Annemarie E. Kill

Annemarie E. Kill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Avery Camerlingo Kill, LLC
 | 218 North Jefferson Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-648-9707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Attorney Profile

Annemarie E. Kill is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Avery Camerlingo Kill, LLC, where she concentrates her practice in family law and employment law.  She has represented a wide-range of clients from very high net worth individuals to those with more modest assets.  Ms. Kill provides legal representation of unparalleled quality while remaining deeply committed to using each client's resources wisely, whether they by extensive or more limited.  She is skilled at determining the best way to obtain success for her clients and critically analyzes each case in order to tailor her services and effectively achieve each client’s unique goals.  She has significant experience involving employee benefits, stock options, stock grants, and retirement plans, and their division upon a divorce.

Ms. Kill's talent, as well as her unique approach, have led to her being consistently recognized as a top lawyer in her field. Ms. Kill, a member of Mensa, has been repeatedly selected as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois by Illinois Super Lawyers.  She has also been repeatedly named an Illinois Leading Lawyer and one of the Top 100 Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois. She has also recently been named one of the Best Lawyers in America.   Ms. Kill has given numerous lectures regarding the practice of family law, specifically the division of retirement benefits incident to divorce.  She is very active in the Illinois State Bar Association where she was elected to the Assembly and has held numerous leadership positions.   She provides pro bono services through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, the Center for Disability and Elder Law and the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic.   Ms. Kill is a board member of the DePaul College of Law Family Law Center, and a member of the Women’s Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.  She is a former fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, and a past president of the Grandfamilies Program of Chicago.

Ms. Kill has practiced at all levels of the state and federal courts, including successfully litigating a case at the U.S. Supreme Court.  She is a member of the federal trial bar and is licensed to practice in Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.   

About Annemarie Kill

Admitted: 1995, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient of Illinois State Bar Association Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award
  • Recipient of Illinois State Bar Association's Diversity Leadership Award
  • Top 100 Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois
  • Selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America in U.S. News and World Report
  • Member of Mensa

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Fellow, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (2008-2011)
  • American Society for Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Affiliate Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois Law and Leadership Institute planning committee (2012-2013)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee (2009-present) Chair of Programming Focus Group (2011-present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Section Council (former member)
  • "Haiti:  Past, Present and Furture Prospects" forum planning committee
  • "Lawyers United to Help Haiti Rebuild" planning committee
  • ISBA “Celebrating Women in the Profession Luncheon” (co-chair of planning committee) (2010)
  • DePaul University President's Club
  • ISBA Special Committee on Impact of Law School Debt on Delivery of Legal Services (2012-2013)
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2009-2012)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Diversity Leadership Council (Vice-Chair 2009-2010, Chair 2010-2011, Diversity Fellows Coordinator 2011-2012)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference Committee (2009 to present, 2013 Vice-Chair)
  • DePaul University College of Law Family Law Institute, Board Member (2009-present)
  • Elected to Illinois State Bar Association Assembly (2008-present, Budget and Finance Committee 2010-2011)
  • CBA/WBAI Joint Task Force on Issues Affecting Women as they Age (2003-2006)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Women and the Law Committee (Secretary 2007-2008; Vice-Chair 2008-2009, Chair 2009-2010)
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Silver Fellow
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Commissioner-- Oak Park (IL) Commission on Community Relations
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, volunteer
  • Girl Scout leader (2012-present)
  • GRANDFamilies Program of Chicago (2003-2006, President, 2005-2006)
  • Cabrini Green Legal Clinic, volunteer
  • Center for Disability and Elder Law, volunteer

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, "The United States as Third World Country" (analyzing and comparing maternity leave policies in the U.S. and internationally), ISBA Women And The Law Newsletter "The Catalyst", 2007
  • Coordinator, “Legal Implications of Effective Representation of Unmarried Couples” I, Illinois State Bar Association, 2007
  • Moderator, “Girls in the Criminal Justice System—Justice Delivered or Denied?” , Illinois State Bar Association , 2007
  • Presenter, “Qualified Medical Child Support Orders” , Northwest Suburban Bar Association , 2007
  • Coordinator, “The Secret World of Human Trafficking”, Illinois State Bar Association CLE, 2007
  • Coordinator, “Hot Topics in Domestic Violence” , Illinois State Bar Association, 2006
  • Presenter, “Cracking the Pension Code”, Illinois Legal Aid Advocates Conference, 2005
  • Author, “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren—What They Should Know” , ISBA Women And The Law Newsletter "Catalyst", 2005
  • Presenter, “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Related Issues” , Illinois Paralegal Association Education Seminar, 2005
  • Interviewed, “QDRO Pitfalls and Pointers, What Divorce Lawyers Should Know” , Illinois Bar Journal, 2005
  • Author, selected chapters, QDRO Creation in Illinois, National Business Institute, 2004
  • Presenter, “QDRO Creation in Illinois” , National Business Institute, 2004
  • Author, “Answering the Call of Our Changing Society: The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act” , ISBA Women And The Law Newsletter “The Catalyst,” Fall, 2007
  • Guest lecturer, DePaul University College of Law, Advanced Issues In Family Law Seminar, Issues In Family Law Class

Industry Groups

  • QDROs
  • Office Location for Annemarie E. Kill

    218 North Jefferson Street
    Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60661


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