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Anita M. Ventrelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
321 N. Clark St, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-609-5509
Fax: 312-641-6361
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Recognizing that, regardless of whether you are a stay at home parent, a business-person or a professional, experiencing any legal process in your personal life is unnerving. Anita Ventrelli focuses her practice on getting to know each client as an individual and tailoring communications and the case strategy to his or her needs and goals which can sometimes be moving targets. 

Anita, a partner in the firm, represents professionals, athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, and those who value their wealth, lifestyle, and well-being. Although she is an experienced litigator, she is equally comfortable devising smart settlement solutions for her clients. She utilizes her analytical skills to master both facts and finances for an optimum position for her clients at trial or settlement.

Anita prides herself on giving each client an honest assessment of how the process will work for him or her. She educates clients on their available options and the consequences of those options. As a result, her clients are confident in the plan of action they choose to pursue their goals. Knowing that their lawyer is planning for their interests, investigating all options, and keeping their cases focused, helps Anita’s clients reduce their stress and stay strong throughout the process.

Anita’s peers respect her courtroom results and have recommended her for inclusion amongst a group of elite family law practitioners. Since 1997, she has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2003, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin named her one of  “40 Attorneys Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch.” Since 2005, she has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer. Anita has also been included in the Leading Lawyers Network and the Best Lawyers in America. Anita is also On the Board and Faculty of the American Bar Association/National Institute of Trial Advocacy Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.

Certificates and Credentials

About Anita M. Ventrelli

First Admitted: 1990, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.sdflaw.com/team/detail/anita-ventrelli/bio

Honors/Awards

  • Corporate Counsel's 2018 National Women in Law honoree Chair's Cup for extraordinary service to the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association (2018) Listed in Crain's Chicago's Notable Women Lawyers 2018 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Neifeh and Smith (2011-2019) Illinois Super Lawyer (2005-2018) Leading America Attorneys (2004 – 2012) Leading Lawyers Network (2011-2017) Top 100 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network Magazine (2016) Top 10 Women Divorce Attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network  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, 2017) 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)  

Educational Background

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

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. 

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).

Scholarly Lectures/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.

Industry Groups

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

321 N. Clark St
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60654

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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