed to Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Appointed to Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude (graduated with high honors)
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • 1991
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  • The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Five Attributes of Great Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association Panel Discussion CLE
  • Ethical Practice in the Digital Age
  • 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education for attorneys
  • Managing Client Expectations
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tanya is an outstanding attorney and well-respected litigator. We are involved in many of the same legal associations and she is a class act who always goes above and beyond in anything that she does. I highly recommend this colleague."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I think Tanya is a tremendous Family Law lawyer. She is well respected in Chicago's legal community, She is known for her intelligence (Harvard educated), compassion with clients and civility in the courtroom. I will continue to refer clients to Tanya as I know they are in good hands."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tanya is a good lawyer to work with. She has a high attention to detail and is very thorough in her cases. She is very professional and has high integrity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Efficient and effective co-counsel."
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