Stephen R. Botti is a principal in the Law Firm of Botti Marinaccio Ltd. He has received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest possible rating. Mr. Botti is recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the field of family law and child custody in the Chicago metropolitan area. A former Cook County prosecutor, he has practiced family law for over thirty years and has successfully litigated or negotiated settlements in many high profile Illinois family law cases. Mr. Botti has significant expertise with complex estates that involve multi-million dollar holdings and require sophisticated financial expertise in the areas of business and property valuation, child custody, visitation, child support, and maintenance incidents to upper bracket marital estates. He is also trained in Collaborative Law as well as Cooperative Law.
Mr. Botti is Vice President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues.
To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The 1600 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence and integrity.
He also has been elected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for ten consecutive years, in addition to being selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law.
Assistant States Attorney, Cook County, 1981-1984.
Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers 2011-2013, Vice President 2013-2014; Justinian Society of Lawyers.