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Anne D. Bartolo

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Anne D. Bartolo is a Peoria native, graduating from Bradley University and earning her law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1996 following a ten-year career in non-profit development.

Upon returning to Peoria, also in 1996, she worked in private practice focusing in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, healthcare and business law.


Beginning in 2000, she served as Estate Settlement Administrator for National City Bank, completing her service in 2007 as Vice President. Anne returned to the private practice of law in 2007 where she continues to focus on estate planning and administration for families and individuals, guardianship and adoption for traditional and non-traditional families. In addition, Anne has served throughout her career as Guardian ad Litem for children and disabled adults in probate and adoption matters and as Court-Appointed Independent Counsel.


She has been certified as a Supreme Court Rule 900 Guardian ad Litem since 2008 and serves routinely in that capacity for children in cases of abuse and neglect as well as contested custody matters. In 2017, Anne was appointed to serve on the inaugural Guardian Ad Litem Education Committee of the Supreme Court of Illinois Judicial College. In 2016, Anne received her certificate in family law mediation.


She is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association, where she has served on the Child Law Section Council and is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section.

  • EducationOpen or Close

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.

    Bradley University, B.S. History

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    Illinois, 1996

    U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

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    Peoria County Bar Association

    Illinois State Bar Association

    ISBA Child Law Section

    National Association of Counsel for Children

    Member, ISBA Sections on Child Law, Trusts & Estates, Education, Alternative Dispute Resolution