Annemarie E. Kill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Avery | Kill, LLC
 | 218 North Jefferson Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-648-9707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Attorney Profile

A founding member of Avery | Kill, LLC, Annemarie E. Kill focuses her practice largely on family law matters. She assists clients in the Chicago metropolitan area who are facing the end of their marriages and who are dealing with issues such as complex property division, child custody and visitation rights, alimony and child support. To that end, Ms. Kill has extensive experience in the preparation of qualified domestic relations orders that are required for the division of most private retirement plans as well as with qualified Illinois domestic relations orders when dealing with Illinois state or municipal plans.

Outside of the matrimonial area, Ms. Kill's family law experience includes the preparation of prenuptial agreements, paternity disputes, adoptions and grandparents' rights. She also has an employment law practice, providing representation to employees in cases involving workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, Family and Medical Leave Act disputes, and wage and hour violations. Ms. Kill's overall track record and superb ethics have led to her receipt of numerous honors and accolades from her colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and she has received the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award that is presented annually by the Illinois State Bar Association.

Ms. Kill received her legal education at DePaul University College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1995. She founded her current firm in 2000. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Ms. Kill is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, which is that organization's policy making body.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2018

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About Annemarie Kill

Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.averykill.com/attorney-profiles/bio-kill/

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America in U.S. News and World Report
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Chicago Magazine
  • Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Mortar Board Honor Society
  • Illinois General Assembly Scholarship
  • 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
  • Member of Mensa

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • American Society for Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Affiliate Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • "Haiti:  Past, Present and Future Prospects" forum planning committee
  • Member, DePaul University President's Club
  • Affiliate Member, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • ISBA, Diversity Pipeline Committee
  • Chair, ISBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute
  • Fellow, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2008-2011
  • Member, Federal Trial Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Past Chair Illinois State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference Committee (member, 2009 to present)
  • Elected to Illinois State Bar Association Assembly (2016-2019; 2008-2014, Budget and Finance Committee 2010-2011)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee (2009-present); Secretary (2017-2018); Chair of Programming Focus Group (2011-2015)
  • Illinois Law and Leadership Institute planning committee (2012-2013)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Section Council (former member)
  • "Lawyers United to Help Haiti Rebuild" planning committee
  • ISBA “Celebrating Women in the Profession Luncheon” (co-chair of planning committee) (2010)
  • 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)
  • DePaul University College of Law Family Law Institute, Board Member (2009-present)
  • 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)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • GRAND Families Program of Chicago (2003-2006, President, 2005-2006)
  • Member of Planning Committee, Lawyers United to Help Haiti Rebuild: A Call to Action
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Silver Fellow
  • Commissioner-- Oak Park (IL) Commission on Community Relations
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, volunteer
  • Girl Scout leader (2012-present)
  • 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
  • Moderator, “Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute” Illinois State Bar Association CLE, Illinois, May, 2015-2017
  • Moderator, “Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute” Illinois State Bar Association CLE, Chicago, Illinois, May, 2015
  • Co-Coordinator, “Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children” full day CLE, October, 2014 (internationally recognized as the 2015 winner of the Association for Continuing Legal Education Association’s (ACLEA) Outstanding Achievement Award for public interest CLE)
  • Guest Lecturer, DePaul University College of Law, Issues in Family Law, QDROs, Spring, 2005 and Spring, 2006
  • “All You Need Is Love. . . And the Right Legislation: The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act (House Bill 1826),” ISBA Diversity Matters Newsletter, Summer, 2008
  • 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

Educational Background:

  • Illinois State University, cum laude, 1992

Industry Groups

  • QDROs
  • QILDROs

Comments

  • “I have observed Annemarie in court. She is always well-prepared. Her advocacy skills are truly excellent. I would refer a close friend or relative to her without hesitation.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Annemarie E. Kill

218 North Jefferson Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: 312-648-9707

 

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Last Updated: 6/6/2018

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