How We Are Different

Settlement-Based Approach

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.

Affordable, Transparent Representation

We are 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, flat fees and subscription fees. Please see our services page for detailed pricing information and contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

About Attorney Eleanor Endzel

Endzel Law, LLC is very proud to announce that Attorney Eleanor Endzel has been rated as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine each year from 2017 – 2023! This distinction is earned by fewer than 2.5% of all Illinois young lawyers and is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement.

Eleanor (Nora) Endzel is the owner and principal attorney at Endzel Law, LLC. Nora 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 she clerked for the Honorable Judge Michael Hyman 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 using alternative billing methods and limited scope representation, when possible. Nora primarily practices family law with an emphasis on cooperative divorce.  In 2014, Nora completed an interdisciplinary Collaborative Law training and is proud to also offer the Collaborative Divorce process to her clients.

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 with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in the areas of divorce, parentage, adoption and as a Child’s Representative and Guardian ad litem.

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