Kiley Whitty

Top rated Family Law attorney in Wheaton, Illinois

Laraia & Whitty, P.C.
Kiley Whitty
Laraia & Whitty, P.C.

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

Licensed in Illinois since: 2009

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2024

Laraia & Whitty, P.C.

1761 South Naperville Road
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189 Visit website

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Kiley Whitty is a principal attorney at Laraia & Whitty, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. She has over 14 years of legal experience and focuses her practice primarily on family law matters such as divorce, child support and parenting time, spousal maintenance, domestic violence, adoptions, guardianships, complex property division, marital agreements, and post-decree modifications and enforcement.

Additionally, Ms. Whitty assists Illinois residents with their estate planning, probate and residential real estate needs. She serves clients in DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall and Cook counties and the surrounding areas.

A magna cum laude graduate of Miami University, Ms. Whitty concentrated on speech communication and political science and completed her B.A. in 2006. During her time there, she was placed on the president’s as well as the dean’s list and served as a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, Pi Sigma Alpha and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Later in 2009, Ms. Whitty obtained her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was the editor of the Children's Legal Rights Journal, recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and a semi-finalist at the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition. She clerked at the DuPage County and Cook County State Attorney's Offices. She is licensed in Illinois since 2009 and has also appeared before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.

Ms. Whitty frequently advocates for the rights of children as a certified guardian ad litem. She also volunteers to lend her time and resources to those in need. She has offered pro bono legal assistance to families through DuPage Legal Aid and contributed hours as a courtroom facilitator at the Cook County Circuit Court – Third Municipal District.

Ms. Whitty is a Past President of both the DuPage County Bar Association and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers. Additionally, she serves on the DuPage County Bar Association Judiciary Committee and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the DuPage Bar Foundation. Ms. Whitty holds memberships in the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and Kane County Bar Association. She has contributed several professional papers and articles and presented at seminars.

Rated 10.0 on Avvo and Justia, Ms. Whitty was listed among the Top 40 Under 40 list for matrimonial and family law in Illinois. Furthermore, she has been recognized by Leading Lawyers as an “Emerging Lawyer” from 2015-2021, and as a “Leading Lawyer” from 2022-2023.

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, Living Wills, Marital Property, Name Change, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Wills

  • 80% Family Law
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Real Estate: Consumer

First Admitted: 2009, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.laraiawhitty.com/attorneys/kiley-m-whitty

Educational Background:
  • B.A., Miami University Magna cum laude President's list Dean's list, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • DuPage Legal Aid Pro Bono Service Award, 2019
  • Pro Se Help Desk Volunteer, DuPage County; 2014-present, 2022
  • Volunteer Court Facilitator, Cook County, 3rd District Courthouse- 2010-2013
  • Domestic Relations Night Court Volunteer, DuPage County - 2012-2014
  • Volunteer Paternity Court Facilitator, Cook County, 3rd District Courthouse- 2010-2013
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • MCLE Presentation to the Family Law Section of the DuPage County Bar Association., Presenter, The Post-Judgment Checklist: Estate Planning and Final Tasks Following Entry of a Divorce Decree, DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law, Estate Planning, 2019
  • MCLE presentation and training seminar for Guardians ad Litem regarding the issues of substance abuse, investigations, and support for families.  , Presenter, The GAL's Toolbox for Investigating and Supporting Families Affected by Substance Abuse, Kane County Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, 2022
  • MCLE Presentation to the Family Law and Bankruptcy Sections of the DuPage County Bar Association, Presenter, Motions for Relief and Jurisdiction of the Court After Bankruptcy, DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law, Bankruptcy, 2018
  • MCLE presentation to the Family Law Section of the DuPage County Bar Association., Presenter, Prosecuting, Defending and Seeking Remedies: Criminal and Civil Contempt Proceedings, DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law, 2017
  • Author, Life After the Bar, Chicago Lawyer Magazine- Year in Review, 2009
  • Author, Minors as Living Organ Donors: Protecting Minors from Martyrdom, Children's Legal Rights Journal, Child Advocacy, 2008
  • Author, Life Without Parole: The New Death Sentence for Juveniles?, Children's Legal Rights Journal, Child Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, 2007
Honors/Awards:
  • Recognized by Leading Lawyers as a "Leading Lawyer" 2022-present, Leading Lawyers, 2023
  • Recognized by Leading Lawyers as an "Emerging Lawyer" from 2015-2021 (Top performing attorney under 40 years of age), Leading Lawyers
  • 2013-2014, Director's Award Recipient
  • Honored for distinguished service as the Chairperson of the New Lawyers' Committee, Board of Directors Award, DuPage County Bar Association, 2013
  • 2013-2014, Honored for distinguished service as Vice Chair of the New Lawyers' Committee., Board of Directors Award, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Court Facilitator, Paternity Court Facilitator, Certificate of Appreciation, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2011
  • Dean's List, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Received the CALI Award for the highest grade in her legal writing (child and family law division) course., CALI Award for Legal Writing, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2007
  • Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Phi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honorary, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Lamda-Pi Eta Communications Honorary, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Leadership Cabinet, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Dean's list, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Children's Legal Rights Journal, Senior Editor, Aug. 2007-May 2009, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Dean's Student Advisory Council, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Panhellenic Association, VP of Community Relations, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem, 18th Judicial Circuit; 2012-present, 2023
  • Certificate in Child and Family Law- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009
  • Certificate in Trial Advocacy- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • In re N.S.A., 2022 AD 38, DuPage County - Finding by Court after trial in favor of clients' Petition to Terminate Parental Rights and for Adoption , 2023
  • Keith J. Heindl vs. Victoria E. Heindl, 2014 IL App (2d) 130198, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District Successfully defended appeal by Respondent following trial on a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage on issues of due process, right to counsel, interim attorneys' fees, and trial continuances. Judgment of Kane County affirmed., 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Judiciary Committee Member, DuPage County Bar Association , 2023
  • Judiciary Committee Chair, DuPage County Bar Association , 2022
  • Director, DuPage Bar Foundation Board, 2011-2014, 2019-2020, 2022-2023, 2022
  • President- DuPage County Bar Association, 2021
  • President-Elect Dupage County Bar Association, 2020
  • Second Vice President, DuPage County Bar Association , 2019
  • Third Vice President, DuPage County Bar Association, 2018
  • Past President, DuPage Association of Women Lawyers; Previously held positions on the Board of Directors as Director (2011-2012), Third Vice President (2012-2013), Second Vice President/President Elect (2013-2014), President (2014-2016), and Immediate Past President (2016-2017)
  • Board of Directors, DuPage County Bar Association, 2017
  • Assistant Treasurer, DuPage County Bar Association, 2015
  • Budget Committee, DuPage County Bar Association, 2015
  • DuPage County Bar Association: Chair, New Lawyers Committee (2013-2014), Budget Committee (2015-2016, 2018-Present), Planning Committee (2012-Present) , 2014
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2013
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2010
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2010
Industry Groups:
  • Complex Asset Divorces
  • Custody
  • Estate Planning
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Paternity/parentage
  • Removal
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Visitation

Office location for Kiley Whitty

1761 South Naperville Road
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189

Phone: 630-690-6800

Selections

10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2024

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