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Attorney Profiles

Michael Tristano


President & Senior Attorney

Michael has been licensed to practice law in State of Illinois since 1982. He received his legal training at DePaul University. Michael initially started in criminal law, domestic relations, and bankruptcy for the first 5 years of his practice. After that period, he made the decision to focus specifically on domestic relations. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He was a long time member of the Child Representative Panel. He has continued his legal education with a special interest in psychological testing in child custody cases. Throughout his career he has represented his clients in thousands of contested hearings and trials. In his free time, he considers himself a wood and metal worker.

Ceil Tristano


Managing Attorney

Ceil has been licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois since 1975. Ceil started her education with a B.S. from the University of Illinois. She received her legal training at DePaul University. After a year of practice she returned to the University to work in the low to moderate-income legal clinic as faculty. In 1989, she left DePaul full time (remaining part time to teach matrimonial law) and joined her husband Michael Tristano in private practice. Over the past 20 years she has concentrated her practice on Divorce, Custody, Support, Visitation and related matters. She has continued legal education with a special interest in understanding the effects of divorce on Children. In her spare time she enjoys being a doggie grandmother to her children’s eight dogs.

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