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Rory T. Weiler concentrates his practice in family law, with an emphasis on cases involving child custody and more complex economic issues. In his 34 plus years as an Illinois family lawyer, he has handled many cases involving high income earners, high assets, complex economic and emotional issues, and disputed child custody. He has been pleased to share his knowledge with other members of the profession through seminars, classes, and published articles. In recent years, he has spoken and written on such diverse topics as child custody, business valuation, trial techniques, premarital agreements, grandparent visitation, and ethics in family law matters.
He is a Fellow 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. They are recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill, and integrity. I have also been designated by Thomson-Reuters as an Illinois Super Lawyer®.
I have been involved in a number of local and statewide charitable organizations. I have received recognition from my peers for my devotion to the delivery of pro bono legal services to the indigent. I am a recipient of the Illinois State Bar Association's John C. McAndrews Award for Pro Bono Service, and the Pro Bono Award from the Kane County Bar Association.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
United States Supreme Court
Date of Birth: 1953
Law School: John Marshall Law School, Chicago, J.D., 1979
Undergraduate School: Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois, B.S., 1975
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Published Legal Writing:
"Divorce Tools and Techniques," James Publishing Co., Sept. 2012
Preparing Your Client for "The" Evaluation, ISBA Family Law Newsletter, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2002
"The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act", The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Volume 16, Issue 5, 2004
Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements under the Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, ISBA Family Law Newsletter,
"Hello, Young Lawyers", ISBA Family Law Newsletter, Vol. 51, No. 4.
"Retained Earnings of a Family Business: Income, Assets or Both?", ISBA Family Law Newsletter, Vol. 53, No. 1.
"Parental Rights to Engage Therapy for a Minor Child and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Act,", ISBA Family Law Newsletter, Vol. 53, No. 5, February, 2010
"The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act", Reprinted, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Vol. 47, No. 4, June, 2004
Custody Trials and Tribulations, Illinois State Bar Association - September 2010
Enforcing Judgments, Kane County Bar Association - June 2010
Accounting Issues Impacting Income Determination, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Seminar - April 2010
Strategic Strike: Effective Use of Dispositive Motions, Illinois State Bar Association, Winter CLE Fest - December 2009
Retainer Agreements in the Wake of Dowling v. Chicago Options Associates, Inc., Kane County Bar Association - May 2008
One Size Does Not Fit All: Crafting Creative Parenting Schedules, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Seminar - April 2008
The Business Relationship with Your Client: Engagement Agreements and Ethical Issues in Light of Dowling v. Chicago Options Associates, Inc., Kane County Bar Association David P. Peskind Annual Family Law Seminar - November 2007
How to Try a Custody Case, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Seminar - June 2007
Client Management and Ethical Issues, Kane County Bar Association Spring Seminar - May 2007
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