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Allen Gabe
Charter Member
Family and Divorce Law

1834 Walden Office Square, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA


As a specialist in family law, real estate, litigation, and business and corporate law, Allen has provided responsible legal representation for clients in a wide variety of matters for over 30 years. He combines his extensive experience and proven track record with a singular focus on his clients’ needs. In family law matters, Allen counsels clients in the emotional and legal battles involved in divorce, custody, prenuptial agreements, child support, and paternity. He is known for treating his clients with dignity and respect as they work through sensitive issues. His numerous business and corporate clients benefit from his vast experience and knowledge. Allen’s skills and experience in both residential and commercial real estate law are widely respected among real estate professionals and clients alike. In addition to representing real estate buyers and sellers, his services include lease negotiation and construction contracts. Allen’s skills as a litigator are also highly regarded. He is known to advocate intelligently and aggressively for his clients in both bench and jury trials. Allen is active in a number of community service organizations, including being the attorney for the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce. A long-standing member of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates, Allen has served as President, Secretary, Treasurer, a Director and Board Member. Allen is currently on the Board of Directors and is the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates Charitable Foundation and was named Rotarian of the Year for his Rotary Club. Allen is also on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and is the attorney for Rotary District 6440. A sought-after public speaker within the attorney community, Allen has presented at seminars for both the Chicago Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Allen received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Arts Radio/TV Broadcasting from Michigan State University, and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp.

Allen S. Gabe
Charter Member
Family and Divorce Law

1834 Walden Office Sq, Ste 500, Schaumburg, IL 60173


Kelly Sabo Gaden
Charter Member
Medical Malpractice Law

205 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606, USA


Scott Gibson
Charter Member
Personal Injury Law

415 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085


Since 1987 Scott B. Gibson has practiced exclusively as a plaintiff’s attorney representing injured people and families for all types of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases. Scott, Brian and the lawyers of Gibson Lewis have successfully won over $200 million in compensation for our clients through successful trial verdicts and settlements. Scott has tried over 85 jury trials in multiple State Courts and Federal Court. Scott has also personally written briefs and argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, the 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the 1st and 2nd District Illinois Appellate Courts. Scott has been nominated by invitation and elected pursuant to peer review into the most prestigious trial associations in United States and Illinois. Scott is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, Top 100 personal attorneys in the State of Illinois and The Super Lawyers. In 1996, Leading Attorneys/Leading Lawyers issued its inaugural peer-reviewed list of the top 1% of all personal injury attorneys in the state of Illinois. As certified by his peers Scott has been consistently been recertified each year. As recently as October, 2013 Scott is only such attorney with main offices in the Lake County seat of Waukegan. Scott is a member of the Multimillion Dollars Advocates Forum, Elite Lawyers of America, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and has achieved for many years Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV” for legal ability and ethics. In 2009 Scott was elected unanimously as the President of the Lake County Bar Association and in 2013 as President of the Lake County Bar Foundation. Scott was a founding Board member and original Treasurer of the Lake County Child Advocacy Center. The Center was the first of its kind in Illinois to provide a safe place and expert therapeutic support for child victims of sexual assault and physical abuse. Scott is a frequent speaker and author regarding personal injury law and trial practice. Please see Scott’s full curriculum vitae for more information regarding Scott’s career.

Carl Gilmore
Charter Member
Family and Divorce Law

4 E Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, USA


Carl practices family law, adoption, parentage, probate and general civil litigation in McHenry County, Illinois. He has been licensed for 25 years in Illinois and Wisconsin. Carl was a three-time chair of the American Bar Association adoption committee, served as president of the McHenry County Bar Association, and was honored as 2000-2001 Illinois Young Lawyer of the Year. His published legal writings can be found in books, book chapters and legal magazines. Carl wrote the book Illinois Parentage Law and served as president of the McHenry County Bar Association. Mr. Carl also served as an article editor for the ABA's Family Advocate magazine, as an update editor for LexisNexis, and as a speaker for the Illinois State Bar Association, MCBA, ABA and other organizations. In 2015, Mr. Carl contributed chapters on adoption and parentage to Illinois Family Law, published by LexisNexis, and his updated chapters are expected to be published in late 2020. Carl received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1994. His undergraduate degree was conferred by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Carl’s trial experience includes divorce, child custody and child support, adoption, juvenile court, small claims, probate and guardianship, business disputes and arbitration. He is a certified guardian ad litem in Illinois and Wisconsin courts, and is a certified family law mediator. Carl has also successfully prosecuted and defended appeals. Carl is president of the Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 board of education, and has served on the D200 board since 2013.