Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C.

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500 Davis Street – Suite 1006
Evanston, Illinois 60201


Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C. is one of the only “fully Collaborative” law firms in the Chicago area. The firm was founded by Brigitte Bell, a nationally recognized pioneer in both Collaborative Law and mediation who is annually included in the Best Lawyers of America in Collaborative Family Law. While we specialize in family law and divorce, we also have expertise in elder law, adoption, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Each of our attorneys is a Fellow of Collaborative Divorce Illinois, an experienced mediator, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. We pride ourselves on creating and supporting a non-adversarial, problem-solving approach that fosters respect and self-determination, and results in long-lasting solutions. Our goal is for clients to leave the divorce arena ready to move confidently and optimistically into the next phase of their lives.

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Shannon Sobanski
I recommend Ms. Bell and her staff highly. They were courteous, kind, and professional. Their services were timely and they were very empathetic throughout my case.

Brigitte is a lawyer from the new era, one who works compassionately, fairly and swiftly to make the divorce process as smooth a transition as possible. She sets firm and beneficial boundaries, modeling how to manage difficult relationships. If you need these services, I wouldn't recommend anyone else!

Ben Wallach
Rita was able to think out of the box and successfully manage a not so conventional agreement. I am very grateful for her efforts!

Timothy Barrett
The “best” I’ve ever worked with under difficult circumstances.

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