Helena Livitz Trachtenberg

Helena L. Trachtenberg

Location:
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Phone:
847-705-8000
877-884-0303
Fax:
847-705-8001
Email:

Helena L. Trachtenberg joined the Law Offices of Martin A. Delaney III, Ltd. in 2011 and represents clients in family law cases ranging from dissolution of marriage, property division, maintenance, child support, parenting time (formerly known as visitation), allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody), orders of protection and administrative matters involving the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in Cook County, Lake County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Kane County and Will County. Whether litigating in the courtroom or negotiating settlement, Helena enjoys working with clients to develop strategies tailored towards achieving client goals. Helena is able to serve as a Child’s Representative and Guardian Ad Litem in Lake County.

Helena was born in Minsk, Belarus and is conversational in the Russian language. She graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Helena attended law school at the University of Miami School Of Law. During law school Helena was a Judicial Intern for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Miami, FL where she observed a wide range of family court proceedings, trials, and assisted the court in research and preparation of documents. Helena was as a Law Clerk for Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant during the summer of 2009 working on Social Security and ERISA cases. During her 3L year, Helena was as a Certified Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade School Board Attorney’s Office working primarily on special education litigation. After graduating from the law school, Helena was awarded a Legal Corps. Fellowship to practice law with the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) where she represented low-income elderly and disabled persons in Cook County in the areas of landlord-tenant, estate planning, adult guardianship, collections, consumer fraud and family law.

Helena is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Lake County Bar Association and serves on the Young Professional's Board of the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL).

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Maintenance
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time (formerly Child Custody & Visitation)
  • Child Support
  • Order of Protection
  • Administrative Cases with DCFS and HFS

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010
  • Illinois, 2011

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    • B.S. - 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • Illinois Child Support, Wright College, November 2014
  • Illinois Child Support, Truman College, December 2013

Honors and Awards

  • The National Advocates, Top 40 under 40, 2016
  • Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project Leadership, 2014-2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lake County Bar Association, 2013- Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, 2010 - Present

Languages

  • Russian