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Stephen R. Botti

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Stephen R. Botti is a principal in the Law Firm of Botti Marinaccio, LTD. He has received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating. Mr. Botti is recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the field of family law and child custody in the Chicago metropolitan area. A former Cook County prosecutor, he has practiced family law for over 33 years and has successfully litigated or negotiated settlements in many high profile Illinois family law cases. Mr. Botti has significant expertise with complex estates that involve multi-million dollar holdings and require sophisticated financial expertise in the areas of business and property valuation, child custody, visitation, child support, and maintenance incidents to upper bracket marital estates. He is also trained in Collaborative Law as well as Cooperative Law.

Mr. Botti is the past President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support, and other family law issues.

To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The 1,600 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill, and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism and competence.

Mr. Botti is also a fellow in the highly prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and expert family law specialists in their countries. He also has been selected as a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer in 2019, 2020 and 2021, in addition to being selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1980
  • Florida, 2011


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, J.D., 1979
  • University of Richmond School of Business Administration, Richmond, Virginia, B.S., 1976

Honors and Awards

  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation's Top 1% of All Attorneys
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys - One of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in the State of Illinois
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100, 2019 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2005 - Present
  • Avvo, Top Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell, Peer Rated, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers (2011-2014), Vice President (2014-2015), President (2015-2016)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Member
  • Selected by peers as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law

Past Employment Positions

  • Cook County, Assistant State's Attorney, 1981-1984
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2015 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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