Eleanor Endzel

Eleanor (Nora) Endzel received her B.S. from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2006 and her J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in 2012. During law school Eleanor worked as an extern for the Honorable Judge Michael Hyman (now a Justice of the First Appellate District) and the Honorable Judge Kathleen Kennedy in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division, where she saw time and again how people without attorneys stumbled through the litigation process. Upon graduation, Nora was accepted to the inaugural class of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s “Justice Entrepreneurs Project”, a legal incubator created to help new lawyers develop sustainable practices serving low and middle income clients.

Dedicated to serving people who lack access to affordable legal services, Nora formed Endzel Law, LLC in 2013 and focuses on providing affordable representation primarily on a subscription basis and limited scope representation, when possible. Endzel Law, LLC focuses on family law with an emphasis on cooperative divorce. 

In 2014, Nora completed an interdisciplinary Collaborative Law training and offers the Collaborative Divorce process to her clients. In 2018, Nora completed the requirements to be appointed as a Child’s Representative or Guardian ad Litem representing children in the Domestic Relations Division of Cook County.

Nora is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  She also volunteers her time as a pro bono attorney at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in the areas of divorce, parentage, adoption and as a Child’s Representative. She also serves on their Junior Board.

Endzel Law, LLC is very proud to announce that Nora has been rated as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Endzel Law, LLC. is a modern family law practice dedicated to helping families resolve conflicts mindfully with a focus on cooperation and mediation.

We look at the family as a whole rather than as rival parties, utilizing a settlement-based approach to resolve family conflicts. Although we zealously advocate for our clients’ interests and engage in litigation when necessary, we believe that excellent results can be achieved with a cooperative, holistic approach to legal disputes. Our clients benefit from this approach, receiving efficient representation focused on settlement from the beginning, which generally translates to reduced litigation costs. Our approach also promotes more cooperative co-parenting by reducing emotionally charged litigation, fostering a sense of civility and respect between the parents.

Why Cooperative Family Law?

Endzel Law, LLC is committed to affordable and transparent representation for our clients. We accomplish this by offering a variety of representation options to fit your budget including full scope representation, limited scope representation, and flat fee options for our clients. Please see our Services page for detailed pricing information and contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Endzel Law, LLC is in the news!

Read recent articles about our innovative law firm model from the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Check out this video about Nora Endzel, Endzel Law and the Justice Entrepreneurs Project