Valerie I. Steiner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lake Forest, IL

Clark & Steiner, Ltd.
 | 560 Oakwood Ave, Suite 101
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-604-8300
Fax: 847-604-8383
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As co-founder and partner at Clark & Steiner, Valerie Steiner dedicates her substantial experience and knowledge to serving clients in Lake County, Cook County, and McHenry County.  Ms. Steiner practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, handling complex financial and custodial matters.  Ms. Steiner’s practice also extends to the appellate courts.  

Ms. Steiner is an experienced attorney, who is adept at utilizing different advocacy styles to meet the demands of each individual case and achieve her clients’ desired results.  Prior to devoting her career to the practice to family law in Illinois, Ms. Steiner began her career in Michigan, where she served as a clerk for a judge in the civil and criminal division until she transitioned to private practice in areas including family law, real estate law, criminal law, probate law, and immigration law.  Ms. Steiner’s experience has armed her with knowledge of complex areas of law that are ever present in family law cases.  This invaluable set of skills and experience allows Ms. Steiner to analyze issues from every possible angle resulting in the most comprehensive and effective strategies to achieve the client’s desired results. Ms. Steiner’s vast experience and depth of knowledge has assisted her in successfully litigating and negotiating complex financial and custody matters, as well as successfully prosecuting and defending appeals.

Ms. Steiner’s ability to develop partnerships with her clients is crucial to her success, yielding the understanding clients need to make informed decisions and contributing to the development of effective strategies.  Ms. Steiner’s ability to maintain a clientele, which is primarily comprised of referrals from former clients, colleagues, and opposing parties is a true testament to the success of her method of practice.

Since establishing her practice in Illinois, Ms. Steiner has distinguished herself as a well-respected and strong advocate on behalf of her clients.  Ms. Steiner has been selected by her peers as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers each year since 2012.  Ms. Steiner remains active in the education of the legal community as a presenter at the Lake County Bar Association Family Law Conference.   Ms. Steiner is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois and Michigan.  

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019

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About Valerie Steiner

Admitted: 2008, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2012-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State of Illinois, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2007
  • State of Michigan, 2005
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Illinois Family Law Update, Lake County Bar Association Family Law Conference, Co-Author and Presenter, 2009-2014

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University, BA, 2002
Office Location for Valerie I. Steiner

560 Oakwood Ave
Suite 101
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone: 847-604-8300

Fax: 847-604-8383

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Last Updated: 8/8/2018

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