• Locations
    • Chicago Office 77 W. Wacker Drive, 45th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
    • Lake Forest Office 100 Saunders Rd., Suite 150 Lake Forest, IL 60045
    • Lisle Office 3333 Warrenville Rd.,Suite 200 Lisle, IL 60532

For almost 25 years, Elisabeth Ritter has been dedicated to helping families and individuals successfully resolve their family law matters. Ms. Ritter has represented clients in all areas of family law and brings extensive experience to each case. From investigating financial assets during a divorce to establishing child support and maintenance and much more, Ms. Ritter is an adamant defender of her clients’ rights.

By drawing on her diverse experience, Ms. Ritter assesses each client’s situation and offers guidance on the best course of action for your unique case. Ms. Ritter has worked to protect parental rights in the Juvenile Court system and successfully defended clients against accusations reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.


Ms. Ritter is highly familiar with court proceedings in Illinois, having appeared before approximately twenty Circuit Courts, as well as Appellate Courts in four Illinois districts and the state’s Supreme Court. Ms. Ritter is also licensed to practice in Missouri and has appeared before the St. Louis County Circuit Court as well. The Illinois State Bar Association has invited Ms. Ritter to lecture on topics related to family law.

Ms. Ritter understands that divorce impacts families in a variety of legal ways. In order to better assist clients, she has expanded her practice area to include services such as basic estate planning and probate law, and business creation and management assistance.

Ms. Ritter’s EDUCATION

Ms. Ritter is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree before going on to complete her Juris Doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Ritter was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star in both 2008 and 2009 and has also been recognized by Best Lawyers. Ms. Ritter has been included in the Super Lawyers lists published by Chicago Magazine from 2012 to 2019.

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Downtown Chicago/Loop Office
Lake Forest Office
Lisle Office
Lake Forest Office

100 Saunders Rd.
Suite 150

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lisle Office

3333 Warrenville Rd.
Suite 200

Lisle, IL 60532

Downtown Chicago/Loop Office

77 W. Wacker Drive
45th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

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During these unprecedented times, we want to assure you that our attorneys are ready and available to help you with any of your family law needs. Whether you are inquiring about a divorce, custody, or domestic violence situation, we remain committed to our clients and those in need. Indeed, we have been offering remote and tele/video conferencing to clients for over 6 years and are more than prepared to continue our normal work from our homes.

Please note also that Domestic Violence, which is far more prevalent even during normal times than almost anyone would imagine, may be amplified by the external stressors everyone is experiencing right now. Help is available and Emergency Domestic Violence Court remains open. If you are in danger, call 911 and ask for immediate police assistance. Once you are in a safe place, contact us immediately to discuss your legal options to stabilize the situation.

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