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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Sheryl Rae Ghezzi has devoted her 34 year legal career to representing clients with complex family law challenges. Sheryl believes every avenue available should be explored for an amicable settllement but when litigation is required, client satisfaction is best achieved by an attorney and client working closely in developing strategies to achieve the client's goals. Communication is key. Whether a simple unconstested divorce or contested litigation involving child custody and high net worth property issues, clients are kept well informed and participate in the process.

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.  She approaches each case in a bespoke fashion. 

Sheryl shares her knowledge by lecturing, locally and nationally, in the areas of family law, child custody, legal ethics, and civility and professionalism. For over 25 years she has represented  children by appointment by the Circuit Court of Cook County. She mentors students and young lawyers through various organizations and educational institutions. Sheryl has been continuiously recognized for her achievements and is well respected in the legal community.  

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

The practice extends across Cook, Lake, Du Page, Will, McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2019

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About Sheryl Ghezzi

Admitted: 1984, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.divorceconfidential.com/attorneys/sheryl-rae-ghez...

Honors/Awards:

  • Illinois Top 10, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 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 in America 2018
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Who's Who in America

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker License, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association Family Law Section , 2017
  • John Marshall Law School, Employment Advisory Board, Family Law Chairman, 2014
  • 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/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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Who's Who in America, 2016
  • 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

Comments

  • “Sheryl Rae Ghezzi has a productive and admirable approach of highly charged litigation”
  • “Sheryl Ghezzi is a dedicated professional. She is thorough and always prepared. She knows the law and also knows how to negotiate.She understands the psychodynamics of clients going through divorce and offers empathetic, practical, and effective representation.”
  • “Sheryl Ghezzi is thorough knowledgeable attorney with the highest ethics who specializes in common sense and clients service.”
  • “Sheryl is an experienced and respected attorney in her field. Her knowledge of the law and dedicated representation would make anyone lucky to have her as their counsel.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Sheryl Rae Ghezzi

4433 West Touhy
Suite 404
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Phone: 847-675-7570

 

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Last Updated: 10/1/2018

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