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Kiley M. Whitty

Kiley M. Whitty
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Kiley M. Whitty concentrates in the areas of complex divorce litigation, parentage, legal separation, child support, and the negotiation of premarital and post-marital agreements. Kiley also handles matters involving estate planning and bankruptcy 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 Second Vice 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 as the Assistant Treasurer and Third Vice President. She is also a Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. Kiley serves as a Director of the DuPage County Bar foundation and is a regular volunteer for DuPage County’s Pro Se Help Desk and she is a certified Guardian at 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 an 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.

Education:

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, May 2009, J.D.
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2006, B.A. Political Science & Speech Communications, Magna Cum Laude

Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2009
  • Northern District Illinois
  • Central District Illinois

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Memberships and Participation in Professional Organizations

  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
    • Member: 2011-present
    • Past President (2014-2016)
    • Board of Directors/Executive Board: 2011-2017
  • DuPage Bar Foundation
    • Director, 2019-2020, 2012-2014
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Second Vice President
    • Executive Committee 2018-present
    • Assistant Treasurer 2014-2015
    • Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    • Chair, New Lawyers Division, 2013-2014
    • Planning Committee, 2012-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member

Acknowledgements and Honors:

  • 2019 DuPage Legal Aid Pro Bono Service Award
  • 2015-2019- Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2015-2019- Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013, 2014 Directors’ Award, DuPage County Bar Association
  • The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 List for Matrimonial and Family Law in Illinois
  • Certificate in Child and Family Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009
  • 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

Legal Employment:

  • 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
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