Rory T. Weiler is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) who concentrates his practice in family law, with an emphasis on cases involving child custody and more complex economic issues, especially those involving family and closely held businesses. He is a member of the Leading Lawyers Network, and has been recognized as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.”
Rory is a member of the Kane County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). He actively serves the ISBA and its charitable arm, the Illinois Bar Foundation. He has served on the AAML Illinois chapter Board of Directors and the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness. He has also served in local government and on community boards, and spoken to many civic, community and public interest groups.
Rory has lectured at seminars sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the AAML, and the ISBA on many family law topics, both substantive and practical, including child custody litigation, analysis and cross examination of psychological experts in custody litigation, financial issues in divorce and trial practice. He has authored numerous articles on family law topics and wrote a book about family law practice, “Divorce Tools and Techniques,” which has been published by James Publishing Co., www.jamespublishing.com.
He is also active in advancing the provision of legal services to the indigent. In 2001, he received the Kane County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award for his service to indigent clients, and in 2005 was awarded the ISBA’s John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award. He received the national Legal Services Corporation certificate of appreciation for service to the indigent in 2011.
Rory received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northern Illinois University in 1975, and attended John Marshal Law School, graduating in 1979. While at John Marshall, he was a staff member of the John Marshall Journal of Practice and Procedure. He was admitted to practice in Illinois, and the U.S. District Court (Northern Illinois) in November, 1979.
Rory Weiler has served as chair of the ISBA Family Law Section Council, and is currently a member of the ISBA Family Law Section Council, where he acts as co-editor of the Section’s monthly newsletter. He also is a member of the ISBA Legislation committee, and the ISBA Bar Services committee. In 2016, he was appointed by ISBA President Umberto Davi to serve on the ISBA Special Committee for the Review of the Collaborative Law Process. He has served two terms on the ISBA Assembly, and is currently an elected member of the ISBA Board of Governors, where he serves on the Scope and Correlation Committee of the Board. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA.
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