L. Steven Rakowski

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Northbrook, IL

L. Steven Rakowski, Ltd.
 | 899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 300
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-412-9950
Fax: 847-412-9960
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney L. Steven Rakowski is a partner at the highly respected L. Steven Rakowski, Ltd.  Since the establishment of the firm, Mr. Rakowski has focused exclusively on providing high-quality family law services to the residents of Illinois' Cook, Lake and DuPage counties. Today, thanks to his reputation for providing compassionate, yet aggressive, representation to his clients, those living throughout the region know to turn to him for help when facing any family law challenge, including the following:

    • Divorce
    • Legal separation
    • Property division
    • Spousal support
    • Child custody
    • Visitation
    • Child support
    • Premarital and postnuptial agreements
    • Post-judgment modifications
    • Order of protection
    • Domestic abuse

    Mr. Rakowski began his legal career in 1990 after earning his law degree from The John Marshall Law School and receiving his approval to practice law in the state of Illinois. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois' state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has also approved him to practice in its courtrooms.

    Over the course of his 31-plus year legal career, Mr. Rakowski has built a reputation as not only a skilled trial attorney but also as a talented negotiator. In fact, many of attorney Rakowski's clients seek his assistance in using alternative dispute resolution methods, including collaborative law, to solve their legal challenges.

    When Mr. Rakowski is not assisting a client, he is often found at legal events. He is a valued member of numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, ISBA Family Law Section Council, Advocates Society of Polish American Attorneys, Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Helenic Bar Association, and the Cook County Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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  • About Steven Rakowski

    Admitted: 1990, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.lsrfamilylaw.com/attorney-profiles/l-steven-rako...


    • Phi Kappa Alpha, John Marshall Law School

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • AAML certification., 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • CLII, Fellow
    • Cook County Bar Association, Member
    • Chicago Bar Association, Family Law Committee Member, 1990
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • North Suburban Bar Association, Member
    • Illinois, 1990
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1990

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Pro bono advocate and volunteer for Amicus Poloniae Legal Clinic. Representing disadvantaged litigants in all forms of domestic relations cases in both state and federal court. Also volunteer attorney for the Consul General of the Republic of Poland, Legal Department., 2007


    • Appointed to ISBA Family Law Section Council. Chair its Parentage Sub-committee., 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Accepted as Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers., 2020

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Received the Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation.  , 2008
    • Received honorary degree from the Scientific Association of Private Law UKSW-Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University for participation in a symposium of lawyers and judges presenting on the issue of foreign judgment recognition and alternative dispute resolution., 2013

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois, B.A., 1986
    • De Paul University
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    Office Location for L. Steven Rakowski

    899 Skokie Blvd.
    Suite 300
    Northbrook, IL 60062

    Phone: 847-412-9950

    Fax: 847-412-9960

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    Last Updated: 12/30/2020

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