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 firm focuses on helping people find creative ways to resolve their own Illinois microbusiness, property, and rental legal concerns. We primarily provide phone and video consultation sessions, which must be requested online and can address legal issues anywhere in Illinois.

Alternative dispute resolution and legal compliance matters are our priority. We also offer limited-scope representation in microbusiness and property litigation, including evictions, at Cook County’s Daley Center and Skokie Courthouse. Completing a full consultation session is mandatory before we’ll 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 authenticity, freedom, and fairness. We understand that your private life may be entwined with your business and property legal concerns and often serve as confidential counsel for people who want an attorney’s candid advice on how to handle potentially awkward situations.

AUTHENTICITY

When a dispute or bureaucratic hurdle obscures the path forward, we help you explore the whole picture in light of your own goals. Current legal information and context will prepare you to approach any challenges ahead with authenticity.

FREEDOM

Clients usually come to us when feeling stuck about how to handle a legal concern. Through active listening, genuine curiosity, and opportunities to practice mindful communication, we support our clients' freedom to make informed decisions.

FAIRNESS

When you're in a sensitive situation or might have done some things differently in retrospect, we provide unbiased perspective. We serve people who seek resolution for the highest good of all concerned and share our core belief in fairness.

Consultation Sessions

All new matters start with a 50-minute phone or video attorney consultation session. The fee for up to 50 minutes of attorney consultation is $125 unless legal insurance applies.

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

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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 us 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