A committed advocate for people with disabilities and those in need, Gabrielle Romano represents clients in the probate administration process including decedent and guardianship estates for disabled adults and minors.
Gabrielle thoroughly listens and is sensitive to each client’s needs and her unique and personal approach is largely attributed to having a sibling with autism. Her firsthand experience managing challenging and emotional situations allows her to effectively counsel families and individuals with disabilities. She has been involved in various contested probate matters from opening estates and transferring assets to litigating claims, citations and will and trust contests.
She also comes with experience creating individualized estate planning documents, including special needs trusts, wills and powers of attorney.
Through her involvement in networking events and continuing legal education seminars, Gabrielle stays up-to-date with developments in the law.
Often appointed by judges as Guardian Ad Litem to assist in matters relating to the adjudication of adult disabled individuals, Gabrielle is equally committed to her community as she is to her clients. She regularly provides pro bono work to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and is a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. She was also recently named vice chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Practice Committee for the 2020-2021 term.
In 2021, Gabrielle was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star list by Super Lawyers, which is an honor earned by only 2.5% of Illinois attorneys.
Gabrielle earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Intensive Trial Advocacy and Trial Advocacy II. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health with a minor in Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Family centered, Gabrielle enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring Chicago and, as a theater buff, attending musicals.