Theresa Kulat

17W635 BUTTERFIELD RD, Suite 318
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois 60181
United States
Office Phone: 6303102431
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Our Mission: Empower people in the divorce process and other legal matters to negotiate agreements that enable them to build healthy new lives, prosper financially, and co-parent children effectively.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation, Neutral Case Facilitator, Trainer
License(s): Licensed to Practice law in Illinois

Professional Activities

I served as President of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois in 2016 and 2017. I am a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Divorce Illinois, and the DuPage County Bar Association.

Undergraduate Education

John Carroll Univerity, University Heights, OH, 1984, B.A., Cum Laude, in Economics, Minor in French

Professional Education

Unversity of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, 1992, J.D., Cum Laude


Theresa Beran Kulat settles cases. Working as a mediator, a Collaborative lawyer, and a neutral case facilitator, she is passionate about helping families heal. She currently services on the Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. A Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, she has held many leadership positions, including President in 2016 and 2017. Theresa received a B.A. with Honors in Economics from John Carroll University and her J.D. with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previous employers include the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Proctor & Gamble; and Ottosen Britz, Ltd. Her writing credits include: "Holistic Divorce: An Opportunity for Transformation", published in "Stress-Free Divorce," and the Collaborative Process Act chapter in "Gitlin on Divorce." She provides training and public speaking through her other company, Trinity Collaboration, Inc.
Collaborative Training Offered

2012 - Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Basic Training - University of Illinois

2012 – Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice –Rockford,IL

2011 – Illinois State Bar Association Nuts and Bolts of Collaborative Practice

2011 – Client Counseling Skills – IICLE

2010 – Chicago Bar Association – Collaborative Law Introduction