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Angela Buttitta joined Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux, LLC in 2013 as a partner in the law firm’s main office in Chicago. In 2014, she opened a new branch office of the firm located in DuPage County. For more than 10 years, Angela has focused on family law and other related areas of law.
She has received two honors for being among the top Illinois lawyers age 40 and under. Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers named her a Rising Star, a designation reserved for only 2.5 percent of all Illinois lawyers. Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, named Angela to its 2015 inaugural list of Emerging Lawyers. That honor is limited to less than 2 percent of the state’s lawyers. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has also named Angela to its exclusive 2016 list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for Illinois for Client Satisfaction in the practice area of family law.
In addition to classic divorce litigation dealing with financial matters, Angela actively represents clients in child custody disputes and paternity cases. She also assists both buyers and sellers in real estate closings and transactions. She is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker.
As an alternative to litigation and to facilitate amicable resolutions, Angela frequently counsels clients in the pursuit of premarital, postnuptial, joint custody and divorce settlement agreements.
She is qualified to handle a variety of difficult matters and relishes unique cases that require an innovative strategy and a bold approach. She seeks to find a positive resolution to any dilemma and works aggressively on behalf of her clients. Currently she practices family law and real estate law in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will and McHenry counties.
Angela hails from a family of attorneys, including a sister and brother who actively practice in Illinois. In the words of her brother, Dominic, Angela takes pride in resolving matters completely – a “closer” in both business and in life.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2006
Year of Birth: 1976
Law School: John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2002
Undergraduate School: Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), B.S., accounting, 1999
Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux, Chicago and Roselle, Illinois, 2013-present
Buttitta Law Offices, LLC, Barrington, Illinois
Nadler, Pritikin & Mirabelli, LLC, Chicago, Illinois
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Family Law Section
Young Lawyers Division
Chicago Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Justinian Society of Lawyers
Northwest Executive Club of Chicago
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- “10 Best” Attorneys for Illinois for Client Satisfaction in the practice of family law, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
- Leading Lawyers (top Illinois lawyers, less than 5 percent of licensed Illinois attorneys), Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2017-present
- Emerging Lawyers (top lawyers age 40 and younger, less than 2 percent of licensed Illinois attorneys), 2015-2017
- Rising Star (top lawyers age 40 and younger, up to 2.5 percent of licensed Illinois attorneys), Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2016
Divorce can be difficult, but it should be the start of a new life; not the end of life as you know it. That’s why, in the summer of 2011, a law firm opened in Chicago with a refreshing approach to divorce law and the family issues that surround it. Birnbaum Haddon Gelfman & Arnoux brings together some of the state’s leading practitioners in divorce law in firm dedicated to helping clients navigate the process of divorce, instead of just muddling through it.
Each of the firm’s attorneys brings a unique skill set to their client’s case. Together, the attorneys of Birnbaum Haddon Gelfman & Arnoux have the skills and temperament to quickly settle divorce disputes — and the courtroom experience to back it up. Many of the attorneys at BHGA had previously practiced at Nadler, Pritikin, & Mirabelli, a leading Chicago divorce firm. Three of the firm’s partners are fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a prestigious invitation-only body of the nation’s top divorce attorneys.
In addition to their location in Chicago’s Loop, the firm also counsels clients living in the northern and western suburbs from their two DuPage County offices and their Lake County office.