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Lombard Family Law Attorneys at A. Traub & Associates Receive Super Lawyers Distinction for 2024

Arlington Heights Estate Planning Law Firm

A. Traub & Associates is delighted to announce that attorneys Angel M. Traub and Jessica Wollwage-Rymut have been selected as 2024 Super Lawyers. As top-rated family law and estate planning attorneys in Illinois, Ms. Traub and Ms. Wollwage-Rymut have been highly successful in compassionately assisting clients in navigating some of life's most significant challenges. Whether assisting clients in a custody dispute during a divorce or ensuring parents can create a legally binding trust for their children, these two seasoned legal professionals know how to get the job done.

As the founder of A. Traub & Associates, attorney Traub has successfully represented individuals in cases involving family, estate planning, probate, and real estate law. Known for her strategic thinking and detail-oriented mindset, Ms. Traub can masterfully lead clients through complex legal proceedings from start to finish. Attorney Traub also prides herself on being a champion of children and their interests in family and estate planning matters.

Similarly, attorney Wollwage-Rymut wields her robust understanding of family and estate planning law to ensure all clients receive the respect and attention they deserve, regardless of whether the case is large, small, complex, or straightforward. Dedicated to always staying ahead of the ever-changing landscape of Illinois law, Ms. Wollwage-Rymut is a frequent attendee at legal education seminars, ensuring she stays ahead of the curve on all matters related to being the most effective attorney she can be.

Lombard Family Law and Estate Planning Law Firm Welcomes New Partner Michael J. Drabant

Arlington Heights Estate Planning Law Firm

A. Traub & Associates is delighted to welcome Michael J. Drabant as a new partner to the law firm. Attorney Drabant will be leading the firm's Estates Practice Group. He will also be adding some new practice areas to the firm which include elder law, Medicaid planning, and special needs planning and administration. Since his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2009, Mr. Drabant has dedicated his practice to estates, including as an associate at A. Traub & Associates from 2010 to 2013. He returns to the firm in a new capacity, ready to wield the experience he has obtained over the last decade to assist clients with various estate planning and estate-related issues.

Mr. Drabant prides himself on providing ethical and compassionate representation for his clients. He fervently represents clients to the fullest of his legal abilities. Throughout his career, Mr. Drabant has proven himself to be a highly effective lawyer, ready to wield the invaluable legal experience he has obtained working with clients.

Upon obtaining his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 2005, Mr. Drabant moved to Chicago to attend the prestigious John Marshall Law School, where he graduated with honors in 2009. In 2010, he was admitted to the United States District Court of Northern Illinois, and in June 2023 was admitted to the US Supreme Court Bar. Mr. Drabant worked in various legal capacities during the 2010s, including becoming principal owner at The Drabant Law Group for three years, leaving in 2016 to join Wilson & Wilson Estate Planning & Elder Law as an associate, then advancing to become a partner in 2021. He has written and presented on a multitude of Estates subjects, most notably his work on Special Needs Trusts.

A. Traub & Associates Have 2 Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers

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A huge shout-out to Angel Traub for an incredible achievement – being selected for 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers, a distinction achieved by only the top 5% of attorneys in the state. And congratulations to Jessica Wollwage-Rymut for being selected for 2024 Illinois Rising Stars, a prestigious honor granted to just the top 2.5% of legal professionals. Your dedication, expertise, and outstanding accomplishments set a new benchmark for excellence in the legal field – here's to your remarkable success and the motivation you provide to all!

DuPage County Family Law Attorney Angel Traub Earns Parenting Coordinator Certification

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A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling has empowered the Illinois judicial circuit to name trusted mental health or family law professionals as “parenting coordinators.” A. Traub & Associates is honored to announce that firm owner Angel Traub has earned this comprehensive certification.

Attorney Traub is already skilled in family law mediation and collaborative law, as well as a skilled Guardian ad Litem and Child’s Representative. She will now be offering her services to parents involved in family court cases who need to settle minor disputes or enforcement issues. Under the new parenting coordinator model, parents may be able to resolve their issues quickly and without court intervention and lengthy litigation. Attorney Traub looks forward to helping parents in conflict find fair and reasonable solutions for the issues that may arise during co-parenting after a divorce or separation.

Parenting coordinators may be tasked with resolving minor issues between parents that are creating conflict in a case concerning children. The new rule defines parenting coordination as an alternative dispute resolution process designed to help parents work together to make parenting decisions as well as to enforce court orders that address child custody or other child-related issues. Parenting coordination is available to most parents, regardless of marital status either by agreement of the parents or by a court order.

Family Law Attorney Chantelle Porter Named First Black Circuit Court Judge in DuPage County

Lombard Family Law Attorney

Effective December 12th, the Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Chantelle A. Porter as a Circuit Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit. A partner at the Lombard family law firm A. Traub & Associates, Ms. Porter has dedicated her career to advocating for families and children, and she is excited for this new step in her journey as a public servant in the legal profession.

Ms. Porter, who has made a profound impact on families as a guardian ad litem throughout her career, brings compassion, fairness, and a wealth of experience to her new position as Circuit Court Judge. As a family law attorney with A. Traub & Associates, Chantelle has worked with families who are facing significant disruption and complex changes in their lives. This experience has helped Ms. Porter to develop her problem-solving skills, and she takes an empathetic approach to each family and child she works with. She will continue to share this compassion for families and treat each individual with respect and fairness as Circuit Court Judge.

“Chantelle has dedicated her career to advocating for fairness and equity, and her appointment is a landmark moment for DuPage County. While we, and her clients, will miss her greatly, we could not be more proud of Chantelle. We have no doubts that she will be an amazing Judge,” said Senior Associate Jessica Rymut, who has worked alongside Attorney Porter for nearly 10 years.

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Chantelle A. Porter as a Circuit Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit

Chantelle A. Porter Circuit Judge

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Chantelle A. Porter as a Circuit Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit

We are overjoyed to announce that the Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Chantelle A. Porter as a Circuit Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit. While we (and her clients) will miss her, we know that she will make an amazing Judge. We are so proud of her!

Join us on June 3rd to celebrate the installation of Angel M. Traub as DCBA President

Celebrate the installation of Angel M. Traub as DCBA President

Join us on June 3rd to celebrate the installation of Angel M. Traub as DCBA President along with the 2022-2023 DCBA Officers and Directors. The deadline to get your tickets is on Tuesday, May 31. Don't miss out on food, drinks, and a live performance by special guests, Plain White T's. Get your tickets here

Co-sponsored by OVC Lawyer Marketing and A. Traub & Associates.

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Lombard Family Law Office Welcomes Partner Attorney Kasia Naugle

DuPage County family lawyer Kasia Malkinska Naugle

A. Traub & Associates is honored to welcome family law attorney Kasia Malkinska Naugle as a partner at the Northern Illinois legal practice. Attorney Naugle brings 10 years of experience to the firm along with a diligent work ethic, impressive negotiating skills, and bilingual capabilities.

Attorney Naugle joins the firm’s family law team, and she will represent clients in cases involving divorce, asset distribution, post-dissolution matters, child support, paternity, parenting time, and orders of protection. Kasia prides herself on being a fierce advocate for her clients, and she approaches each case with a client-focused strategy. As a qualified guardian ad litem, Attorney Naugle is passionate about protecting the best interests of children involved in family law cases.

Kasia was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2009, and she spent five years gaining valuable experience working with the State’s Attorney's Office. Throughout her legal career, she has regularly reached her clients’ goals through settlement; however, Kasia is also incredibly skilled in the courtroom and provides her clients with assertive and effective litigation when necessary.

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