Why ContiLaw?
Who We Are

ContiLaw is a Chicago-based boutique litigation firm concentrating in family law.

The firm’s founder, Karen Conti, has been an aggressive, committed, and well-known litigator in Chicago for more than 35 years. Having started her career in a big Chicago firm, she understands the demands of large and sophisticated clients. As a smaller firm, ContiLaw takes those same client demands, well-honed legal skills and strategies and implements them in a small-firm setting, giving clients the benefit of intimate attention and fantastic results without the exorbitant fees of large city firms. Many firms—even medium-sized—pass the work through tiers of partners, junior partners and associates. This can create unnecessary fees.

At ContiLaw, lawyers and staff are utilized efficiently and frugally to make sure that clients get the very best representation at a reasonable cost.

ContiLaw’s mission is to listen, understand, strategize, plan, communicate and execute.

Every client’s problem is different and every client’s goals are different.
Therefore, every legal plan is not the same. It should be tailored specifically to what the client needs to resolve the problem and move on with his life. Creative solutions are explored and explained. Sometimes negotiation and compromise is the plan. Sometimes, the plan is litigation and trial. Lawyers at ContiLaw wear both hats. They are skilled at the art of negotiation and settlement and also possess the legal knowledge, experience and drive to win in the courtroom.

You hear it constantly. Reputation is everything. Nothing is more true in the legal profession.

Having a “shark” for a lawyer is not a good thing.
You want a representative whose reputation with judges and other lawyers is impeccable. Judges respect lawyers who have a reputation for honesty, competence and preparedness. The firm’s founder, Karen Conti, has spent her entire legal life developing a strong reputation as an influential leader in the legal community. Those 33 years of good work inure to the benefit of every single client who hires the firm. The judges and lawyers know the Firm’s lawyer will come to court prepared and ready to fight with the strongest legal support and the highest of ethical standards.

Our clients are of the greatest importance and value to us. We truly view your problems as our problems. We understand that litigation is stressful. We fully comprehend results are of the utmost importance to you. Along with a team of excellent support staff, we are in constant communication. So many people complain that lawyers do not explain the process clearly and do not return phone calls. That will never be the case at ContiLaw.

We pride ourselves on responding to client communications on an immediate basis—day, night and on the weekends.

We have long-term relationships with many of our clients—some for over 25 years. These valued relationships attest to the firm’s commitment to give clients what they need in their litigation and in their lives.