Angel M. Traub

Top rated Family Law attorney in Lombard, Illinois

A. Traub & Associates
Angel M. Traub
A. Traub & Associates

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2001

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

A. Traub & Associates

200 West 22nd St
Suite 210
Lombard, IL 60148 Visit website


As the founder of A. Traub & Associates, Angel M. Traub handles civil and criminal law cases. She represents people throughout Chicago and across Illinois in family law, estate planning and criminal cases.

Ms. Traub is a certified arbitrator for DuPage County. She is also trained and certified in collaborative divorce and mediation. A qualified guardian ad litem, Ms. Traub is a steadfast advocate for children. She adeptly guides families through complex situations that include custody disputes, child visitation, adoptions and guardianships.

When it comes to estate planning, Ms. Traub advocates for clients in probate, contested wills and estate administration. Her practice areas also include residential real estate, juvenile defense and defending people against drunk driving charges.

In 1998, Ms. Traub graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communications summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University. She then attended the University of Illinois John Marshall Law School, Chicago, earning a Juris Doctor cum laude in 2001. Ms. Traub was a member of the school's law review and participated in the National Mock Trial Competition.

Today, Ms. Traub holds an Avvo "Superb" rating for her commitment to clients and ability to get results. She has also been named in the American Society of Legal Advocates' Top 100 and has been named in Lawyers of Distinction.

Outside her practice, Ms. Traub holds or has held leadership positions with various legal organizations such as the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA). She is currently the President Elect of the DCBA.  She has also presented at a number of continuing legal education seminars.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Consumer

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Father's Rights, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Juvenile Law, Living Wills, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Wills

  • 70% Family Law
  • 20% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Real Estate: Consumer

First Admitted: 2001, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • Foundation Board Member, College of DuPage
Educational Background:
  • Northern Illinois University with her BA, summa cum laude, University Honors, Presidential Academic Awardee with a major in Corporate Communication and minor in Spanish, 1998
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, The Wall is Down, Now We Build More: The Exclusionary Effects of Gated Communities Demand Stricter Burdens Under the FHA, The John Marshall Law Review,, Scholarly article titled The Wall is Down, Now We Build More: The Exclusionary Effects of Gated Communities Demand Stricter Burdens Under the FHA, written and published as a second year law student
  • Presented at CBA Mediators Training, Presenter, CBA Mediation, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Family Law Attorneys, 2021
  • Presented on ODR , Presenter, DCBA Family Law Mediation Training, 2021
  • Presented for Basic Lawyering Skills for new lawyers on Divorce law., Presenter, DuPage County Bar Association, 2010
  • Presented skills and training for Adoption/Guardianship GAL certification class for DuPage County, Presenter, DuPage County Bar Association, 2012
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • The John Marshall Law School Law Review Alumni Award-for one of the most searched/cited law review articles, 2019
  • Advanced training in Civil Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Advanced training in Masters Class Negotiation, 2010
  • Advanced training beyond certification in civil and domestic relations mediation, 2013
  • The John Marshall Law School Alumni Mentor Program, served as a student mentor, 2010
  • Rated 10 out of 10, AVVO
  • Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Participant, National Mock Trial Competition, The John Marshall Law School, 2001
  • Member, The John Marshall Law Review, 1999 to 2001
  • The John Marshall Law School Law Review Alumni Award, Awarded most searched/cited Article for Fall 2001 Publication, 2019
  • Outstanding Communication Major Award, At Northern Illinois University, received the Outstanding Communication Major Award, 1998
  • Eight Women to Watch List, Was chosen as one of "Eight Women to Watch" in DuPage County, published in DCBA Brief,, July 2008
  • Clients Choice, Avvo, 2016 - 2017
  • Peer Reviewed, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016 - 2017
  • Regional trial advocacy mock trial winner of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) Trial Advocacy Competition, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2000
  • Recipient, DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Service Award on three separate occasions, 2009 - 2012, both individually, and the Law Firm Award 2011
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Lead Counsel, 2017
  • The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, John Marshall Distinguished Scholar, member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society, 2001
  • Outstanding Woman Student Award, At Northern Illinois University, received the Outstanding Woman Student Award, 1998
  • Recipient, DCBA Board of Director’s Award 2009/2010 and 2011/2012 for outstanding service to the DuPage County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors Award, DuPage County Bar Association, 2009
  • Top 100 Lawyer, The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. A team of lawyers spent six months researching tens of thousands of lawyers across the country and manually selecting less than 1.5% of all lawyers based on an array of criteria. ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • The John Marshall Law School Alumni Committee
  • Parenting Coordinator, certified, 2020
  • ISBA Foundation, Fellow
  • College of DuPage (COD) Foundation Board Member 2016 to present.  Serves on the alumni, grant and scholarship committees
  • Law Day Participant
  • DuPage Legal Aid Firm Pro Bono Service Award, 2009
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Litigation and Family Law Mediator
  • Certified in Collaborative Divorce Law
  • Certified Mediator
  • DuPage County Arbitrator-certified, 2018
  • Certified for the Cook County Financial Mediator's List, 2016
  • Certified in Collaborative Family Law, 2012
  • Certified as a Court-Approved Guardian ad litem for children in custody proceedings, adoption, and for disabled adults and children in guardianship proceedings, 2009
  • Certified Court-Approved Mediator for DuPage, Kane, Will and Cook County, 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2001
  • Chair, Real Estate Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois, 2001
  • DCBA President Elect, 2021
  • DCBA Judiciary Committee, 2012
  • AACFL (American Academy of Financial Litigators) Founding Member Illinois Chapter, 2019
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, 2019
  • DCBA Family Law Committee Chair, 2016
  • Served as Court Facilitator, Cook County, Third District, 2012 to present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly Member, 2019
  • Member, American Inns of Court, DuPage County Chapter, member 2007 to 2014 American Inns of Court, DuPage County Chapter, Team Leader 2008-2010
  • Justinian's, DuPage Chapter, member, 2006 to present
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, member, President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, 2007-2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association, member 2001 to present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, member, 2011 to present, Suburban Bar Coalition Judiciary Committee, 2012 - 2014
  • Served as a Night Court Moderator, DuPage County Family Court, since inception of program to present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, member, 2001 to present DuPage County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2007 to 2012 Member, Judiciary Committee (2009-2011), Family Law Committee Chair (2013/2014), Judge's Night Chair (2009 to 2014), Membership Committee Chair (2007), DCBA, 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association Fellow, 2010 to present
  •, 2012

Office location for Angel M. Traub

200 West 22nd St
Suite 210
Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-394-1678


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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