Whitted, Takiff, Hansen, LLC

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Our Success
Is Your Success

We've been very successful in negotiating favorable settlements & placements from school districts throughout Illinois.

People Are Talking

"I am eternally grateful for the professional and warm way in which you have treated me. Words can hardly begin to express..."

Vast Expertise
In-Depth Experience

Attorneys at our firm are frequently asked to share knowledge with our peers in the form of lectures, seminars, and in-service trainings.

Decades of Education Law Experience


At Whitted Takiff, we have decades of experience representing parents, mental health and child welfare providers, educational institutions, school districts, professionals, and professional organizations in all areas of education law. From our offices in Northbrook, Whitted Takiff represents clients in greater Chicago and throughout northern Illinois.

Our attorneys and advocates are a dedicated group of experienced professionals who work as a team to resolve complex problems and to reduce – not generate – conflict. And our focus is to develop efficient, practical and creative resolutions to any education law challenge you are facing. Our school law practice is extremely broad, encompassing specific legal representation in areas such as special education law, suspension and expulsion, issues related to bullying, child advocacy, litigation, and a wide variety of other related issues. In addition, for families who are not yet at the point of litigation with their local school districts, Whitted Takiff offers Educational Advocacy services, where our team of experienced advocates can assist families in procuring more appropriate special education services and placements, related services and measurable goals for their children.

For institutions, we offer legal services in special education law as well as mental health and confidentiality law, contract issues, dispute resolution involving rates, funding, licensure or collections, and a full range of litigation and liability defense. We also offer in-service training related to mental health and education law and represent educational, mental health, disability, and related professionals in IDFPR licensure disputes, education-related labor disputes, issues of confidentiality, as well as a wide range of contractual issues and litigation.  Contact us today for a consultation >