As an author,  Joe Gitlin literally wrote the book on divorce law in Illinois. He published articles for national law journals and Illinois law journals.

Gitlin on Divorce – A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law

Joe’s name became synonymous with divorce upon the publication of his book, Gitlin on Divorce, A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law, an authoritative book on divorce first published in 1990. Updated every year since 1991, it is in its fourth edition, and the book is frequently cited by Illinois courts.

Adoption: An Attorney’s Guide to Helping Adoptive Parents

Gitlin also authored Illinois’ first continuing legal education work on adoption, and a book, Adoption: An Attorney’s Guide to Helping Adoptive Parents.

Gitlin’s Illinois Annotated Family Practice Desktop Code

He also edited Gitlin’s Illinois Annotated Family Practice Desktop Code every year.

Publications and Reports

Joe was a regular columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and was published in the Illinois Bar Journal.

Gitlin on Divorce Reports

Joe wrote, edited, and published his own periodical, the “Gitlin on Divorce Reports,” a bimonthly publication which offered candid and insightful commentary on the opinions rendered by the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court.