Attorney at Law Oren Graupe Smiling

I have a deep and diverse legal background, which includes experience in plaintiff’s personal injury, commercial litigation, residential real estate, estate planning, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and family law. Through my career, I have regularly handled all aspects of family law and domestic relations, including:

  • Pre and postnuptial agreements
  • Non-contested, low-cost divorces
  • Complex child-related issues
  • Business valuation
  • Support
  • Post-decree, paternity, and alternative dispute resolution

I strive to be available to my clients. I work to combine an aggressive, straightforward approach with an ability to make difficult topics easier to access. In addition to litigation, I recognize that many clients want and need a swift resolution to their conflict and always keep that in mind.

My Background

I am trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). As a certified Neutral, I am able to mediate disputes of all types and sizes. I will integrate my transactional, litigation, and ADR background to develop cohesive and comprehensive case plans in all realms of my practice. Prior to opening my own firm early in 2016, I began my career at a small personal injury firm where I litigated catastrophic personal injury matters, ranging from municipal tort immunity cases and devastating brain injuries to fender-benders.

I developed an abiding dedication to family law after joining another firm and revamping the family law division, transforming it from a fast-paced practice handling only uncontested matters to a customer-oriented litigation practice. From there, I was hand-selected by one of Chicago’s most prestigious family lawyers to join his boutique firm where I learned a great deal and fine-tuned my craft.

Throughout my career, I have represented indigent clients, small and large-sized business owners (and their spouses), stay at home moms and dads, professional athletes, and wives and girlfriends, fathers and mothers. I have protected generational wealth and helped to make my client’s feel whole again in the face of contentious lawsuits.

I have tried both bench and jury cases and regularly appear in Cook County and the collar counties including Lake County, DuPage County, Kane County, and McHenry County. The high regard in which my services are held by those communities is reflected by an unsolicited selection to Illinois' Super Lawyers - Rising Stars list in 2017 and 2018 consecutively, an honor which is selected by my colleagues in the legal community.

 

Education

  • J.D., Law, The John Marshall School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., English, The University of Rochester, 2003

Licenses

  • The Illinois State Bar, 2008