About

Rinella and Rinella, Ltd., was established in Chicago in 1932 by Sam and Kathryn Rinella, a husband-and-wife team of attorneys renowned in the field of family law.

Sam Rinella co-founded the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an organization dedicated to elevating the standards of family law practice, and served as its second president. Kathryn Rinella served as president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois.

From day one, the law firm has focused exclusively on family law, and was the first family law firm in Illinois and quite possibly the country. The goal has always been to minimize the animosity in family law cases and provide the best results at the best price. Today, that remains our priority. Still located in the same downtown Chicago Office building, our team is now under the leadership of Sam and Kathryn's son, Bernard Rinella.

Our leadership, professionalism and experience have been acknowledged with numerous awards and honors, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating, and a citation in The Best Lawyers in America. We have made headlines for our success in high-profile and complex divorce and family law cases, and we have earned the respect of the legal community by treating every single client who walks in our door with the same care, attention and commitment to meaningful results.

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Contact Us To Discuss Your Family Law Case

We represent individuals in Chicago and throughout Illinois in divorce and family law matters. To schedule your initial consultation, contact our firm online or call 800-699-5181.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.