For the year 2022-23, Gunnar J. Gitlin has been elected as President the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
The Illinois website calls out the value of being a Fellow for Illinois lawyers:
Fellows of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) are recognized by judges, other attorneys and clients as the gold standard for family law. In addition to their individual practice, Fellows conduct legal education programs, lead community outreach and support philanthropic initiatives. They also lead the charge in shaping family law legislation and enacting legal reform.
Of the several thousand family law attorneys in the State of Illinois, 95 are practicing Academy Fellows. To earn the distinction of Fellow, these remarkable lawyers, most with decades of experience in family law, have sustained the highest principles in their practice and passed a rigorous review process.
Attorney Gitlin has been extensively involved in the AAML having chaired the Columbus day seminar (the leading seminar in Illinois for family lawyers) for ten years.