About Us

Dedicated to clients, committed to community

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded to “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” The Illinois Chapter became the Academy’s first state chapter, and remains one of its most active.

Education

Illinois Chapter Fellows advance the practice of matrimonial law among their peers by organizing and leading seminars and teaching continuing legal education classes. Fellows also commit to educating legislators at the state level, ensuring that the implementation of laws matches the intention behind them, and that laws affecting families are modified accordingly to reflect changes in society.

Leadership

The Illinois Chapter’s Board of Managers and its officers assume a guiding role in upholding the Chapter’s principles and vision.

James M. Quigley
President

Gunnar J. Gitlin
President Elect

Stuart G. Gelfman
First Vice President

Robert D. Segal
Second Vice President

Kimberly Cook
Third Vice President

Jeffrey W. Brend
National Delegate

Stephen Botti
Treasurer

A. Marcy Newman
Secretary

Adam C. Kibort
Immediate Past President

Laura Ashmore
Past President

Term expiring October 2024

Donna Farley
Paulette Gray
Vanessa Hammer
Robin Miller
Shana Vitek

Term expiring October 2023

Kimberly Cook
Jennifer Fletchall
Matt Kirsh
Michael Koenigsberger
Alyssa Mogul

Term expiring October 2022

Lisa Nyuli
David Schaffer
Gary Schlesinger
Richard Zuckerman