| Practice Description: Thomas E. Grotta has been practicing law since 1975, concentrating in the practice of divorce and custody litigation. He obtains constant updates on family law through seminars, publications, case law advance sheets and new legislation updates. Mr. Grotta is a member of:|
Family Law Section of the Illinois Bar Association
Family Law Section of the Will County Bar Association
Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
He has also been recognized for his pursuit of excellence in advocacy by the National Institute of Trial Attorneys and has been selected by peers and recognized by the Illinois Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, and by DePaul University College of Law; Family Law Center. Mr. Grotta is also a recipient of the National Republican Congressional Committee "Congressional order of Merit" and DePaul College of Law commendation for outstanding contribution to the practice of family law. He is a recipient of the Biltmore Who's Who Honors in 2007 and 2008. He is also a recipient and an Honored V.I.P. Member of Cambridge Who's Who in 2007 and 2008.
Mr. Grotta has presented lectures and seminars on divorce and custody litigation for the Chicago Bar Association and for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Seminars include Successfully Analyzing, Negotiating and Trying Child Custody Cases: Preparing Child Custody Case (2003 and 2004), Preparing and Trying Domestic Relations Cases: Direct and Cross Examination of Mental Health Experts (2004, 2005 and 2006), and IICLE Child Custody Litigation Today: Using Expert Witnesses to Your Advantage (2006).
Mr. Grotta's practice involves complex financial litigation including valuation of large marital estates, awards of maintenance and support based upon significant income of supporting spouse, tax ramifications of distributions of assets and tax impact on awards of spousal maintenance.
Mr. Grotta also concentrates in the area of highly contested custody litigation and appropriate awards of support on behalf of children and their ongoing educational expenses for higher education.
Notable Cases and Results:
Extensive trials regarding custody of children, expansive marital estates, litigation of Prenuptial Agreements, business valuations, tracing of assets and funds, and establishing spousal maintenance (names withheld for privacy of clients).
Year of Birth: 1946
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law--Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement: Honor Roll
Undergraduate School: Chicago State College
High School and Jr. College Teacher of Business Law and Accounting
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois Bar Association; Speaker
Chicago Bar Association; Speaker
Will County Bar Association; Speaker
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Speaker
Contributor and Supporter of Humane Societies
Successfully Analyzing, Negotiating and Trying Child Custody Cases
Preparing Child Custody Cases
Preparing and Trying Domestic Relations Cases
Direct and Cross Examination of Mental Health Experts
IICLE Child Custody Litigation Today: Using Expert Witnesses to Your Advantage
Practice Group Description:
Thomas E. Grotta is the leading litigator for the law firm of Grotta & Associates, P.C. The firm is dedicated to comprehensive representation of divorce and post-divorce clients in regard to custodial, visitational, and complex financial aspects of their lives, including business partnership and corporation valuations, and tracking of income and assets. The support staff includes a group of experienced lawyers and paralegals concentrating in the area of divorce law and divorce litigation.
Family: Married 45 years
Additional Office Locations:
22 W. Washington, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL
5 W. Jefferson, Suite 104, Joliet, IL