Sandra Crawford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Crawford, P.C.
 | 77 West Washington Street, Suite 1119
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-520-9137
Fax: 312-726-1822
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Sandra Crawford is the founder and owner of Law Crawford, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, Ms. Crawford provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Chicago, Cook County and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Family law and divorce

· Mediation, Collaborative Practice and alternative dispute resolution

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As an attorney, Ms. Crawford is committed to educating her clients about their options and helping them make the best-informed decisions as she guides them through the complicated legal process. Well-versed in collaborative law, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques, she has achieved significant success helping her clients resolve their issues and come to favorable agreements in a manner that is far more efficient and economical and less adversarial than traditional litigation.

A compassionate lawyer, Ms. Crawford fully understands the stress and uncertainty her clients are likely feeling regarding their situations, and she delivers highly personalized counsel with the utmost care and respect to help set their minds at ease while illuminating the clearest path to help them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. In recognition of her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, along with many five-star reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1984 graduate of DePaul University, Ms. Crawford obtained her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 1989. A leader in her legal community, she has served as president and board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois as well as a board member and trainer with the Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice, Inc. She is also a member of the board of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

In addition, Ms. Crawford has served as chair of the Illinois State Bar Association's Women in the Law Committee, and she is a member of the association's Diversity Leadership Council, Delivery of Legal Services Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council and its Judicial Evaluation Committee for Cook County. She is also a member of the Collaborative Practice Professionals of Illinois, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Association of Conflict Resolution, among her other professional affiliations.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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About Sandra Crawford

Admitted: 1990, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawcrawford.com/attorney/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recipient of the John Marshall Law School's (now UIC/John Marshall Law School, Chicago) Distinguished Service Award, Distinguish Alumni Award Recepient, John Marshall Law School Alumi Board, 2019
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • ISBA – Mentor (2012-2018), 2018
  • 2-Day Basic Collaborative Law Training from the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Schiller, DuCanto,Fleck Family Law Center, DePaul University, Chicago, Advisory Board Member 
  • John Marshall Law School (now UIC/John Marshall), Alumni Board (2014-2019)
  • ISBA – Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The John Marshall Law School, Alumni Board Member, 2019
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer (Guardian Ad Litem, Cook County - Probate Division).  , 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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 Process Trainer, Trainer, Collaborative Law, 2013
  • Sandra has taught a Master's level Psychology course on Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology., Faculty, Adjunct Professor, Education, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Illinois State Bar Association's Matthew Maloney Solo and Small Firm Award , 2018

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Collaborative Practice Professional
  • Divorce Coach
  • Family Law Professional
  • Mediator
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Office Location for Sandra Crawford

77 West Washington Street
Suite 1119
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-520-9137

Fax: 312-726-1822

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Last Updated: 8/27/2020

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