Elisabeth A. Ritter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Ritter Law Offices
 | 161 N. Clark St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-772-2547
Fax: 312-277-4516
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Ritter Law Offices, Elisabeth A. Ritter delivers compassionate and efficient legal support to people facing family law matters in Chicago and throughout Cook County. For more than two decades, she has assisted clients in Illinois and Missouri, and she is admitted to practice before the St. Louis County Circuit Court and in Illinois circuit courts across the state, as well as the Illinois Supreme Court. Ms. Ritter also advocates for clients before the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Districts of the Illinois Appellate Court.

From adoption to child support, Ms. Ritter handles a wide range of legal issues that parents may encounter. She approaches cases on an individual basis and provides personalized attention to each client. Her services include establishing paternity and fathers’ rights, developing plans that assign parenting time and responsibilities, seeking modifications of existing court orders, and dealing with child support issues. She also assists with estate planning, helping parents establish guardianship for their minor children, determining their heirs, and creating wills and trusts.

Ms. Ritter also answers questions regarding divorce, seeking fair property division agreements, settlements and maintenance. She initiates investigations of assets when necessary to ensure that none are hidden during the process. When the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is wrongfully called upon to investigate a parent, Ms. Ritter is there to defend him or her against false allegations. In cases of abuse, she assists clients who need protective orders to prevent further emotional or physical harm.

Before earning her Juris Doctor from Washington University, Ms. Ritter graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She shares her education and experience with other professionals in the field by speaking on family law subjects for the Illinois State Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

General Litigation (20%): Restraining Order

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Restraining Order

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

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About Elisabeth Ritter

Admitted: 1994, Illinois

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • United States Supreme Court, 2009
  • Missouri Supreme Court, 1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Lecturer for ISBA, Law Ed -- Basic Skills for New Attorneys:  Family Law Litigation, 2009

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, BA, 1991
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Office Location for Elisabeth A. Ritter

161 N. Clark St.
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-772-2547

Fax: 312-277-4516

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Last Updated: 9/10/2018

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