Sheryl Rae Ghezzi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lincolnwood, IL

Law Office of Sheryl Rae Ghezzi
 | 4433 West Touhy, Suite 404
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: 847-675-7570
Fax: 847-675-7570
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Sheryl Rae Ghezzi addressed complex family law issues with over 30 years experience. Whether a simple unconstested divorce or contested litigation child custody and high net worth property issues, the client is well represented and kept informed. Sheryl's experience with the divorce process emcompasses the valuation and division of marital and non-marital property; parental responsibility for children; children's financial support and specific 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.

Sheryl appreciates sharing her knowledge and has lectured, locally and nationally, in the areas of family law, child custody, legal ethics, and civility and professionalism. She is well respected among her peers. She 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.

Practice areas include divorce, child visitation, post decree Judgment enforcement, college expense enforcement, spousal maintenance modification, child support modification, 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.   

The main suburban office is conveniently located off I94 at the intersection of Touhy Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.  Parking is free.

As of May 1, 2016, our satellite office will be located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800, Chicago, Illinois.  Discounted parking will be available for clients close to the office and Richard J. Daley Center. 

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Family Law: Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016

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About Sheryl Ghezzi

Admitted 1984, Illinois

Professional Webpage: www.divorceconfidential.com/attorneys

Honors and Awards:

  • America's Most Honored Professionals , American Registry, 2016
  • Illinois Top 10, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2015
  • America's Most Honored Professionals , American Registry , 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago Magazine Super Lawyers, 2013
  • 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, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association Family Law Section , 2016
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Who's Who in American Women

Educational Background:

  • Lake Forest College, B.A. Major: Psychology/Political Science, 1977
  • Kingswood School Cranbrook, 1973

Industry Groups

  • Family Law Attorneys
  • Office of Sheryl Rae Ghezzi

    4433 West Touhy
    Suite 404
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    Phone: 847-675-7570

    Fax: 847-675-7570

     

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