Tracey A. Wertman



“Experience you need.  Results you want.”

About Tracey A. Wertman

For more than two decades, Tracey A. Wertman has focused her practice exclusively in family law. Ms. Wertman dedicates her career to protecting her clients’ interests and securing favorable outcomes in high-net-worth cases and disputed child custody matters. Ms. Wertman understands that each case is unique and uses her experience as a family law litigator to create legal strategies specifically tailored to address each client’s individual needs and expectations.   

Among other accolades, Ms. Wertman has been named a Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network for the past 15 years. Leading Lawyers are recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in their area of law. Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois receive this distinction. She has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2014, a distinction awarded to the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the United States. 

Tracey A. Wertman has practiced exclusively in the area of family law for the past two decades, handling complex financial matters, multi-million-dollar estates, contested business valuations, tracing of assets and income, premarital and postmarital agreements, and contested custody/allocation of parental responsibilities issues. Ms. Wertman’s main priority is to protect her client’s rights throughout the divorce process while providing insightful, honest, and compassionate advice.   

Before her career as a family law attorney, Ms. Wertman was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Summit County, Ohio for six years. As a prosecutor, Ms. Wertman gained invaluable experience in the courtroom, representing Summit County, Ohio at both the state and federal levels. Ms. Wertman also spent a year as an intern/clerk for the Honorable David D. Dowd of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Since 1999, Ms. Wertman’s practice has focused solely in family law.   

Ms. Wertman is well versed in all aspects of family law litigation. She has dedicated her career to protecting her clients’ interests and securing outcomes that allow her clients to seamlessly transition to the next phase of their lives. She has prevailed on numerous contested parenting issues, representing both mothers and fathers. She has obtained favorable financial judgments involving high net worth clients and multi-million-dollar estates. Ms. Wertman appreciates the importance of practical negotiations but is known as a fierce litigator, who understands the importance of excellent litigation skills. Ms. Wertman recognizes that certain cases require a collaborative approach and has extensive experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Simply put, Ms. Wertman listens to her clients’ objectives, develops effective litigation strategies personalized to each client, and achieves the best possible results.   

Ms. Wertman is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and has been appointed an Investigator of the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. 

  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Duquesne University, 1988
  • Illinois, 1999
  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Leading Lawyers 2006-2021,
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014-2020