Gunnar Gitlin

663 East Calhoun Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
United States
Office Phone: 815-338-9401
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP



Mr. Gitlin’s firm, the Gitlin Law Firm, P.C. in Woodstock, Illinois, exclusively handles family law cases. Attorney Gitlin is the author of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law (4th Edition), having extensively updated the treatise based upon the statutory rewrites to Illinois divorce law from 2015 through 2018. Attorney Gitlin was honored with the Michael S. Cohen award "for continuing commitment and contribution to the professional education of matrimonial lawyers." Gunnar has lectured nationally and throughout Illinois. Mr. Gitlin is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. As a Fellow, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter for 10 years, served as a Vice President of the Board of Directors and served as chair or co-chair of their CLE committee for the Illinois Chapter for a dozen years. He was chaired for several years the AAML's Institute for Training Matrimonial Associates. Mr. Gitlin is also a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers. Mr. Gitlin has been given the President's Special Recognition Award by the Illinois Chapter of the AAML. Gunnar is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He was honored by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education as a “Master Teacher." He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2007. He is also a SuperLawyer since 2006.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Juris Doctor

Professional Activities

Fellow American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Frequent lecturer for organizations including the AAML, the ABA Family Law Section, Law Education Institute and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Undergraduate Education

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, B.A. English 1984

Professional Education

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1987


The Gitlin Law Firm has been at the forefront of improving the practice of Illinois family law as Gunnar J. Gitlin is the only practicing family lawyer selected by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education as a 'Master Teacher.' Each lawyer of the Gitlin Law Firm is a Fellow of the IACP. Gunnar Gitlin has seen that collaborative divorce is an option that should be considered by far more people going through the difficult process of divorce in Illinois.