I am trained and experienced in successfully working with children, clients, attorneys, Judges, support staff of all ages, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, sex, disability, marital status, parental status, race, color, national origin and income level whether individually, in groups, or committees.

Born in Havana, Cuba of European parents. Attorney at Law licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, 1979; and the Supreme Court of the United States (1987). In solo practice, LAW OFFICES OF ROCHELLE GRIMBAU, I have specialized in Family Law since 1983 and previously general practice with an emphasis on Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant and Domestic Relations. Prior to attending law school, I was an elementary Special Education Teacher for the Chicago Public Schools and taught children with physical and mentally handicapping conditions for approximately 12 years.

We are a client-sensitive Law Firm; we treat our clients as PEOPLE, not cases. Not afraid to embrace change, we have been representing MODERN FAMILIES and SAME SEX couples long before it was popular/fashionable. GRIMBAU LAW is deep-rooted in the Chicago area community.


  • Interactive Guest Speaker on the syndicated News.NET. Radio Show: State of the Law of Protecting and Securing the Rights of Same Sex Partners in Illinois Without Benefit of Statutory Rights Accorded Heterosexual Couples (2/8/12).
  • Appointed by Presiding Judge Grace Dickler to serve on the Domestic Relations Division Procedure and Policy Review Advisory Committee (February, 2012 to present).
  • Appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on June 6, 2012, as Commissioner for the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, where she continues to serve.
  • Member 48th Ward Judicial Review Committee (2014).
  • Member, LAMBDA Legal Defense Foundation.
  • Member, Forensic Forum
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Woman’s Bar Association
  • Windy City Times, January 22, 2014, “Civil Union or Marriage? You Decide.