I founded my family law practice on the idea that families going through divorce need an attorney with the skill and sensitivity to guide them through their legal challenges.

Since then, I’ve gained a reputation as a well-respected attorney in the Chicago legal community—someone who devotes personal attention to every case, treating every client as unique. Because no two families are the same.

Your case will never be handed off from attorney to attorney, as it can be at larger firms, and you’ll always feel like a priority client, regardless of the value of your estate. My associate and I make sure you’re up-to-date and fully informed on the facts and legal issues of your case, so you can make timely and educated decisions.

My priority is to determine what’s best for you and your family, and then do everything in my power to make it happen.

Read more about Gretchen Schrader.

Please contact us for a free, face-to-face consultation.

We handle cases throughout Cook County. Please call or send an email, so we can schedule your free initial consultation.


o Gretchen worked on my divorce case and was amazing. Very responsive, gave great advice and helped me navigate a divorce that had been held up for years. Would definitely recommend anyone to her! (Anonymous, via Avvo)

o Gretchen was beyond professional, helping me step by step while helping me understand the law and keeping me non -emotional. Her attention to detail, along with her professionalism make her such an outstanding attorney. I whole heartily recommend them. I would be happy to speak personally with any prospective clients about what an amazing job Gretchen & the team did. (J.C. via Avvo)

o Gretchen was efficient with communication, professional in her demeanor and very knowledgeable in IL law. I appreciated that she did not overcharge me for her time and quickly resolved all matters in my case. The day of my divorce, she was genuinely as happy for me as I was. All terms that I wanted were met and I couldn’t be happier. I feel they are more than reasonably priced for the services received. (K.W., via Avvo)

o Gretchen Schrader most assuredly went way beyond ‘the call of duty’ on my behalf. Your experience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and competence achieved the desired result. (E.B., via Yelp)

o I hired Gretchen Schrader for handling my pre-marital agreement. She was transparent about her work steps and cost (which I think was fair), responded fast, was very efficient and a clear and great communicator, and she spotted issues with, and made great recommendations how to improve on, the prenup draft by my fiancée’s lawyer. I am maximally happy with her work. (A.K., via Google)