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Marjorie Sher - Waukegan, IL

415 W. Washington Street Suite 201 Waukegan, IL 60085

Updated: 06/01/2022

Waukegan Divorce/Legal Separation Lawyer

Overview

I have been practicing Family Law matters in Lake County, Illinois since 1993. I have a deep understanding of family law, which allows me to meet my clients' needs in resolving simple or complex family law matters, including property division, maintenance, and division of debt. In addition, I assist my clients with issues involving allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time and support issues, whether simple or complicated...

I have been practicing Family Law matters in Lake County, Illinois since 1993. I have a deep understanding of family law, which allows me to meet my clients' needs in resolving simple or complex family law matters, including property division, maintenance, and division of debt. In addition, I assist my clients with issues involving allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time and support issues, whether simple or complicated. Lastly, I have significant experience in handling jurisdictional issues as well as Orders of Protection.

All clients receive my personal attention and quick responses to their questions and needs. My focused practice and concentration streamlines the legal process and costs while providing quality results.

I am entrenched in the Legal Community of Lake County, and have been President of the Lake County Bar Association, President of the Association of Women's Attorneys, Chair of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA and have been frequently appointed by the Courts as a Guardian Ad Litem, Child Representative and Mediator.

There is no fee for an initial consultation in most cases. My office is conveniently located in downtown Waukegan across the street from the Lake County Courthouse. Call today for an initial consultation.

About Marjorie Sher

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Divorce/Legal Separation
  • Allocation of Parenting Responsibilities
  • Child Support
  • Parenting Time
  • Orders of Protection

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013

Other Affiliations

  • Lake County Bar Association, 2012 - 2013 (President)
  • Lake County Bar Association, 2010 - 2012 (Vice President )
  • Lake Count Bar Association, 2008 - 2010 (Secretary)
  • Lake County Bar Association, 1993 - Present (Member)
  • Chair of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA, 2020 - 2022
  • Vice Chair of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA, 2019 - 2020
  • Member of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA, 1998 - Present
  • Member of the Family Law Advisory Group of the LCBA, 2010 - Present
  • Association of Women’s Attorney’s, 2004 - Present (President )
  • Association of Women's Attorney's, 2003 - Present (Vice President)
  • Association of Women's Attorney's, 1998 - 2002 (Board of Directors)
  • Association of Women's Attorney's, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1992 - Present (Member)
  • A Safe Place (Volunteer)
  • Volunteer Lawyer Service (Participating Member)
  • Teen Court Judge
  • Member of the Judicial Selection and Retention Committee for 6 years
  • Co-Chair of the Campaign for Legal Services

Classes and Seminars

  • How to Get Children's Statements into Evidence, Without the Child Having to Come to Court to Testify, Lake County Bar Association Family Law Seminar, 2000
  • Life Changes, How to Deal with Them Emotionally, Legally and Financially, (Co-Presenter), Various Facilities, 2000 - Present
  • You have been appointed as a GAL, now what? , LCBA, 2019 - Present
  • The Art of Speaking to and Listening to Children , LCBA, 2018 - Present
  • Family Law for the Beginner, LCBA, 2014 - Present
  • Making Sense of Divorce, 2009 - Present
  • 137 - Not Just a Road in Lake County, LCBA, 2008 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Services - Committee for Legal Services Co-Chair

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Major: Journalism

Articles

Published Works

  • How to Get Children's Statements into Evidence, Without the Child Having to Come to Court to Testify, The Docket, Lake County Bar Association, Volume II No. 7, July, 2000
  • How to Get a Petitioner His License Back After it Has Been Revoked for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, The Docket, Lake County Bar Association, Volume VIII, No.9, September, 2001

Office Information

Address

415 W. Washington Street Suite 201 Waukegan, IL 60085

Fax

  • 844-269-6297

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Achievements

Honors

  • Catalyst Award - LCBA, 2019 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, 2005 - Present

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