Victoria R. Paton

Of Counsel


“I aim to ensure that my clients understand the relevant provisions of Illinois family law in a digestible, approachable format, and most importantly, how those laws apply in their own unique situation.”

T: 312-621-9700

About Victoria R. Paton

Victoria R. Paton understands that every family is different, and thus, it is important for a lawyer to have the ability to represent each and every client with their specific needs and circumstances in mind. With a diverse background in family law, minor guardianship matters, and assisted reproductive technology, Ms. Paton is an expert in adapting to her client’s needs.

Focusing her practice at Beermann entirely on family law, Ms. Paton guides her clients through their legal matters with excellent communication, compassion, and top-notch legal expertise. 

Victoria R. Paton was born and raised in the Toronto suburbs. She completed the dual Juris Doctor program with Michigan State University College of Law and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common law in Ottawa, Canada, earning a Juris Doctor on both sides of the border. Ms. Paton is proud to be an internationally licensed lawyer, earning her credentials to practice in both Illinois and Ontario, Canada. Ms. Paton was involved in various student organizations, including the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, throughout her time at her two law schools, graduating with double Honors and a plethora of awards for her involvement in her law school communities.  

 Despite being skilled in several legal practice areas, Ms. Paton’s legal career has been focused on family law since its inception. Ms. Paton is a skilled litigator, who has experience in the courtroom that far exceeds her years in legal practice – she rounds her litigation skills out by also being a compelling and proficient legal writer and drafter.

Representing clients in all areas of family and matrimonial law, Ms. Paton strives to make the complexities of our legal system approachable for her clients. Ms. Paton recognizes that the law can be intimidating, particularly during a period of transition for a family unit. She works tirelessly to ensure her clients are given all the tools available to determine the best outcome for their families, and then zealously advocates to accomplish said outcomes.

  • University of Ottawa, B. Soc. Sci, 2014

  • Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2018

  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Juris Doctor, 2018

  • Illinois

  • Ontario, Canada

  • Peel Law Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2021

“When I filed for divorce, I hired Victoria Paton to serve as my attorney. I am so glad I did. Throughout the process she was kind, helpful, a strong advocate for my interests, and kept me informed at all times. I ended up with a result far better than I expected. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Child custody
“Tori is awesome! She is professional, hard working and trustworthy. I felt confident in putting my case in her hands knowing she was working hard to fight for my kids and I. One thing I really appreciated is she doesn’t sugar coat anything, she will tell you how it is and we all need honesty! Highly recommend!!”
Compassionate and Helpful
“I have consulted with Victoria several times and she has always gone above and beyond for me. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and kind, Victoria does everything she can to help her clients and advocate for their needs. 10/10 would recommend.”

Knowledgeable and empathetic
“Victoria was part of my legal team representing me in my high conflict divorce. So me the case is still pending I can’t share many details, however. Victoria was great at understanding me and showing empathy. She advocated to those I needed her to advocate to. Highly recommend her.”

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