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Stephanie Tang

Title/s:  Family Law Attorney & Mediator, Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C.

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About

Stephanie L. Tang represents individuals in all aspects of family and matrimonial law proceedings. As a certified mediator and fellow with the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Stephanie is able to offer clients alternative processes to resolve their divorce outside of the courtroom. Stephanie is also a Certified Financial Litigator with the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, uniquely positioning herself to assist clients with complex financial issues.

Stephanie graduated from University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude with pro bono notation. While in school, Stephanie received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Family Law and Regulations of Financial Institutions. Stephanie 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, Stephanie 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, Stephanie was recognized as “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Illinois State Bar Association.

Since 2016, Stephanie 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, Stephanie has been selected annually as a “Rising Star” attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, an award only given to less than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years old in Illinois.  Since 2017, Stephanie 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.

Stephanie 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, Stephanie briefs and presents on recently published family law cases to practitioners and judges on a monthly basis.  Stephanie is also the current Secretary of the Center for Disability and Elder Law’s Young Professionals Board.  In this capacity, Stephanie 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.

Degrees

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois College of Law

B.A. with Honors in Legal Studies, Northwestern University

Program Areas

Legal Writing

Courses Taught

Legal Writing