Sean M. McCumber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Naperville, IL

Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C.
 | 1250 E. Diehl Road, Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-665-7676
Fax: 630-665-8630
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%)
Attorney Profile

Sean M. McCumber is an attorney at Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C. Focusing his practice exclusively on family law matters, he provides dedicated representation to clients throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area from the firm's offices in Naperville. Admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts, Mr. McCumber is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Much of Mr. McCumber's practice involves assisting people who are facing the end of their marriage and who are thus having to deal with such divorce-related issues as property division, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. He has extensive experience in advocating for these clients in front of a judge, but his background in collaborative law allows him to often help them seek an accord on these matters through the use of that alternative dispute resolution method. Mr. McCumber has also provided representation to clients who have already had their marriage dissolved and who are seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing court orders.

In addition to his matrimonial caseload, Mr. McCumber regularly prepares and reviews prenuptial agreements, and his family law experience also includes adoptions, domestic partnerships and juvenile neglect. He has often been appointed as guardian ad litem to represent children, and he has trained other appointees as well. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his successful track record as well as for his ethical approach to what are often sensitive and emotional matters, Mr. McCumber has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He obtained his legal education at the University of Illinois College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1998.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%)

Elder Law (20%)

Intellectual Property (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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About Sean McCumber

Admitted: 1998, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009 - 2013
  • Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2016
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois, 1998, Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Leading Lawyers, 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, 2012
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois, 1998, Honors: Dean's List; Moot Court
  • Lawyer of the Year, DuPage County Bar Association, 2010
  • Pro Bono Attorney Service Award, DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service, 2012
  • Directors Award for Service to the Bar, DuPage County Bar Association, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2000
  • Certified as Guardian ad Litem in Abuse and Neglect Cases by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 1997
  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  •  Illinois State Bar Association, 1998 – Present Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2005 – Present Illinois State Bar Association, Child Law Section Council, 2007 – 2012; Kendall County Bar Association, 2009 – Present; DuPage County Bar Association, 2005 – Present Family Law Committee, 2005 – Present, Vice-Chair – 2009, Chair – 2010, 2011, Child Advocacy Committee, 2006 – Present, Vice-Chair – 2006, 2011, Chair – 2007, 2012, Child Representative/GAL Subcommittee, 2006, CLE Committee, 2006 – Present, CLE Committee – Basic Skills Subcommittee, 2006, Diversity Committee, 2008 – Present, Intellectual Property Law, 2008 – Present, Vice-Chair – 2008, Chair – 2009, Media Committee (Public Service Legal Media Show), 2007- Present, Vice-Chair – 2007, 2010, Chair – 2008, 2011 Legal Aid Committee, 2006 – Present, Vice-Chair – 2007, Chair – 2008, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2011 – Present, Vice-Chair – 2011, Chair – 2012, Entertainment Committee Chair, 2008, Judges' Nite Committee Vice-Chair – 2007, 2008, DuPage County Legal Assistance Foundation Vice-President – 2007, 2012, President – 2008, 2013; Celtic Law Society, 2006 – Present; DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, 2006 – Present; DuPage Justinian Society, 2006 – Present, Cancer Ball Committee, 2008 – Present; Illinois Bar Foundation, 2007 – Present; American Inns of Court, DuPage County Chapter, 2007 – Present; Chicago Bar Association, 1999 – 2005, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2003-2005
  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2001

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Service, Chicago Bar Foundation, Community Economic Development Project, Steel Beam Theatre Company, Congo Square Theatre Company, The Nature Conservancy, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "At the Finish Line: Drafting Sponsorship Agreements That Won't Trip You Up" (co-author), DCBA Brief, Volume 20, Issue 5, 2008


  • United States v. Thomas, 284 F.3e 746 (7th Cir 2002)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2012
  • Certificate of Special Recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives for teaching mentoring, advising and inspiring the Glenbard South High School mock trial team, 2006
  • Named a Leading Lawyer in Adoption & Reproductive Technology Law, Leading Lawyers Network, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1995, B.A. in Criminal Justice, Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Honors: Illinois State University Presidential Scholar; Dean's List
Office Location for Sean M. McCumber

1250 E. Diehl Road
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-665-7676

Fax: 630-665-8630

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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