Christopher D. Edmonds

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westchester, IL

The Law Offices of Christopher Edmonds, Ltd.
 | 10560 West Cermak Road, Suite A
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-206-8299
Fax: 708-562-9879
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Christopher D. Edmonds is the founder and managing partner of The Law Offices of Christopher D. Edmonds, Ltd., in Westchester, Illinois. A top-rated, award-winning lawyer with more than 39 years of legal experience, Mr. Edmonds focuses his practice primarily on family law. He represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Chicago metro area who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Divorce

·        Child custody and support

·        Spousal maintenance

·        Paternity actions

·        Property division

·        Removal of a minor

·        Orders of protection

Mr. Edmonds also serves as a Guardian ad Litem for Cook and DuPage counties. He has extensive experience assisting in highly contentious child custody situations involving divorce as well as cases involving removing a minor child from the home because of abuse or neglect.

Along with family law, he also provides exceptional defense counsel for those facing charges for DUI and other felony and misdemeanors, and he has extensive experience handling real estate matters. As a former Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, Mr. Edmonds gained invaluable trial experience from his role as a prosecutor, which helps him devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused.

In all cases, Mr. Edmonds delivers the personalized counsel and support his clients need to make the best-informed decisions on the matters that affect their cases. This has earned him a reputation as a devoted legal advocate who always aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for those he serves.

Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and service, Mr. Edmonds holds a Lawyers of Distinction designation, and his law firm received a 10 Best Law Firms designation in 2018. In addition, Mr. Edmonds has also received “Superb” client ratings on Avvo along with numerous positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A graduate of Monmouth College, Mr. Edmonds obtained his Juris Doctor in 1980 from Northern Illinois University College of Law. He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association and the West Suburban Bar Association. He has also written extensively and conducted many continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Real Estate (10%): Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, DUI/DWI

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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Christopher Edmonds

Admitted: 1980, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.edmondslaw.org/attorney/edmonds-christopher/

Honors/Awards:

  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017- Present
  • 10 Best Law Firms 2018 - Present
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorney, 2019
  • Christopher Edmonds was nominated as a Top 10 Attorney Award for State of Illinois by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Attorney Award for State of Illinois, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member of Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member of Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorney, 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorney, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • DuPage County Attorney for the Child, Child’s Representative and Guardian ad Litem. Christopher D. Edmonds is certified by the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of DuPage County as an Attorney for the Child, Child’s Representative and Guardian ad Litem. Mr. Edmonds has been appointed by the Court on numerous contentious matters involving the minor child/children., 2015
  • Guardian ad Litem Since 2000, Cook County and DuPage County
  • 1986 - 1994 Village Prosecutor of Westchester, Illinois, County of Cook, 1994
  • 1995 - 2010 Village Attorney of Westchester, Illinois, County of Cook, 2010
  • Real Estate Licensed Broker  , 1986
  • 1997 - 2012 Village Trustee of Westchester, Illinois, County of Cook, 2012
  • Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, 1981
  • United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain, 2000 to present, 2000
  • Licensed to Practice at the Federal Bar for the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 1981
  • Cook County Attorney for the Child, Child’s Representative and Guardian ad Litem.   Christopher D. Edmonds is certified by the Circuit Court of Cook County as an Attorney for the Child, Child’s Representative and Guardian ad Litem. Mr. Edmonds has been appointed by the Court on numerous contentious matters involving the minor child/children., 1999
  • Advanced Open Water P.A.D.I Certified Scuba Diver, 1968 to present, 1968

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Christopher D. Edmonds is a member of the Federal Bar for the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 1980
  • Illinois
  • Christopher D. Edmonds is a member the Supreme Court of Illinois, 1980
  • Christopher D. Edmonds is an active member of the West Suburban Bar Association, 1980
  • Christopher D. Edmonds is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association (see published Brief at DCBA)., 1980
  • Christopher D. Edmonds is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association , 1980
  • Speaker and presenter at the Cook County Guardian Ad Litem, Continuing Legal Education Seminar , 2014
  • Christopher D. Edmonds is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Five or more pro bono cases each year usually in the sphere of family law. Pro bono hours range from 10-20 hours per case, or 50- 100 hours each year., 2018
  • Two pro bono cases in the sphere of family law. Pro bono hours range from 10-20 hours per case., 2019
  • Five or more pro bono cases each year usually in the sphere of family law. Pro bono hours range from 10-20 hours per case, or 50- 100 hours each year., 2017
  • Five or more pro bono cases each year usually in the sphere of family law. Pro bono hours range from 10-20 hours per case, or 50- 100 hours each year., 2016
  • Five or more pro bono cases each year usually in the sphere of family law. Pro bono hours range from 10-20 hours per case, or 50- 100 hours each year., 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author of the published article entitled "Deviation From The Child Support Statute (750 Ilcs 5/505(a)(2)) Regarding Child Support" in The Journal of The DuPage County Bar Association. , Author, 2003

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • McHenry County Family Law Matter. 2-month trial.  Significant child issues including, but not limited to, parenting time, decision-making authority and residence., 2010
  • Cook County Family Law Matter. 5-6 million-dollar case. Significant real estate and financial issues. Four year old case. Settled on eve of trial due to extensive negotiations., 2015
  • Cook County family Law Matter. Significant child related issues and issues concerning self-owned business. Verdict in client's favor on multiple issues. , 2018
  • Kane County Family Law Matter. 20-million-dollar case.  Set for 4-day trial.  Settled through intensive negotiations just prior to trial.  Self-owned business, real estate and child related issues. Heavy discovery review. , 2010
  • DuPage County Family Law Matter. Case set for 3-day trial.  Financial and child related issues.  Self-owned business evaluation with expert.  2-million-dollar case. Verdict for client on multiple issues. , 2015
  • Cook County Family Law Matter. 2-day trial.  Significant children related issues.  Self-owned business and numerous financial issues. Heavy financial discovery and review. , 2010
  • 1-day trial.  Settled considerable child support, maintenance and allocation of parenting time issues. Verdict for our client on multiple issues. , 2018
  • Dupage County post decree Family Law matter. Set for a 3-day trial.  Settled on the eve of trial.  Complex financial issues.  Three-year-old case. Previous appeal and victory on our client. Published in Illinois Digest. , 2018
  • Dupage County Family Law Matter. 5-day trial.  All regarding financials and assets.  1-million-dollar case. Verdict for our client on multiple issues. , 2019
  • Cook County post-decree Family Law matter; 1-day trial. Significant financial issues. $500,000-dollar case, including the issues of opposing party's self-employment income. Verdict for our client on all issues., 2018
  • DuPage County Family Law Matter - 6-day trial. Issues of Child Custody and significant assets including (7) parcels of real estate.  Assets exceeded 5-6 million-dollars. Verdict for our client on multiple issues., 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Village of Westchester Trustee, 1990
  • Burnham Park Yacht Club, Commodore, 2016
  • Participant in the Chicago to Mackinaw Island Sailboat Race in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 &  2015, 2015
  • Village of Westchester, Village Attorney
  • Participant in the 100th Anniversary of the Chicago to Mackinaw Island Sailboat Race, 2008
  • Village of Westchester, Village Prosecutor  
  • Burnham Park Yacht Club, Board Member, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Graduated with a Bachelors Degree with double major in Government and Business from Monmouth College. Received an athletic scholarship for cross-country and track and was an active board member of my fraternity at the College. , 1974
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Office Location for Christopher D. Edmonds

10560 West Cermak Road
Suite A
Westchester, IL 60154

Phone: 708-206-8299

Fax: 708-562-9879

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Last Updated: 11/10/2019

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