Anita M. Ventrelli

Anita M. Ventrelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | 200 North LaSalle Street, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-609-5509
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A Senior partner in SDF, Anita finds smart solutions to complex family law matters by developing proactive strategies tailored to each client’s needs.  Anita utilizes her analytical skills to master finances for an optimum position in trial or settlement for high-net-worth clients.  Anita’s peers respect her courtroom results and recommended her for inclusion in Naifeh and Smith's Best Lawyers in America, the Leading Lawyers Network and Illinois Super Lawyers.  Anita was named one of the top 10 women lawers in Illinois divorce by Leading Lawyers Network.  The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin named Anita to Forty Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch.  She is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section.  She represents the Family Law Section in the ABA House of Delegates, and is on the Board of the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute where she is lead faculty member. She has served on the governing council, the Publications Board, the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Long-Range Planning Committee, and formerly chaired the Domestic Violence/Family Abuse Committee and Ethics Committees.  Ms. Ventrelli is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was a member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Chapter. Ms Ventrelli was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Illinois State Bar Association in 2001, where she served on the Family Law Section Council, chaired the Minority and Women Participation Committee, was a member of the Special Committee on Women and the Law, and served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee. Ms. Ventrelli has lectured on family law topics for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and community groups. She is a co-author of the Trial Practice Considerations Chapter of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Illinois Family Law Series and has published articles for the American Bar Association Family Advocate magazine and other periodicals.  For her complete biographical sketch and honors and recognition see the firm's website.

Certificates and Credentials

About Anita Ventrelli

Admitted: 1990, Illinois

Professional Webpage: www.sdflaw.com/attorneys/aventrelli/

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Neifeh and Smith (2011-2017); Illinois Super Lawyer (2005-2016); Leading America Attorneys (2004 – 2012); Leading Lawyers Network (2011-2016); Top 10 Women Divorce Attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Women’s Edition (2010, 2012, 2015); Top 10 Women Consumer Attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Women's Edition (2015); Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Consumer Edition, Biography (December 2009); Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Women’s Edition, Biography (July 2009); Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois by Illinois Super Lawyers by Law and Politics and Chicago Magazine (2009); Top 50 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network Magazine (August 2008); Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois in Illinois Super Lawyers by Law and Politics and Chicago Magazine (2007-2008); Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network Magazine (2007); Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois Super Lawyers by Law and Politics and Chicago Magazine (2006); 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2003); Special Recognition Award, American Bar Association (2002-2003); Family Law Section Chair’s Service Award, American Bar Association (2003); Outstanding Young Lawyer of Year, Illinois State Bar Association (2001); Young Lawyer of the Year Award, Illinois State Bar Association (2001); Distinguished Service Award, Illinois State Bar Association (1995-1996); Family Law Section Distinguished Service Award, Illinois State Bar Association (1995-1996); Certificates of Appreciation for Service Family Law Section, American Bar Association (1992-1995); Who's Who in American Law, Biography (1994-1995);

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • DePaul Law Review; American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; Chicago (Current Law Subcommittee) (1990-1994); Chicago (Matrimonial Law Committee) (1990-1994); Illinois State (Committee on Minority and Women Participation) (1993-1999); Illinois State (Family Law Section Council) (1994-1999); Illinois State (Judicial Evaluation Committee) (1998); Illinois State (Ad Hoc Committee on Discovery) (1994-1995); Illinois State (Ad Hoc Committee on Women and the Law) (1995-1998); American (YLD Liaison to Governing Council) (1996-199); American (Chair, Ethical Practices and Procedures Committee of Family Law Section) (1993-1996); American (Chair, Policy and Issues Committee of Family Law Section) (1995-1996); American (Co-Chair, Marital Property Committee) (2001); American (Vice Chair, Marital Property Committee) (2000-2001); American (Member, CLE Committee) (2001); American (Member, Long-Term Planning Committee) 2001-Chair 2003-04; American (Member, Publications Board) (2003); American Family Law Sectioin Chair 2008-09; American Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute Board (2007 to present) and Faculty (2001 to present); American Section Delegate for Section of Family Law 2012 to present).

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Anita takes pro bono cases for individuals she meets whose situationsimpress her as cases that may not qualify for traditional pro bono programs but where there is a dearth of resouces and where a private attorney advocate can make a difference in the outcome. 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Articles and contributions to publications in the area of family law, ethics, trial practice, domestic violence and attorneys' fees, including: Do Real Men Get Alimony, Family Advocate, Vol. 19, No. 2; Cutting Costs Doesn't Mean Cutting Corners: How to Minimize Malpractice Risks, Family Advocate, Vol. 17, No. 2.

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University, J.D. (1989); University of Michigan, A.B. (1986); Mother MacAuley Liberal Arts Hight School (1982)

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association Of Illinois. Illinois State Bar Association
  • Office Location for Anita M. Ventrelli

    200 North LaSalle Street
    30th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

     

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    Last Updated: 9/20/2017

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