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. We’re a tiny law firm dedicated to helping people solve their own issues with Illinois microbusiness and property matters.

Our primary offering is confidential, in-depth, and on-demand phone and video consultations for people handling matters themselves. Booking is exclusively online and we don’t offer any legal advice outside scheduled appointments. Consultations are first-come, first-serve, there’s no waitlist, and we don’t provide same-day appointments.

On a case-by-case basis, we also sometimes agree to represent clients in microbusiness and property litigation in Cook County’s Daley Center and Skokie Courthouses, including eviction cases. Completing a consultation is required 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 authenticityfreedom, and fairness.

AUTHENTICITY

When a dispute or bureaucratic hurdle obscures the path forward, we help you explore the whole picture in light of your own values and 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, nonjudgmental curiosity, and providing opportunities to practice respectful communication, we support our clients' freedom to make informed decisions.

FAIRNESS

When you're in a sensitive situation or you might have even done some things differently, 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 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

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. To protect existing client privacy while screening out anyone we can’t serve, we don’t accept clients who don’t follow our formal intake process.

If you have a legal question or issue to discuss—which includes finding out options or requesting legal information—you must start by using our consultation scheduler to request an appointment. We don’t offer any legal advice or attorney calls outside scheduled consultations.

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.