Mario Ventrelli is an experienced lawyer who has dedicated his entire career to helping his family law clients move forward successfully after divorce. For nearly two decades, he has served divorce and family law clients in the Greater Chicagoland Area. Mario is skilled in all aspects of matrimonial work including child custody and support, property allocation, prenuptial agreements and maintenance/alimony awards.
He also has extensive experience in valuation of closely-held businesses and corporations, allocation of retirement plans and benefits, analysis of executive compensation and personal and corporate taxation issues. While his primary practice is in Lake and Cook County, Mario regularly handles cases in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Winnebago, McHenry and Will Counties.
When strategizing financial matters with a client, Mario analyzes and quantifies all aspects of the case and then takes a cost/benefit approach to the litigation. He distills complex matters into basic dollars and cents for his clients and uses his experience to guide them in their decision on whether to settle matters or to take them to trial. In child-custody matters, Mario takes holistic approach designed to achieve client goals while minimizing damage to the family.
As a result of his litigation prowess, Mario is a sought-after, national lecturer and presenter on a wide variety of family law topics including trial advocacy, compensation structures, negotiation and mediation tactics, asset and income discovery and classification, pre-marital agreements, property division, trusts, business valuations and the impact on children in a divorcing society.
A professor at the DePaul University – College of Law and faculty member of the prestigious American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Mario teaches other family law attorneys around the nation the skills necessary to be successful in the courtroom. He has been named a Super Lawyer, a Super Lawyer Rising Star and an Illinois “Leading Lawyer” each year since 2008. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America by the Naifeh & Smith publication each year since 2010.
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