Stephanie L. Tang
Title/s: Family Law Attorney & Mediator, Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C.
Stephanie L. Tang represents individuals in all aspects of family and matrimonial law proceedings. As a certified mediator and fellow with Collaborative Divorce Illinois, Tang offers clients alternative processes to resolve their divorce outside of the courtroom. Tang is also a Certified Financial Litigator with the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, uniquely positioning herself to assist clients with complex financial issues.
Tang graduated from University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude with pro bono notation. While in school, Tang received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Family Law and Regulations of Financial Institutions. Tang also received the Marguerite L. Rickert Award for Excellence in both Legal Writing and Service as one of the top eight students in her graduating class in both areas.
In 2017, Tang was selected among over 2,300 volunteer attorneys to receive the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding pro bono services by the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago’s first and pre-eminent legal aid organization. In 2019, Tang was recognized as Young Lawyer of the Year by the Illinois State Bar Association. Since 2016, Tang has been selected annually to receive the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in Divorce for outstanding client reviews from clients she represented through divorce proceedings. Since 2018, Tang has been selected annually as a Rising Star attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, an award given to less than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years old in Illinois. Since 2017, Tang has been recognized annually as an Emerging Lawyer as one of the top family law attorneys under 40 years old who have been practicing for 10 or fewer years.
Tang is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and Family Law Section Councils. As the current secretary and chair of the case law committee for the Family Law Section Council, Tang briefs and presents on recently published family law cases to practitioners and judges on a monthly basis. Tang is also the current Secretary of the Center for Disability and Elder Law’s Young Professionals Board. In this capacity, Tang helps plan Senior Center Initiatives through which members help seniors prepare durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Property to avoid potential abuse and financial exploitation.
BA, Departmental Honors in Legal Studies, Northwestern University
JD, Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois College of Law
Examining Special Considerations for Graying Divorces, 28 Elder L.J. 39 (2020). Link: https://theelderlawjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Tang.pdf.
2017-2018 Survey of Illinois Law: Family Law, 43(4) SIU L.J. 845 (2019). Link: https://law.siu.edu/_common/documents/law-journal/articles%20-%202019/summer-2019/10%20-%20Tang%20jr%208%202.pdf.
Is Cryptocurrency the New Swiss Bank Account? (with Janice Boback), 107(5) Bar J. 18 (May 2019). Link: https://www.isba.org/ibj/2019/05/iscryptocurrencythenewswissbankacco
Arguing Affidavits of Support, 105(8) Bar J. 17 (Aug. 2017). Link: https://www.isba.org/ibj/2017/08/arguingaffidavitssupport
Stress-Free Divorce Volume 02: Conversations with Leading Divorce Professionals, Chapter, Remarkable Press (2017). Link: https://kogutwilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Stress-Free-Divorce-chapter.pdf
Increasing the Role of Agency Deference in Curbing Online Banking Fraud, 91(2) D. L. Rev. 329 (2016). Link: https://commons.und.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1109&context=ndlr
When “Yes” Might Mean “No”: Standardizing State Criteria to Evaluate the Capacity to Consent to Sexual Activity for Elderly with Neurocognitive Disorders, 22(2) Elder L.J. 449 (2015). Link: http://publish.illinois.edu/elderlawjournal/files/2015/03/Tang.pdf