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Kathryn Engel is a respected family law professional who guides individuals and their families through the divorce process to a future-focused, workable and creative resolution.


Using alternative dispute resolution methods, Kathryn has helped hundreds of clients bring the often contentions experience of divorce to a respectful and sustainable outcome.

Whether you are seeking her help for an estate plan, pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement or collaborative or mediated divorce, Kathryn will help you find the solution which best suits your needs, your budget and your unique family circumstances.


“Family matters can and should be resolved outside the courtroom.”

— kathryn engel



Kathryn is recognized for her thorough and individualized approach to conflict resolution. Her supportive guidance affords her clients the opportunity to resolve conflict constructively, respectfully and most often, outside of the courtroom. 

Kathryn Engel


A dedicated attorney, Kathryn has more than 20 years’ experience.  She is a solo practitioner specializing in collaborative family law, mediation and estate planning. 

In her professional practice she has helped hundreds of clients bring the often contentious experience of divorce to collaborative and satisfactory conclusion. Kathryn has served on the nonprofit board of directors of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, where she has held the office of President.

Kathryn received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago and her J.D. and M.B.A. from Capital University Law & Graduate School in Columbus, Ohio. She received her Mediation certification from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and her Collaborative Law certification through the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.  Kathryn also serves as a Prepare and Enrich facilitator.


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