Victoria D. Pipkin, Esq.


General Litigation & Family Law Profile

  • Divorce, Marital Settlement Agreements, Property Negotiations
  • Parenting Agreements, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (Custody)
  • Parenting Time (Visitation), Child Support
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for Retirement Accounts (QDRO)
  • Adoption & Parent’s Rights
  • Orders of Protection & Litigation in all family law matters
  • Small Claims Actions, Mandatory Arbitration Hearings, Depositions, and Jury Trials
  • Defense of automobile collisions involving both injuries and property damage
  • Prosecution of automobile collisions involving both injuries and property damage
  • Prosecution of contract cases and those seeking a declaration of rights under a contract
  • Contract review and consultation
  • Criminal defense including DUI’s, misdemeanors, traffic tickets, and violations of municipal ordinances
  • Defense and Prosecution of Worker’s Compensation matters
  • Has handled cases in the following Illinois counties: 
    Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry, Kankakee, De Kalb, Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle, and Adams.

Prior Attorney Positions

  • Solo Practitioner, Victoria D. Pipkin, Esq.: 2012-2013, 2015-2016: Family Law, Personal Injury, Contract Law, Immigration, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Tax Controversy/ Tax Exemption Status, & Traffic Defense
  • Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C.: 2013 – 2015: Workers’ Compensation Defense & In-house Fee Schedule expert
  • Legal Aid Attorney, Administer Justice: 2012-2013: Family Law & Tax Controversy

Business Experience

  • Co-Owner and CFO, Suburban Tees and Sports LLC in Crest Hill, IL, 2012 – present
  • 2007 and 2008 Who’s Who Among American Business Women
  • 1st United Services Credit Union in Pleasanton, CA, 2003 - 2012
    • Chief Financial Officer, Accounting and Finance executive – Responsible for the overall financial performance, financial risk management, financial compliance and regulatory reporting of the $700+ million credit union
    • VP Operations – Responsible for account adjustments, card services, imaging, member service call center, and outbound loan sales
    • VP Business Intelligence – Oversaw credit union-wide project management and strategic initiatives
  • Online Negotiation Specialist, Sears, Roebuck & Company in Hoffman Estates, IL, 2001 – 2003
  • Financial Analyst, ACNielsen in Schaumburg, IL, 2000 – 2001
  • Financial Analyst, Motorola in Arlington Heights, IL, 1999 – 2000
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in San Francisco, CA/New York, NY, 1998 – 1999

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA)
  • Spelman College Alumnae Association
  • Joliet Chamber of Commerce as Suburban Tees and Sports


  • Judicial Law Clerk, 16th Judicial Circuit Court Kane County, Hon. Judge F. Keith Brown, 2012-2013
  • Clinical Law Student, Northern California Innocence Project in Santa Clara, CA, Summer 2006


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2008: Advocacy – Best Oralist and Best Appellant Brief,
  • Spelman College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1998: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Legal Presentations & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Average Weekly Wage”, ISIA Nuts and Bolts Seminar Manual, April 2014
  • Co-Presenter/Co-Author, “Saving with the Medical Fee Schedule”, NBKL Client Seminar, June 2013

Volunteer and Community Involvement

  • Community Service Committee, BWLA
  • Mock Trial Showcase, BWLA
  • Judicial Evaluations Committee, BWLA
  • Sponsor as Suburban Tees and Sports, Bolingbrook Tee Ball Association
  • Sponsor as Suburban Tees and Sports, Bolingbrook Mustang Youth Flag Football
  • Team Co-Manager, Titans, Bolingbrook Mustang Youth Flag Football
  • Teen and Music Co-Leader, Vacation Bible School, Jubilee Baptist Church
  • Children’s Choir Co-Director, Jubilee Baptist Church
  • Praise Team & Sanctuary Choir Member, Jubilee Baptist Church
  • VITA IRS Tax Volunteer Organizer

Current Town of Residence

  • Bolingbrook, Illinois

Home Town

  • Elgin, Illinois

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