Amanda M. Oliver

Top rated family law attorney in Elmhurst, Illinois

Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC
Amanda M. Oliver
Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2007

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2017

Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC

110 E. Schiller Street
Suite 320
Elmhurst, IL 60126 Visit website

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Amanda is known for her thoughtful approach to each case; capturing the heart of the issue and laying it out in a way that is both relatable and persuasive.  Her competitive spirit and genuine concern for each client drive her approach.  While known as an aggressive advocate in court, Amanda prides herself in her ability to forecast and settle even the most contentious of cases.  "Finding the sweet spot to settle the case can sometimes feel like standing in the eye of the storm," says Amanda, "but that's what the great attorneys do."         

Throughout the course of her more than 15 years practicing law, Amanda has earned high marks from her clients and peers alike. In 2020, Amanda was honored with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's prestigious 40 Under Forty Award.  In addition to her Super Lawyer awards (awarded the Super Lawyer title as recently as 2022), Amanda has historically received the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and Chicago Magazine even voted her as one of the area's Top Women Attorneys. She has also received recognition as a Top 40 under 40 attorney from The National Advocates.

Don't let Ms. Oliver's aggressive litigation style prevent you from recognizing her as the thoughtful and skilled mediator that she is.  In an atmosphere of law that is shifting to a more mediation-focused approach to resolution, Ms. Oliver is ahead of the game. She has an ability to navigate fair and lasting settlements that save time, money and family relationships in even the most acrimonious cases. 

A leader in her field, Amanda has argued before the Illinois Appellate Court, published articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of family law topics. Fully committed to her practice, she maintains active memberships with the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association. She also serves on the National Basketball Retired Players Association's Advisory Board, is a volunteer coach for AYSO U7 boys soccer, teaches preschool/kindergarten Sunday School and is the director of Vacation Bible School at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  

 

Other Locations to Serve You:

 

Chicago

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4500

Chicago, IL 60601

 

Park Ridge

776 Busse Highway

Park Ridge, IL 60068

 

 

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2007, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.wkofamilylaw.com/amanda-oliver

Newsletters:
  • "Advice to Young Attorneys: How to Grow Your Career," ISBA, Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, 2016, Advice to Young Attorneys: How to Grow Your Career, Illinois State Bar Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Partners in the Education and Advancement of Kids (PEAK) mentor., 2014
  • American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) U7 boys head coach. , 2021
  • Vacation Bible School Director- Immanuel Lutheran Church., 2021
  • Early education Sunday School Teacher with Immanuel Lutheran Church., 2021
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Spoke at CLE event for Chicago Chapter of Appraisal Institute- topic was the interplay between family law and appraisers in domestic relations matters. , Speaker/Lecturer, Chicago Chapter of Appraisal Institute- October Luncheon, 2018
Honors/Awards:
  • , Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2021
  • Awarded the 40 Under Forty award from Chicago Daily Law Bulletin., 40 Under Forty, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, "Super Lawyer," 2017 & 2019, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019
  • 9.9 AVVO rating, 2018, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2012-2013, 2017, 2019, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016, 2016
  • AVVO Client Choice Award, 2015
  • National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 Award, 2015, 40 Under 40, National Advocates, 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys, Chicago Magazine, 2013, Top Women Attorneys, Chicago Magazine, 2013
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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Orally argued case before the Illinois Appellate Court. , 2021
  • 40 Under Forty Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Award, 2020
  • NBA Retired Players Association, Chicago Chapter- Advisory Board, 2015
  • AVVO Client Choice Award, 2015, 2015
  • John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law (JCIL), 2004
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2007, 2021
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2021
  • Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, 2021
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Divorce Mediation Training Certification. , 2022
Educational Background:
  • Certified in Divorce Meditation Training., 2022
  • University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School, 2016
  • Millikin University, B.A, Political Science/Pre-Law, 2003, 2003

Office location for Amanda M. Oliver

110 E. Schiller Street
Suite 320
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Phone: 312-605-4041

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2017

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