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Chantelle A. Porter

Phone: 630-426-0196
Fax: 630-426-0198

Chantelle A. Porter is a graduate of The Ohio State University (2003) and graduated from DePaul University College of Law (2006). Chantelle was admitted to practice in 2006. While at DePaul University College of Law, Chantelle received her Family Law Certificate and was the recipient of the Public Interest Law Association Grant - Judge Jeffrey Coman Designation, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Grant, and the Dean's Scholarship.

Chantelle is a Partner at A. Traub and Associates, practicing all areas of Family Law, Juvenile Criminal Defense, DCFS Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Orders of Protection, and Civil Litigation Defense. Chantelle is a court-approved Guardian ad litem in the 18th Judicial Circuit. Chantelle was appointed as a Juvenile Conflict Attorney in the 18th Judicial Circuit.

Chantelle is a former supervisor of the DuPage County Public Defender's Office Juvenile Division where she concentrated her practice on representing juveniles on criminal matters and representing parents and children on abuse, neglect, and dependency matters. Prior to that she was with the Cook County Public Guardian's Office where she represented the best interest of juveniles as attorney and Guardian ad litem on cases of abuse, neglect, and dependency. Chantelle’s civic engagement includes membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the DuPage County branch of the NAACP.

Chantelle has presented as a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Speaker at the following:

  • DuPage County Bar Association "Basic Skill Seminar" presenting on Juvenile Law
  • DuPage County Bar Association Child Advocacy Seminar on "Ethical Issues When Representing Children"
  • DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Section "Juvenile Court Procedures: Basics for the Family Law Practitioner".

Chantelle has served on the Board of Governors for the Illinois State Bar Association. Chantelle is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, has served on the Board of Directors, as Chair of the New Lawyer's Committee and Law Day, member of the Program Planning Committee, and a participant in Judges' Night. Chantelle is a Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and served on the Board of the DuPage County Bar Foundation and as a member of the Robert E. Jones Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Chantelle also served on the DuPage County Family Violence Coordinating Council. In 2019, Chantelle became a member of the Illinois Children’s Task Force.

Chantelle is the recipient of the following awards and recognitions:

  • DuPage County Bar Association 2008 B.R.I.E.F. Women to Watch
  • DuPage County Bar Association 2008-2009 Outstanding Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association 2008-2009 Pro Bono Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association 2010-2011 Pro Bono Service Award
  • Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Scholarship for ABA Conference held in Washington DC on Improving Parent Representation in the Child Welfare System 2011
  • Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Scholarship for the National Association of Counsel for Children's 35th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference Family Matters – Advocacy for all Parties in the Childs Best Interests 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2012 - 2021
Illinois State Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Northwest Suburban Bar Association American Inns of Court DuPage Association of Woman Lawyers National Association of Woman Business Owners Illinois Association Criminal Defense Lawyers DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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