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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lincolnwood, IL

Sheryl Rae Ghezzi
Law Office of Sheryl Rae Ghezzi
4433 West Touhy, Suite 404
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone Work 847-675-7570
Fax Fax 847-675-7572
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1984
Education: The John Marshall Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law
Industry Groups: Family Law Attorneys


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016

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Sheryl Rae Ghezzi concentrates on complex family law issues including high net worth property distribution and contested child custody litigation. She has extensive experience with the unique issues involved in the divorce process:  the valuation and division of marital and non-marital property; contested child custody; children's financial support and other contributions necessary for children's expenses; children's educational expenses; and spousal maintenance. Valuation complications arising from interests in professional practices, closely held corporations and commerecial real estate are competently resolved.

Ms. Ghezzi has lectured, locally and nationally, in the areas of legal ethics, civility and professionalism, child custody, and family law. Practice areas also include child visitation, post decree Judgment enforcement, college expense enforcement, spousal maintenance modification, child support modifcation, civil union agreements, paternity, prenuptial planning and Estate Planning. Family Law representative clients include physicians, lawyers, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, business owners, clergy members, home-makers, teachers and union members, as well as their spouses.    

Ms. Ghezzi supports her clients as they go through the process of transitioning their lives by  promoting a cooperative strategy to alleviate the emotional stresses inherent in family law issues. Tactical litigation is utilized when necessary.  The practice extends across Cook, Lake, Du Page, Will, McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties.


The Law Office of Sheryl Rae Ghezzi is conveniently located off I94 at the intersection of Touhy Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.  Parking is free. As a consideration to our busy professional clients, downtown Chicago appointments are available upon request. 

About Sheryl Ghezzi

Law School: The John Marshall Law School

Admitted: 1984, Illinois

Honors and Awards:

  • Bureau of National Affairs, Publisher, 1984
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker License, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois State Bar Association Military Affairs Committee, 2006
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1984
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division, Certified Children's Representative
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1984
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division, Court Facilitator
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Executive Women's Golf Association 2008 to present 
  • John Marshall Law School:  Job Advisory Board (Chairman: Family Law Committee) 2013 to present 
  • Alumni Board of Directors, Lake Forest College, 2007 to 2011
  • Founding Member, Lincolnwood School Foundation, 2002 - 2003
  • Military Affairs Committee, ISBA, 2002 - 2008
  • Court Facilitator, Circuit Court of Cook County, 2002 to present
  • Children's Representative, Circuit Court of Cook County, 1992 to present
  • Village of Lincolnwood Illinois  Human Relations Commission, 2004 to 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Legal Ethics of E-mail National Teleconference, National Business Institute/Westlaw, 2014
  • Legal Ethics of E-Mail, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Civility and Professionalism, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2013
  • The Ethics of E-mail 2012, National Teleconference, , National Business Institute, 2012
  • Civility and Professionalism National Teleconference, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Commencing Divorce Action, Lecturer, Divorce Litigation - Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2011
  • New Supreme Court Rules Overview, Lecturer, Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes in Divorce, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Military Issues in Family Law, Lecturer, Military Divorce Issues, Chicago Bar Association, 2006
  • Child Custody Issues, Lecturer, Handling Illinois Divorces from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2004
  • Lecturer, Legal Ethics of E-mail, National Business Institute
  • The Ethics of Email, National Teleconference, National Business Institute, January 2012
  • Family Law Ethics, National Business Institute,  August, 2004
  • Domestic Violence & Military Personnel, CBA, November, 2006
  • Lecturer, "Preventing Critical Financial Issues During Divorces", National Business Institute, Ethical Considerations,  March 2008
  • Lecturer, "A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings", National Business Institute, Baby on Board: Handling Child Custody, Visitation and Support Issues, March 2009
  • Ethical Considerations, National Business Institute,  March 2010
  • The Divorce Process, National Business Institute,  September 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Chicago Motor Club
  • Commonwealth Edison

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Who's Who in America, 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys in Illinois , 2013
  • Who's Who in American Women
  • Who's Who in American Lawyers

Educational Background:

  • Lake Forest College, B.A. Major: Psychology/Political Science, 1977
  • Kingswood School Cranbrook, 1973
Last Updated: 11/2/2015
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