Charles E Rapin

Charles E Rapin

Grayslake, Illinois
(847) 223-2077

In my 29-year law career I have come to understand that there are two ways to approach the practice of law: as a warrior or as a healer. I first strive to heal my client's situation if at all possible, and if not, to aggressively represent my client's interests at trial.

As an experienced Chicago Family Law Lawyer, I have practiced law in Illinois since 1986 and in Wisconsin since 1992. I am a former assistant state's attorney in Lake County, Illinois and am licensed to practice in the federal courts in the Northeast District of Illinois. I have also been a licensed Illinois arbitrator for 24 years.

I am an experienced litigator in family law, including dissolution of marriage, custody, child support and visitation enforcement. I believe that my experience has taught me to evaluate a case fairly and impartially, allowing to advise my client of the strengths and weaknesses of their cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986
  • Wisconsin, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


  • DePaul University
    • B.A. - 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association