Welcome to the Office of the

Cook County Public Guardian

The Office of the Cook County Public Guardian represents those persons routinely ignored by society. We have three divisions devoted to championing for the rights of children and adults.
In our Juvenile Division, we act as lawyers for abused and neglected children. In our Adult Guardianship Division, we act as guardian for adults with disabilities and their estates. Our third division, the Domestic Relations Division, focuses on representing children in highly contested custody cases.

Contact Us More details

Juvenile Division
2245 W. Ogden Ave., 4th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60612
tel 312.433.4300

Adult Guardianship Division
Domestic Relations Division
69 W. Washington St., 7th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60602
tel 312.603.0800

*Please note that consistent with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11, the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian does not accept service via this general email address; please contact the assigned attorney directly by other means. Also, if you need immediate or urgent assistance, please do not send an email. Instead, please call us to ensure that we receive your information as soon as possible. 

What's New Read more

New Policy and Legislation Position Announcement: Director of Case Management Department Read more
New Policy and Legislation Cook County Public Guardian Announces First Issue of The Advocate Newsletter Read more
New Policy and Legislation Acting Public Guardian Quoted in The Atlantic on Issue of Youth In Care Hospitalized Beyond Medical Necessity Read more; Office Testified Before IL Senate Health and Human Services Committee Read more
New Policy and Legislation New Policy & Legislation
Recently passed laws of interest to those representing disabled adults and abused & neglected children in Illinois.
Read more Adult Juvenile
Current Developments OPG Appellate Developments
Recent Appellate and Supreme Court decisions Read more

Youth Advocacy &
Post-Emancipation Services
Important information for current and former clients. Read more
Were you in Foster Care? Are you younger than 26 years old? You get Medicaid Health Insurance! But you have to act now! It's free to sign up!


Success Stories

Juvenile Success Stories Juvenile
Success stories regarding our juvenile clients Read more
Adult Success Stories Adult
Success stories regarding our disabled adults Read more