Janice Dantes

Janice Dantes

Pinay Law LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois
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Janice, lovingly known by the nickname “Apple” in her family, is a passionate attorney specializing in family law. She was born in Angeles City, Philippines at the location previously known as Clark Air Force Base and relocated to Chicago, Illinois with her family when she was just three years old. Fluent in Tagalog, Janice is particularly interested in serving the legal needs of the Filipino community in Chicago.

Janice graduated in 2005 with honors from the University of Chicago and earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University in 2012. She has been a practicing attorney in Illinois since 2013.

Janice became interested in family law when she saw so many Filipino couples, particularly Filipino women, suffering in silence with no resources to discuss their options for leaving a marriage. The Philippines, a country with a strong Roman Catholic tradition, is one of the few countries in the world where divorce remains illegal for its citizens. She has helped numerous families find a new normal and has been advocating for Filipina women, especially those in abusive relationships and financially precarious positions, leave their spouses.

In her spare time, Janice is a wife and mother of three sons. Her husband is also a lawyer. Janice is an active member of various legal organizations. She is a former president of the Filipino American Lawyer Association (FALA) currently runs the organization’s pro bono legal clinic AGiLA (Attorneys Giving Legal Advice), a satellite clinic of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS).

Janice is the owner of Pinay Law LLC, a boutique law firm located in downtown Chicago serving the legal needs of Chicago’s Filipino community primarily in the areas of divorce, child custody/support, guardianship, estate planning, probate, real estate, and personal injury/worker’s compensation. Tuloy po kayo!

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • Tagalog: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Owner
Pinay Law LLC
- Current
Owner and Practicing Attorney of Pinay Law LLC, a boutique law firm focused on providing legal services to Chicago's Filipino American community in the areas of family law, estate planning, real estate, probate, and personal injury.
DePaul College of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
Activities: Asian American Bar Association Scholarship Recipient Miss Asia DePaul 2011
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University of Chicago
B.A. (2005) | Public Policy Studies
Dean's List
Honors: With Honors
Activities: President of Samahan, the Filipino Students Association of the University of Chicago
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Rising Star
Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame
Via Times News Publication
Miss Asia DePaul
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Scholarship awardee
Asian American Bar Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
ISBA Minority Bar CLE, ISBA Minority Bar CLE, Chicago
Illinois State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Janice A. Dantes
35 East Wacker Drive Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 546-5077
Cell: (815) 414-9530
Fax: (312) 782-4519
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed