Sandra Crawford

Sandra Crawford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Crawford, P.C.
 | 77 West Washington Street, Suite 1018
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-726-8766
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Sandra is the principal of Law Crawford, P.C. (Chicago).  Law Crawford offers services in the Collaborative Law, Mediation and Limited Scope Representation models of dispute resolution and helps families and individuals move out of conflict and into future-focused and sustainable resolutions.  Sandra has been practicing law for over 25 years.  She has been a trained mediator since 1994 and a trained Collaborative Practice Professional since 2001.  Sandra is a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII) and held the position of CLII President from 2009-2010.  She received her B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University ('84) and her J.D. from John Marshall Law School ('89). She was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005.  Sandra is also an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and was a two-term ISBA Assembly member.  She currently sits on the ISBA's Delivery of Legal Services Committee, where she holds the position of Secretary, and on its Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Counsel and its Judicial Evaluation Committee (Cook County).  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation and chairs the IBF's Lawyers Care Fund Committee.  In 2010 Sandra, together with other interdisciplinary professionals, founded the Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice, Inc. (TACP) - a company which provides basic skills trainings to legal, mental health and financial professionals seeking to add the Collaborative Practice model to the services they offer.  She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), where she sits on the Trainer Development Committee.  Sandra was first selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2010

About Sandra Crawford

Admitted 1990, Illinois

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 2-Day Basic Collaborative Law Training from the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Assembly Member, Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly 2008-2013; former Chair, Illinois State Bar Association's Women and the Law Committee; member of the Delivery of Legal Services Committee and the Judical Evaluation Committee.   Member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, a not-for-profit corporation (President 2009-2011, member since 2002) Member of  International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals since 2002, currently serviing on the Trainer Development Committee and the Fund Raising Committee.  Board member of the Illinois Bar Foundation. 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sandra is a volunteer attorney for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in the Probate Area.  She also offers pro bono services in the area of Collaborative Law through the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and its partnership program with area legal service organizations.  Sandra is a Member of the Board of the Illinois Bar Foundation which funds legal service agencies statewide.  

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Sandra has taught a Master's level Psychology course on Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  , Faculty, Adjunct Professer, Education, 2014
  • I am a founding member of the Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice, Inc. (TACP).  This group provides interdisciplinary trainings in the Collaborative Law model of dispute resolution to lawyers, mental health and financial professionals practicing in the area of family law.  Recent 2-day Basic Skills Trainings:  May, 2014 - St. Charles, Illinois, November, 2013 - Springfield, Illinois;  February 2013 - Rockford, Illinois. , Collaborative Lawyer, Trainer, Collaborative Law, 2010

Educational Background:

  • 1984 Graduate of DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois - Poli. Sci.

Industry Groups

  • Collaborative Practice Professional
  • Divorce Coach
  • Family Law Professional
  • Mediator

    Articles about Sandra Crawford appearing in Super Lawyers

  • Office Location for Sandra Crawford

    77 West Washington Street
    Suite 1018
    Chicago, IL 60602


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