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Kiley M. Whitty

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Kiley M. Whitty concentrates in the areas of complex divorce litigation, parentage, legal separation, child support, post-divorce enforcement litigation, and the negotiation of premarital and post-marital agreements. Kiley also handles matters involving estate planning and residential real estate in DuPage, Kane, Will, Cook and surrounding collar counties.

Ms. Whitty graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.A. in Speech Communications and Political Science and she earned her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2009. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for both the Northern District of Illinois and the Central District of Illinois.

Ms. Whitty is the Immediate Past President of the DuPage County Bar Association, having previously served on the Board of Directors, the Planning Committee, Budget Committee, and on the Executive Committee. She is also a Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Kane County Bar Association. Kiley serves as a Director of the DuPage Bar Foundation and is a certified Guardian ad Litem for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of DuPage County.

Kiley has been recognized for her outstanding qualifications and client service having been named for the last five years an Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Star and both a Leading Lawyer and n Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers. Kiley is also a "Top Rated Family Law Attorney" on AVVO based on excellent client reviews and peer endorsements and she was named to The National Advocates Top 40 under 40 List for Matrimonial & Family Law in Illinois.



  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Certificates in the areas of Child and Family Law and Advocacy
    • Honors: CALI Award for highest grade in Legal Writing
    • Honors: Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist
    • Honors: Child Law Society, Education Committee Member
    • Honors: Children's Legal Rights Journal, Senior Editor, August 2007-May 2009
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2006
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: President's List
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Dean's Student Advisory Council
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha- Political Science Honorary
    • Honors: Lambda Pi Eta- Communication Honorary
    • Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Honors: Panhellenic Association, VP of Community Relations
    • Honors: Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Leadership Cabinet
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Speech Communication

Past Positions

  • Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd., Oak Brook, IL, Partner, 2017-2019
  • Anderson & Associates, P.C., Schaumburg & Wheaton, IL, Attorney, 2009-2017
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk, Misdemeanor Division, 2008-2009
  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk, Child Protection Division, Spring 2008
  • Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, Fall 2007
  • Intern, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia, Summer 2005

Published Works & Presentations

  • The GAL’s Toolbox for Investigating and Supporting Families Effected by Substance Abuse, Kane County Guardian ad Litem Training; December, 2022
  • The Post-Judgment Checklist: Estate Planning and Final Tasks Following Entry of a Divorce Decree, DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Section; February, 2019
  • The Crossroads: When Bankruptcy and Family Law Issues Intersect, DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Section; April, 2018
  • Prosecuting, Defending and Seeking Remedies: Criminal and Civil Contempt Proceedings, DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Section; March, 2017
  • UIFSA and the UCCJEA – Child Support and Child Custody Issues Across State Lines, DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Section; February, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • Kane County Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Past President, Executive Committee (2018-Present), Assistant Treasurer (2014-2015), Board of Directors (2017-2018), Chair, New Lawyers Division (2013-2014), Planning Committee (2012-Present)
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, Past President
  • DuPage Bar Foundation, Director

Current Employment Position

  • Laraia & Whitty PC, Attorney/Partner

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Property and Asset Division
  • Parenting Time
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Complex and High Asset Divorce
  • Post Judgment Enforcement and Modifications
  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Guardianships
  • Parentage and Paternity
  • Domestic Violence and Orders Protection
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois


  • 2019 DuPage Legal Aid Pro Bono Service Award
  • 2015-2023- Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2013, 2014 Directors’ Award, DuPage County Bar Association
  • The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 List for Matrimonial and Family Law in Illinois
  • Certificates in the areas of Child and Family Law and Advocacy
  • Certificate in Trial Advocacy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009
  • Deans List, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • CALI Award for Legal Writing, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2007
  • 2022 Leading Lawyer
  • 2015-2021 - Emerging Lawyer, LeadingLawyers