Illinois Legal Services

Serving Entrepreneurs, Property Owners & Renters

Hi! I’m Terra Gross. I’m an attorney and mediator based in Evanston, Illinois, and the founder of Attuned Legal, LLC.

Our primary services, available only by phone and video call, are confidential in-depth consultations and behind-the-scenes legal assistance for people representing themselves in microbusiness and property matters anywhere in Illinois.

We also provide limited-scope representation for microbusiness and property litigation in Cook County’s Daley Center and Skokie Courthouses, including eviction cases.

The Attuned Legal Approach

Attuned Legal, LLC is dedicated to microbusiness and property matters involving Illinois law. We provide legal services online and by scheduled phone and video calls.

The Attuned Legal team consists of our attorney and trained legal assistants who work at her direction. If you’d like us to work with you on a legal matter, the first step is an in-depth, 50-minute phone or video consultation with our attorney. Our online scheduler always has our most up-to-date availability for consultations.

Consultations are first-come, first-serve. There’s no waitlist and we don’t offer same-day appointments. Completing a consultation is required before we can consider accepting a matter for extended services.

Our Values

No matter how a client’s issue began, or the technical steps necessary to move forward, we cultivate authenticityfreedom, and fairness

AUTHENTICITY

When a dispute or bureaucratic hurdle obscures the path forward, we provide space for you to explore the whole picture. Each matter starts with an in-depth consultation to evaluate legal and practical risks. Gaining current legal information and the benefit of a well-rounded perspective prepares you to approach any challenges ahead with authenticity.

FREEDOM

Clients come to us when feeling stuck around a potential legal matter. We help our clients identify the ingredients they already have to resolve the issue themselves. Practicing respectful communication, asking “what if?” and approaching the situation with nonjudgmental curiosity allow our clients to experience the freedom to make informed decisions.

FAIRNESS

Our clients often bring us complex and sensitive situations. If you know the law might not always be on your side⁠—or you might have even done things differently given the information you have now⁠—we’re here to offer an unbiased perspective. We serve people who seek resolution for the highest good of all concerned and share our core belief in fairness.

Legal Consultations

All new legal matters start with a 50-minute phone or video consultation with our attorney.

A set consultation fee of $125 applies unless you're covered by a legal insurance plan we're currently participating in.

We hold your requested appointment time without a deposit while we review your request—payment isn't required until we've confirmed we can assist you.

Ready to get started? Use our online scheduler to check out our current availability.

Get to Know Attorney Terra Gross

I’m a musician, attorney, and mediator. Outside work, my two young children are enthusiastic participants in my life. You’ll generally find me gardening with native plants, listening to jazz radio, attending fire jams and other arts events, and falling down amusing rabbit holes of information thanks to the influence of whatever books I’m reading.

I grew up in the Portland, Oregon performing arts community and studied music, writing, and literature in college. Before moving to the Midwest to attend law school, I was a freelance violinist and English instructor and earned a graduate degree in secondary education.

Since becoming an attorney, I’ve devoted myself to civil legal matters:

  • As a civil litigation attorney representing state employees and agencies, I learned to appreciate the inner workings of Illinois government.
  • Clerking for a Cook County Chancery Division judge, I gained an intimate view of the civil court system where I now practice.
  • Representing insurers in property coverage disputes at boutique and national Chicago-based firms, I developed proactive risk management skills.
  • Volunteering with Illinois Free Legal Answers Online and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services on property matters brings me to the front lines of the challenges faced by Illinois residents today.

Admissions

  • Illinois (2013)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2019)
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2014)

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2013 (magna cum laude, pro bono notation)
  • Portland State University, M.Ed., 2010
  • Prescott College, B.A., 2006

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Contact Attuned Legal

Contacting us, asking questions, or requesting a consultation doesn't make us your attorney—only a signed legal services agreement does so. If you're experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Our clients often seek our services confidentially, so if you haven’t signed a current engagement agreement with us there’s always a chance we might be helping someone else involved in your situation. Please follow our formal intake process, which protects client privacy while allowing us to screen out anyone we can’t serve. If you have a legal question or issue to discuss—which includes finding out what your options might be in any given situation—use our consultation scheduler to book an appointment!

We don’t offer any legal advice or attorney calls outside the formal consultation process. For other messages, use our contact form below or send a text or voicemail to (872) 810-9999. Our legal assistants review messages each business day. Please use discretion about what you share with us and allow time for a considered response.