Emma L. Yates

Emma L. Yates

Wheeling, Illinois
847-459-4448 (Wheeling)
847-281-0200 (Libertyville)

Emma Langdon Yates graduated in 2013 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and a Certificate in International Law. Ms. Yates received a merit scholarship upon entrance, was a student clinician at the school's Business Law Clinic, and was an associate editor on The Loyola University Chicago School of Law lnternational Law Review. Ms. Yates earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston, lllinois. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Yates volunteered full-time as an AmeriCorps member in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she led a community service and leadership development program for middle-school youth. She is currently a member of the lllinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and has volunteered through the Chicago Bar Association with Wills for Heroes. Ms. Yates focuses her practice in the area of family law, including divorce, property division of marital and non-marital assets in divorce (e.g. retirement, investments, and real property), small businesses in divorce, post-decree litigation, maintenance (alimony), child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), parenting time (visitatation), grandparent visitation, and issues related to college contribution. Ms. Yates also focuses her practice in the areas of probate, guardianship, disabled estates, domestic violence, estate planning, business formation and planning, and residential real estate transactions.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Probate, guardianship, and disabled estates
  • Business formation and planning
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Certificate in lnternational Law
    • Honors: Merit scholarship upon entrance
    • Law Review: lnt'l Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Northwestern University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: German

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Elizabeth Lidd Factor, Ltd., Associate, 2014 - 2015
  • Law Offices of Kimberly Duda, Ltd., Law Clerk, 2011 - 2013


  • Chi Omega