150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Gunnar J. Gitlin

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Gitlin Law Firm, P.C.

Contact Information

663 E. Calhoun St.

Woodstock IL 60098-4262
Work (815) 338-9401
Fax (815) 338-9403

Practice State



The practice of Attorney Gunnar Gitlin of the Gitlin Law Firm of Illinois has been exclusively family law since 1987. Attorney Gunnar Gitlin is listed with Best Lawyers in America and he has been a Fellow of the AAML since 1996. Other AAML Fellows of the Gitlin Law Firm include Attorney Stephanie Kasten. 


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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  • Boone, Illinois
  • DeKalb, Illinois
  • DuPage, Illinois
  • Kane, Illinois
  • Lake, Illinois
  • McHenry, Illinois


Kenyon College, B.A. Literature, 1984; Loyola University of Chicago, J.D., 1987

Legal Organizations

McHenry County Bar Association, Chair, Legal Aid Committee, 1993-96 and Chair of Family Law Section 2014-15; American Bar Association, Co-Editor, Family Law Section's Fax News Update Service, 1994-2004; Lake County, Kane County, IL State Bar Associations; Member, Illinois Appellate Lawyers Assn.; Fellow, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.


Selected by Best Lawyers in America (2007-), Leading Lawyers Network (2004-) and IL Super Lawyer (2006-); 2007 Awarded the Michael S. Cohen Award "For Continuing Commitment and Contribution to the Professional Education of Matrimonial Lawyers."; 2007 President's Special Recognition Award by the Illinois Chapter of AAML.

CLE Presentations

Speaker for Family Law Sections of McHenry County, Kane County, Northwest Suburban Bar, and Winnebago County. Speaker for Illinois Chapter of AAML Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Illinois State Bar Assn., American Bar Assn., Law Education Institute, Illinois' Attorney General, Northern Illinois University, and other organizations. Presentations included a variety of topics including Drafting MSAs, Child Support and Maintenance, Case Law Updates, Removal, Jurisdiction including UIFSA and UCCJEA, QDROs, Business Valuations; Divorce Taxation and Custody Litigation.  Presenations are too many to individually recite.


"'Appellate Review in Domestic Relations Cases," Illinois Bar Journal, Aug. 2000; Chapter Author, "Tax and Financial Planning Strategies in Divorce,'' Chapter Author, "Business Valuation and Settlement of Custody Cases", IICLE, 2006 and two Chapters in IICLE's Child Custody Litigation Handbook, last updated 2012. Co-Author: Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law. Frequent author on a wide variety of other topics.

AAML National

Member, Admissions Procedures Committee, 1997-2001, 2003-2004, and 2005-2006; Co-Chair, Institute for Matrimonial Law Associates Committee, 1999-2002, Member, 1998-2003. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Journal Committee (2003-2005). Member: National Test Committee (2011-2015) and previously.

AAML Chapter

Vice President of the Illinois Chapter (2008-11). Board of Directors: 1997-2003 and 2006 - 07. Chairman: New Case Law Committee (1997-1998; 2001-02). Chairman: Continuing Legal Education Committee (2005-07), Co-chair (2008-11 and 2014-present). Chairman: Web Site Committee (2008-2012) and co-chair: 2015-). Program Chairman: First and Second Annual Family Law Seminar for Experienced Matrimonial Lawyers (October 2005 and October 2006); program co-chair October 2008 through 2011 programs; program co-chair for the 9th Annual Family Law Seminar (2014): Annual Family Law Seminar for Experienced Matrimonial Lawyers (Columbus Day 2008 to 2011 and 2013-15). Member: Continuing Legal Education Committee (1998-2001); Legislation and Lobbying Committee, (1998-1999).

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