Rita C. Maldonado
Vice President, Senior Attorney
From an early age it was Rita Maldonado's fondest wish to help families
in need. Today, she has realized her dream as a Family Law Attorney, dedicating
her law career to helping her clients make it through this difficult phase
of their lives. She began her career at Wakenight & Associates, P.C.
in February 2003 as an Associate Attorney, having received her Juris Doctorate
from The John Marshall Law School in June 2002 and being admitted to the
Bar in November 2002. While attending law school, in addition to her studies,
Rita's full calendar included many additional activities, such as
the Hispanic Law Society and serving as Secretary of the Children's
Law Society. She successfully competed in the prestigious Moot Court Competition,
all while also a member of the Choir that performed at functions relative
to the law school.
Rita concentrates her practice on litigation of all complex family law issues. Through her extensive experience handling complex custody litigation, she holds the position of Senior Associate at the Mokena office and Vice President of the Divorce and Family Law Offices of Wakenight & Associates, P.C. Rita is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. In addition to her custody litigation experience Rita has completed the requisite training to represent children in custody cases as a Guardian Ad Litem and in Will County she has been added to the list of Court approved attorneys eligible to serve in this capacity. With compassion, sympathy, and a wealth of experience, Rita has what it takes to effectively serve her clients and find the best solutions.
Areas of Practice: Dedicated Solely to Divorce and Family Law including but not limited to Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Guardianship, Removal, Child Support, Maintenance, Property Division, Visitation, Parenting Time, Post-Decree Litigation, Grandparents Rights, Etc.
- Illinois, 2002
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. - 2002
Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
- B.A. - 1998
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
- Will County Bar Association (WCBA)
- Chicago Bar Association (CBA)