Throughout his 32-year legal career, Philip Lengle has exclusively devoted his practice to family law. Phil is a compassionate and effective advocate for his clients and is equally adept at negotiation and litigation.

Phil has a superb rating of 10.0/10.0 from AVVO, a distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been peer-selected after a rigorous nomination and voting process as a Leading Lawyer in the practice area of Family Law by Leading Lawyers every year since 2012, a distinction awarded to only the top 5% of attorneys practicing in the state of Illinois.

In addition to his representation of divorce, custody and paternity clients, Phil frequently serves as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem and mediator in contested cases. He served as the chairman of the Kane County Bar Association Family Law Committee from 2012-2015.

Phil is a frequent presenter on a variety of topics at family law seminars. He has also taught a number of classes and seminars for other attorneys and mental health professionals on topics such as divorce; custody and visitation; ethics; divorce mediation and adoption, guardianship, and visitation of grandchildren.

  • Practice concentrated to Family Law (Divorce, Paternity, Custody) throughout thirty-one year legal career
  • Court Certified Guardian Ad Litem, Child's Representative & Attorney for Child in the 16th Judicial Circuit Court since 2004
  • Court Appointed Family Law Mediator in 16 th Judicial Circuit since 2008
Admission Details
  • 1993, Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Legal Education

Undergraduate Education

  • Knox College, 1985 – 1987
  • Eastern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts, 1990
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
  • Mediating Decision-Making Responsibilities” - KCBA Family Mediation Training – April 2022
  • Removal, Relocation, The Statutes & The Case Law” – KCBA Family Law Fall Seminar – November 2018
  • Mediating Decision-Making Responsibilities” - KCBA Family Mediation Training – September 2016
  • “What every family law mediator must know about the new Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act” – Mediation Council of Illinois Seminar – May 2016
  • The New Maintenance Guidelines”  - Prairie State Legal Services Webinar – December 2014
  • “Testifying at Trial/Mock Trial Presentation”- KCBA Guardian Ad Litem Basic and Advanced Training Seminar – October 2014
  • “Legislative Update/Dissipation, Child Support and Other Fun Stuff”- KCBA Family Law Fall Seminar – November 2012
  •  “The Do’s and Dont’s of Mediation” - Mediation Roundtable, Kane County Bar Association Spring Seminar – May 2012
  • 'Ethics: The New Rules' - Kane County Bar Association Family Law Spring Seminar – May 2010
  • “Custody/Visitation Issues for Psychologists, Social Workers and Therapists”- Centennial Counseling Monthly Meeting Presentation – March 2010
  • 'Divorce Basics for the Non-Divorce Attorney'- Kane County Bar Association Delivery of Legal Services Seminar - May 2008
  • 'Statutory Exceptions to Children’s Hearsay Statements'- Kane County Bar Association Family Law Spring Seminar - May 2008
  • 'Custody/Visitation Issues for Psychologists, Social Workers and Therapists'- David Goodman & Associates in Psychology Presentation - March 2008
  • 'Adoption, Guardianship, Custody & Visitation of Grandchildren' - Tri-City Family Services Presentation - November 2006
  • 'Drafting Issues with Adult Children' - Kane County Bar Association Family Law Spring Seminar - May 2006
  • '2005-2006 Family Law Case Update' - Kane County Bar Association Family Law Fall Seminar - November 2006
  • 'Jurisdiction and Standing Issues in Child Custody Cases' - Kane County Bar Association Family Law Fall Seminar - November 2002
  • Avvo
    • Top Attorney    
    • 10.0/10.0: Superb Rating 
  • Leading Lawyers    
    • Leading Lawyer, 2012-present    
    • Family Law 
  • Kane County Bar Foundation    
    • Pro Bono Legal Services Award, 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell    
    • Peer-Rated: Distinguished    
    • High Professional Achievement, 2020
Professional, Social Associations and Memberships
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section - 1993 to present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, General Assembly Representative for Sixteenth Judicial Circuit - 2007-2010
  • Kane County Bar Association, Member – 2001 to present
  • Kane County Bar Association, Chairperson, Family Law Committee - 2012 to 2015
  • Kane County Bar Association, Director, Board of Managers - 2009 - 2011
  • Kane County Bar Foundation, Vice President/Director - 2007 – 2013, Annual Gala Chair – 2010 – 2013
  • Elgin Bar Association, President - 2005 - 2006
  • Elgin Bar Association, Chairperson of Annual Dinner and Golf Outing – 2004 and 2005
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, EIU Eta Mu Chapter, Brother, Rush Chairman – 1988 – 1990
Professional Certifications
  • Certificate of Professional Achievement: Family & Divorce Mediation
Community Involvement
  • Illini Dad’s Association Board of Directors – Fall 2023 to present
  • Huntley High School Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach – Fall 2022 to present
  • Prairie State Legal Services Volunteer Attorney - Spring 2001 to present
  • Huntley Park District Little League Baseball Coach – Spring 2018 and 2019
  • Huntley Park District Youth Soccer Coach – Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
Hobbies and Interests
  • Supporting and attending our two sons’ numerous travel baseball games and soccer matches
  • Avid road cyclist and golfer (better cyclist than golfer)
  • “Gentleman Farmer” with horses, chickens and an apple orchard
  • Chelsea, F.C. and English Premier League fanatic
  • In our rare “free time,” my wife and I enjoy dining at ethnic restaurants and attending alternative rock concerts

Contact the Firm


Philip J. Lengle of Weiler & Lengle PC


2445 Dean Street,
Suite G,
Saint Charles, Illinois 60175