Susan E. Kamman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lake Zurich, IL

Susan E. Kamman & Associates
 | 33 East Main Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-847-7354
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2015, 2017
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Susan E. Kamman owns Susan E. Kamman & Associates, a family-law firm with primary offices in Lake Zurich, IL.  She is devoted to helping clients resolve their cases in an amicable manner while minimizing the impact on the children involved and achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. Her practice areas include divorce, custody and visitation, and child support, as well as general family law.  She works to resolve cases through alternative dispute resolution methods as well as through the courts.

Ms. Kamman is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Assoication and the Chicago Bar Association, where she serves on the Family Law Committee. For eight years, she was an active member of the ISBA's Family Law Section Council, participating in and chairing several subcommittees, including the QILDRO (Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Orders) Subcommittee and the Child Support Subcommittee, which she chaired on four separate occasions. In addition, Ms. Kamman was the FEMA liaison and coordinator for Missouri and Kansas Emergency Legal Assistance for Disaster Victims, and Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's YLD (Young Lawyers' Division).  Mrs. Kamman is a trained mediator. She is a sustainer in  the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore and a member of the Union League Club.

The Child Abuse Prevention Coalition presented Ms. Kamman with its Outstanding Community Service Award for 1993 to 1994, and the Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties honored her with its "Unforgettable Spirit" Award for the same period. She has also been selected in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network, as one of the 100 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois in 2010, and selected in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America.  Susan E. Kamman & Associates has been registered as one of the best law firms by The Best Lawyers of America.    Susan E. Kamman is a member of the Million Dollar Family Law Council and The Global Directory of Whoo's Who as a 2016 Tom Lawyer.

In 1989, Ms. Kamman earned her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, where she was elected to Phi Delta Phi and served as a teaching assistant for trial advocacy and participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic. She completed her undergraduate education at Northwestern University, earning a B.S. in communication studies in 1985. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and Kansas, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Kansas and Illinois.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2015, 2017

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About Susan Kamman

Admitted: 1997, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.kammanlaw.com/Attorney/Susan-E-Kamman.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Susan E. Kamman & Associates is recognized as one of the best law firms by The Best Lawyers in America., The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in 2016 The Best Lawyers in America for family law., The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Member, Million Dollar Family Law Council., 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in 2015 The Best Lawyers in America for family law., The Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in 2014 The Best Lawyers in America for family law., The Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in 2013 The Best Lawyers in America for family law., 2013
  • Teaching Assistant, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Justice Clinic, Phi Delta Phi, University of Kansas School of Law, 1989
  • Selected for inclusion in Leading Lawyers Network listing for top Illinois family lawyers, 2009 - 2016.
  • Selected as One of the Top 100 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois in the Leading Lawyers Network, 2010
  • "Unforgettable Spirit" Award, Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, 1993 - 1994
  • Child Abuse Prevention Coalition Outstanding Community Service Award, 1993 - 1994
  • Charter Intern, NCAA Women's Enhancement Internship Program, 1988 - 1989

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mediation Certificate from Northwestern University., 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Nominating Committee and Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Kansas Bar Association
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer, Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association
  • Former FEMA Liaison/Coordinator, Missouri and Kansas Emergency Legal Assistance for Disaster Victims
  • Former Member, Missouri and Kansas Emergency Legal Assistance for Disaster Victims
  • Former Vice Chair, ABA/YLD Communications Committee
  • Member, Lake County Bar Association.
  • Former member, HFS Child Support Advisory Committee.
  • Former Board Member, Johnson County, Kansas, Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse
  • Former Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Johnson County, Kansas
  • Former Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake County, Illinois
  • Former Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Former Member, National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators
  • Former Member, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators
  • Former Secretary, Trustee, Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Foundation
  • Former Alcohol and Drug Task Force Chairman, Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association
  • Former Membership Chair, Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association
  • Former President-Elect, Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association
  • Former President, Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association
  • Member, CBA Family Law Committee
  • Former Member, CBA and CBA/YLS Social Security Committees
  • Former Member, Texas Bar Association/YLA Disaster Legal Assistance Committee
  • Former Member, ABA Entertainment and Sports Industries Forum and Intellectual Property Section
  • Former Vice-Chair, ABA/YLD Communications Committee
  • Former Vice-Chair, ABA/YLD Mid-Year Meeting Organization Committee, 1993
  • Former Member, ABA/YLD Corporate Counsel Committee
  • Former Chair, Legislative Action Committee, Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
  • Former Vice Chair, ABA-YLD Award of Achievement Committee
  • Former Vice-Chair Arts, ABA/YLD Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
  • Former Member, Disaster Legal Assistance Committee, Kansas Bar Association Committee
  • Former Member, Resolutions Committee, Kansas Bar Association
  • Former Assistant Executive Council Coordinator, American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division
  • Former ABA/YLD District 22 Representative (15 Kansas and Missouri YLD Groups)
  • Former Member, Cyber-Stalking Subcommittee, ISBA Family Law Section Council
  • Former Member, Legislative Subcommittee, ISBA Family Law Section Council
  • Former Member, Post-High School Educational Expenses Subcommittee, ISBA Family Law Section Council
  • Former Four-Term Chair, Child-Support Subcommittee, ISBA Family Law Section Council
  • Former Chair, QILDRO Subcommittee, ISBA Family Law Section Council
  • Former Eight-Term Member, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, 2004 - 2012
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1989
  • Illinois, 1997
  • Kansas, 1989

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Waco Humane Society and McLennan County Child Protective Services Board, 1995 - 1996
  • Committee Member, Valentine Gala (bar charity event for Child Abuse Prevention Coalition), 1990 - 1995
  • Co-Chair, Valentine Gala (bar charity event for Child Abuse Prevention Coalition), 1993
  • Former Member, DePaul University Law School Family Law Center Advisory Board
  • Former Member, HFS Child Support Advisory Committee
  • Member, Union League Club
  • Former Vice-President of Ela Area Newcomers' and Neighbors' Club
  • Former Evangelism Chair and Church Council member, Salem United Methodist Church
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Waco Humane Society and McLennan County Child Protective Services Board, 1995 - 1996
  • Former Chair, State Public Action Committee for Kansas and Missouri Junior Leagues
  • Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
  • Former Member, Junior League of Waco/McLennan County, Texas
  • Sustainer, Junior League of Evanston/North Shore, Illinois

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Note Writer, Kansas Criminal Procedure Review (Vol. 5), Comparison Between Proposed Kansas Death-Penalty Statute and Selected State Statutes
  • Illinois Senate Bill 454, (Revision of 750 ILCS 5/503(g)
  • "New Article IX: Child Custody Proceedings", ISBA Family Law Newsletter, (Volume 49, No. 9)
  • Presenter, "So You Want to be a Child-Support Guru?", Illinois Paralegal Association Annual Meeting, 2008

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Not applicable.

Transactions:

  • Not applicable.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Miss Fox Valley Scholarship  Pageants Heart of Sesrvice Award., 2015
  • Miss Fox Valley Scholarship Pageants Dedicated Sponsor Award., 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas Law School., 1985
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.S. in Communication Studies; Honors: Dean's List, Nine Quarters, Teaching Assistant, Theories of Mass Communication, School of Speech Dean's Advisory Council, 1981-1985.

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
  • Office Location for Susan E. Kamman

    33 East Main Street
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047

    Phone: 847-847-7354

     

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    Last Updated: 6/14/2016

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