Northern Illinois
Education and Child Advocacy
Law Firm

Whitted + Takiff LLC, is a focused education, disability, and child advocacy law firm located in Northbrook, Illinois. We represent parents, institutions, and professionals in the greater Chicago area, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, and the other collar counties, and throughout northern Illinois.

Depth of Experience

The depth of experience offered by the attorneys of Whitted + Takiff is extensive. Among our team of lawyers are a board president of an education corporation; a former school board member; former special education and elementary teachers; current and former law professors; a professor of psychiatry; a former juvenile court probation officer; a former attorney for the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian; former public defenders; a former judge; and a number of board members and directors of educational, youth, disability, and mental health advocacy groups.

Attorneys at our firm are frequently asked to share knowledge with our peers in the form of lectures, seminars, and in-service trainings. Lawyers and educational professionals of today and tomorrow turn to members of our team to learn about education law.

We are closely involved in education advocacy and policy throughout the community, working with educational and juvenile organizations, House and Senate representatives, school boards, and other groups. We work on a daily basis to make things better for schools, students, and education professionals.

At Whitted + Takiff, we believe in working as a team to seek efficient, practical and creative solutions for our clients. We bring the sum of our backgrounds and knowledge to bear on every case. Our goal is to get results that are right for you.

We are available to advise or represent parents, schools, institutions and professionals in a wide range of matters, including individualized education programs (IEPs), disciplinary actions, juvenile criminal defense issues, bullying, and much more. We encourage you to contact us through this Web site or by calling 847-564-8662 to learn about how one of our experienced education lawyers or advocates can help you.