Elizabeth J. ChackoLocation: Wheaton, Illinois
Phone: (630) 580-9645
Fax: 630-580-9658
Email: Email me

Litigation Percentage

80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law Certificate, DePaul University, 2004

Guardian ad Litem for minor children in divorce and parentage cases, Domestic Relations Division, 2006 – Present

Guardian ad Litem for minor children in adoption cases and disabled adults in guardianship cases, Chancery Division, 2006 – Present

Qualified Mediator for divorce litigation, 2010

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2004


DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D. – 2004

Honors: Dean’s List

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL
B.S. – 1998
Honors: Dean’s List

Major: Microbiology

Minor: History

Published Works

The Changing Role of the Tender Years Doctrine: Gender Bias, Parenthood, and Illinois Law., By Erin N. Birt and Elizabeth J. Chacko , The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Vol. 26 (2013-14)


Virtual Visitation and Internet Parenting, DuPage Bar Association, 2009

Speaker for the Virtual Visitation Seminar

Taught, ” Basics of Dissolution of Marriage, 2010″, DuPage Bar Association, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

DuPage Bar Association

DuPage County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, 2013 – Present

Dupage County Bar Association Child Advocacy Committee, Chair, 2013 – 2014

Dupage County Bar Association Child Advocacy Committee, Vice-Chair, 2012 – 2013

Past Employment Positions

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Legal Intern , 2003

Tameling & Associates P.C., Associate Attorney, 2004 – 2005

Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, L.L.C,, 2006 – 2011

Pro Bono Activities

DuPage Legal Aid, 2004 – Present