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Gloria V. Rodriguez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Waukegan, IL

The Gloria Law Group
9 N County Lane, Suite 102
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847-672-8888
Fax: 312-277-3384
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2011
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, Immigration: Consumer, Schools & Education
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Gloria V. Rodriguez, formally known as Gloria V. Schmidt, is the managing attorney of The Gloria Law Group in Waukegan, Illinois. A top-rated and award-winning lawyer with more than eight years of legal experience, Mrs. Rodriguez provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the greater Chicago metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Family law and divorce

· Criminal defense

· General litigation

· Education law

· Immigration law

Over the course of her legal practice, Mrs. Rodriguez has gained a reputation as a tireless advocate who aggressively pursues the favorable outcomes her clients expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She has handled a number of highly contentious custody issues for her clients going through a divorce while also obtaining acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for her clients facing accusations of serious criminal offenses, including DUI, drug crimes, violent crimes and more.

Recognized for her outstanding professionalism and service, Mrs. Rodriguez has received the Excellence in Service Award from the Latino American Who's Who along with many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers. She has also received excellent client ratings on Avvo as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

Mrs. Rodriguez's excellence in the field of law began while she was pursuing her legal degree at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she received certificates of appreciation for her contributions to the Access to Justice Clinic, the Cooley 501(c)(3) Status Project and the Kent County Legal Assistance Center. She also received the "Atticus Fitch" peer review Award from the Cooley Law School Professional Responsibility Class and the Commandant's Wreath of Military Excellence from the U.S. Air Force Academy as well as the Coca-Cola Award for Community Service.

Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2010 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Mrs. Rodriguez received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2006. She is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association, where she has served on the standing committee on Laws Related to Public Education.

Additional Office Location:

The Gloria Law Group

211 W Wacker Drive, 5th Floor

Chicago, IL 60085

Practice Areas
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Family Law
  • 10%Immigration: Consumer
  • 10%Schools & Education
Focus Areas

Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Education, Schools


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Gloria V. Rodriguez

First Admitted: 2011, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Illinois Federal Trial Bar, Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Attorney Member, 2011 - Present
  • Illinois, 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Laws Related to Public Education, Attorney Member, 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Attorney Member, 2011 - Present

Educational Background

  • Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida, Psychology, 2003-2004
  • Hialeah Senior High School, top 10% of the class. Hialeah, Florida, 2001
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, BA - Bachelor of Arts, 2006 Studied Sociology & Dance, 2007


  • Commandant's Wreath of Military Excellence, United State Air Force Academy, 2002
  • Coca-Cola Award for Community Service, U.S. Presidential Award, 2001
  • "Atticus Fitch" Award (peer selected), Cooley Law School Professional Responsibility Class, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Cooley 501(c)(3) Status Project, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation, The Kent County Legal Assistance Center, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Cooley 501(c)(3) Status Project, 2010
  • Excellence in Service - Attorney Section, Latino American Who's Who's, 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Access to Justice Clinic, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Conference at Lutheran Hospital, Illinois Power of Attorney Acts - changes in the law, 2010
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Office Location for Gloria V. Rodriguez

9 N County Lane
Suite 102
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 847-672-8888

Fax: 312-277-3384

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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