Chicago Office

2 N. Riverside Plaza, Ste 1830
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-897-2010
Fax: 847-637-5140

Crystal Lake Office

333 Commerce Dr., Ste 900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-3000
Fax: 815-455-3049


Schaumburg Office

1990 Algonquin Rd., Ste 240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-637-5140
Fax: 847-637-5140

Attorney Lillian G. Gonzalez

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Lillian G. Gonzalez is an experienced civil litigator. Her practice includes all areas involving Family law, Mortgage Foreclosure, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Illinois Secretary of State Reinstatement of Driving Privileges. Lillian strongly believes that all individuals deserve equal access to justice and realizes that every individual and family have values and goals for themselves and their families. She listens to what the client has to say and provides the client with legal options so that they may feel empowered while navigating the legal system.

Attorney Gonzalez joined Bruning & Associates, P.C. in January 2019.  Prior to joining Bruning & Associates, P.C. she was the owner of Gonzalez Law Office, Ltd., where she practiced law for 12 years.  Before she became a licensed attorney, Ms. Gonzalez was a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and carried various positions with Social Service Agencies in the Chicagoland area. 

La Abogada Gonzalez es completamente bilingue

Honors & Awards

  • Northeastern Illinois University, Women’s Studies Department Student of Distinction Award – for Community Involvement and family advocacy
  • Awarded Lake County Prairie State Legal Services Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2012 for providing legal services to victims of domestic violence 


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice with a minor in Women’s Studies – Northeastern Illinois University – May 2000
  • Juris Doctor – Thomas M. Cooley Law School – May 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
    • Divorce / Divorcio 
    • Custody / Custodia 
    • Mediation / Mediacion
    • Guardianship / Tutela 
    • Orders of Protection / Ordenes de Proteccion 
    • Department of Family Services Abuse and Neglect/ Departamento de Familias abuso y negligencia de menores 
  • Immigration Law / Inmigracion 
    • DACA 
    • I-130 
    • Deportation Defense / Defensa Contra la Deportacion
  • Bankruptcy/ Bancarrota 
    • Chapter 7 Consumer Debt Discharge/ Capitulo 7 descarga de deudas 
  • Illinois Secretary of State Reinstatement of Driving Privileges/ Secretaria del Estado de Illinois permiso de trabajo 

Admitted to Bar

  • Illinois Supreme Court Bar Admission, May 2007
  • United States of America Northern District of Illinois Admission, July 2008
  • United States of America Western District of Wisconsin Admission, 2012
  • Nevada Limited Admission Emeritus Attorney Certificate, March 2017
  • United States of America Central District of Illinois Admission, October 2018

Legal Membership

  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Lake County Bar Association 
  • McHenry Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association

Service Membership

  • Volunteer Work
    • Children’s Attorney Project – Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    • Pro Bono Attorney for Prairie State Legal Services of Lake County
      • Represented domestic violence victims
    • Court Appointed Special Advocate by Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County
      • December 2007 to December 2016
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association Child Advocacy 
      • Volunteer Attorney at Tornillo Texas, Tent City prepared unaccompanied minors for Master Calendar Hearings in Court interviewing for credible fear and possible sex trafficking of minors 

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