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Angel M. Traub is a family and estates attorney and principal owner of the all female law firm of A. Traub & Associates in Lombard, Arlington Heights, and Chicago South Loop. She practices primarily in the areas of family law, adoption, estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship, and real estate.
Angel graduated in 1998 from Northern Illinois University with her B.A., summa cum laude, and University Honors. She majored in Corporate Communications, with a minor in Spanish. She also was a Presidential Academic Awardee.
In 2001, Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D., cum laude. She was selected a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar and was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She served as a member of The John Marshall Law Review (1999-2001). In the Fall of 2000, she was published in The John Marshall Law Review, ("The Wall is Down, Now We Build More: The Exclusionary Effects of Gated Communities Demand Stricter Burdens Under the FHA"). She participated in the National Mock Trial Competition (NTC) in 2001 and is a regional winner of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) Trial Advocacy Competition in 2000. She also served as an intern for Honorable Ronald Guzman, Federal District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2000. Angel was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois in 2001.
Angel practices in many forms of civil litigation, primarily in the area of family law, guardianship, and adoption. She also practices in estate planning, estate administration, probate, contested estates, residential real estate, and real estate litigation.
Angel is a strong advocate for children. She is qualified as a GAL and child’s representative for children in domestic relations for family law, divorce, child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities), and also in adoption and disabled guardianships. She has been committed to serving as a GAL for over 13 years, handling many child visitation and parental allocation (custody) cases in DuPage, Kane, and Cook Counties.
Angel is also certified in divorce and parental allocation (custody) mediation and is a certified civil litigation and family law mediator. She is court approved in DuPage, Cook, Kane, and Will counties, and she is also approved for the Cook County Financial Mediator list. She is trained and certified in collaborative divorce law, and she is a certified arbitrator for DuPage County.
Angel is very active in Bar Associations. She is Past-President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (DAWL) (2007-2008). She served on the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) Board of Directors, 2007-2012. She also served as Chair of the Judge’s Nite Committee (2012-2014), Chair of the Membership Committee (2007), Chair of the Family Law Committee (2013-2014), Chair of the Real Estate Committee (2017-2018), and member of the Judiciary Committee. She is a committed participant in the DCBA's Annual Judge's Nite production, and she was the producer of the show from 2009 to 2014. She is also a member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Suburban Bar Coalition Judiciary Committee (2012-2013), member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) (2001 - present), and an ISBA Foundation Fellow. She was a member of The American Inns of Court, DuPage County Chapter (2007-2014), and served as Team Leader from 2008-2010. She has served on The John Marshall Law School Alumni Committee and Mentor Program. She has also actively assisted as an attorney for the DuPage County family law pro se court and as a court facilitator for pro se litigants in Rolling Meadows, Cook County.
Angel is a recipient of the DCBA Board of Director’s Award (2009-2010 and 2011-2012), and recipient of the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Service Award (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012). She was named 2017 Top 100 Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). She was named 2017 Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA by Lawyers of Distinction. She is also rated 10 out of 10 on AVVO.
Angel has attended and presented at several continuing legal education seminars in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate administration, contested estates, GAL advanced training, guardianship, family law, divorce, and contested child custody. She has participated in advanced master’s courses in child representation, negotiation, mediation, estate planning, and trial advocacy.Angel also serves on the College of DuPage (COD) Foundation Board (2016 - present). For the Board, she also serves on the alumni and scholarship committees. Angel routinely speaks at Law Day events for the general public and at community events in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, and family Law.
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