About Caryl Jacobs Gabe

An Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Hoffman Estates &Palatine​

Since 1976, the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd. have provided strategic solutions for our clients. Caryl Jacobs Gabe is committed to providing direct answers to your questions and concerns. Our legal team offers personalized attention to resolve your case as smoothly as possible, and, when necessary, we are not afraid to litigate your case in court.

To discuss your case needs in a free consultation, call our office at (847) 278-2851. Caryl Jacobs Gabe can help protect your assets and fight for your interests.


  • Bronx High School of Science graduate with honors
  • Brooklyn College graduate cum laude
  • John Marshall Law School: Law Review; Graduate with Honors-Order of John Marshall


  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1973-1974, specializing in paternity and welfare fraud litigation.
  • Kaufman & Litwin Attorneys at Law until 1981, concentrating practice in Family Law
  • Gabe & Gabe, Attorneys at Law, 1981-1993, concentrating my practice in Family Law
  • Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd., 1993 to date, concentrating practice in Family Law

Professional Organizations:

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Named “Top 10 Best Female Attorneys” by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Published Articles:

  • Confidentiality between Clients and Professionals
  • Appellate case: In Re Marriage of Richardson vs. Kennedy Richardson: Calculation of Retirement Rights.


  • Orders of Protection: How to seek and obtain, and how to defend
  • Custody and Child Support
  • How to prepare for substantial asset divorce proceedings prior to seeking divorce.

Volunteer Legal:

  • Moot Court Judge