About Judge Chantelle Porter

Chantelle was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Circuit Judge to the 18th Judicial Circuit of DuPage County. Chantelle has spent her career representing children and families. Chantelle is an active leader in the legal community and has been recognized by her colleagues.


  • Cook County Public Guardian - representing over 200 children in the foster care system
  • DuPage County Public Defender – supervising the Juvenile Division
  • DuPage County Guardian ad Litem – representing children in dependency court and domestic relations
  • Partner, A. Traub & Associates - practicing in all areas of Family Law, trained mediator and parent coordinator


  • Illinois Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Board
  • Illinois Children's Justice Task Force
  • Illinois Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Illinois Judicial College Committee on Guardian ad litem Education
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality


  • Board of Governors for the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Board of Directors DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA)
  • President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Board of the DuPage County Bar Foundation


  • The Ohio State University, B.A. Political Science
  • DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctor and Family Law Certificate


  • DuPage County Bar Association "Basic Skill Seminar" presenting on Juvenile Law
  • DuPage County Bar Association Child Advocacy Seminar on "Ethical Issues When Representing Children"
  • DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Section "Juvenile Court Procedures: Basics for the Family Law Practitioner"
  • DuPage County Bar Association Guardian ad Litem Training "Intro to DCFS and Juvenile Cases"
  • Illinois Association of Family and Conciliation Courts "DCFS Involvement in Family Court Cases"
  • Kane County Bar Association "DCFS and Family Law"
  • Domestic Relations, Circuit Court of Cook County, Child Representative Seminar "DCFS and Domestic Relations"

Awards and Recognitions:

  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2008, B.R.I.E.F. Women to Watch
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2008-2009, Outstanding Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2008-2009, Pro Bono Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2010-2011, Pro Bono Service Award
  • Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Scholarship for ABA Conference held in Washington DC on Improving Parent Representation in the Child Welfare System, 2011
  • Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Scholarship for the National Association of Counsel for Children's 35th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference Family Matters – Advocacy for all Parties in the Childs Best Interests, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition, 2012-2021
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2022, Directors Award


  • Addison School District 4 PTA member
  • Born and raised in Hanover Park and has resided in DuPage for over 14 years
  • Trustee for the Wheaton Library Board
  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc a public service organization
  • Member DuPage County Branch NAACP

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