Cynthia Rote

I have over 15 years of experience in representing clients in divorce and litigation.  I practice family law, employment discrimination/retaliation law, general litigation and real estate. I am authorized to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin and I am a member of the federal trial bar.

I grew up in the Rockford area and moved to Chicago for law school. I practiced for many years in Chicago and in 2020 opened Integrate Legal, PC after returning to the Rockford area. I represent clients in all of Northern Illinois.

Why Integrate Legal? I believe that the key to legal success requires the integration of experience with effective and efficient legal solutions. This is what I bring to my clients at Integrate Legal, PC.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my dog Quinn (who comes with me to the office every day), watching bad television, reading and hiking.

Below is a brief summary of my experience. I look forward to meeting you, listening to your story and working with you to develop effective and efficient legal solution

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Child Parenting Time (formerly referred to as custody)
  • Parentage
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Order of Protections


Representing clients who:

  • were discriminated against or harassed;
  • were retaliated against for complaining about unlawful employment actions;
  • were retaliated against for whistle-blowing; and
  • have brought claims with administrative bodies, including the EEOC and IDHR.


  • Tried cases in Cook County & Northern District of Illinois
  • Member of the Federal Trial Bar
  • Participated in numerous mediations resulting in successful outcomes for myclients
  • Litigation experience includes and is not limited to:
    • Corporate disputes including shareholder and LLC member disputes
    • Contract Disputes
    • Defamation
    • Malicious Prosecution
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Employment Retaliation
    • Unlawful termination
    • Non-Compete Clauses
    • Whistle Blower
    • Commercial landlord tenant disputes
    • Foreclosure Defense
    • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Real Estate

  •  For Sellers of Real Estate
    • Review Real Estate contract after accepted offer
    • Work with Title Company as Title Agent for Seller
    • Work with Buyer’s attorney to facilitate closing
    • Draft closing documents
    • obtain required documents from any relevant homeowner’s associations, review and provide to buyer
    • review final closing statement to ensure accuracy
  • For Buyers of Real Estate
    • Review Real Estate contract after accepted offer
    • Work with seller’s attorney to facilitate closing
    • Review any relevant homeowner’s association documents and discuss with client
    • review all closing documents with client, including financing documents
    • review applicable zoning and environmental documents (as applicable)
    •  Review final closing statement to ensure accuracy
  • For commercial landlords and tenants
    • Review lease agreements and negotiate terms beneficial to clients


  •  Illinois Appellate Court & Seventh Circuit Appellate Court
    • Timely file notice of appeal
    • ensure all timelines are met
    • draft appellate brief
    • draft response briefs if defending original judgment from appeal
Attorneys was last modified: October 27th, 2021 by Cynthia M Rote