Elizabeth E. Nohren

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Shelbyville, IL

Dove & Dove, Attorneys
 | 151 South Morgan Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565
Phone: 217-774-2137
Fax: 217-774-2234
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As an attorney at Dove & Dove, Attorneys at Law, Elizabeth E. Nohren (Liz Nohren) handles cases that involve matters related to the following: family law, estate planning, probate business litigation, consumer real estate, criminal defense and construction litigation. She represents clients in Shelby and Effingham counties in Illinois, as well as those in Shelbyville, Charleston and Mattoon.

    Impressive both in and out of the courtroom, Ms. Nohren has served as an adjunct professor at Eastern Illinois University and frequently speaks at continuing legal education programs about her practice area. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Shelby County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

    In 1998, Ms. Nohren received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Illinois Wesleyan University. She then earned a Juris Doctor from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2000.

    A native of Shelby County, Ms. Nohren understands the unique circumstances that people here face. Her clients range from individuals and businesses to villages and financial institutions. As a licensed mediator, Ms. Nohren knows how to find efficient and fair resolutions without going to litigation. She has served as a guardian ad litem to advocate for the disabled and children who are in the court system.

    Ms. Nohren is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, as well as all appellate and state courts.

    For her many accomplishments, Ms. Nohren holds an Avvo “Superb” rating, and she has been listed in Leading Lawyers.

    Outside the courtroom, Ms. Nohren provides pro bono services through Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance. She also speaks at schools about sexual assault.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Family Law
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Non-Compete Agreements, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, DUI/DWI, Construction Defects


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    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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    About Elizabeth Nohren

    Admitted: 2001, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.doveanddove.com/liz-nohren-elizabeth-eberspacher-...


    • Featured as top women attorney in Illinois in Chicago magazine 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, Featured as top women attorney in Illinois , Chicago Magaaine, 2020
    • Outstanding Women You Should Know, Illini Radio Group, 2010
    • Appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to act as Shelby County Public Guardian and Administrator – Summer 2013 – reaffirmed by Governor Bruce Rauner 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    • 2015, 2016 and 2017 recognition, Emerging Lawyer, Chicago Law Bulletin, 2015
    • Leading Lawyers – Selected Leading Lawyers – 2018, 2019, 2020, Leading Lawyer over 40, 2018
    • Top Women Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago magazine – October 2013
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine– January 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Appointed Shelby County Public Guardian by Governor Pat Quinn - reaffirmed to date, 2013
    • Licensed Mediator., 2010
    • Collaborative Family Law Attorney licensure through the Collaborative Law Institute in Chicago, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Shelby County Bar Association
    • Member, Greater Area Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce, 2004-2006; Counsel, 2004-current
    • Northern, Central and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Courts in Illinois
    • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
    • Chicago Council of Lawyers
    • Illinois
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, 2001-2004
    • Illinois Supreme Court Bar, 2001
    • Shelbyville Greater Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member, Illinois Wesleyan University Council for Women, 2008 to date

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation - pro bono attorney, 2004-present
    • Current Counsel for Greater Area Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce - pro bono

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Social Media, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – IICLE :: Advanced Evidentiary Issues at Trial, January 2013
    • Organized, planned and presented half day seminar with Orr Law., Co-Chair and speaker, Update of New Illinois Child Support Statute, Fourth Circuit Attorneys And Judges With Surrounding Circuits Invited To Attend., 2017
    • Child Custody & Visitation, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – IICLE :: Divorce Boot Camp, September 2013
    • Hosting a family law webinar series with her Associate Kaylee Boehm for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – July 2015
    • Taught paralegal certification course., Lakeland Community College, Adjunct professor, Professor of Paralegalism, 2004
    • presenting speech at IICLE Divorce Boot Camp 2013, 2014 and 2015 speaking at 2nd/4th Circuit Mediator's Conference , Speaker/presenter , 2015
    • Webcast Presentation for IICLE for online family law course on Divorce Boot Camp - Custody and Visitation and changes in Illinois law, Speaker - Presenter, IICLE, Webcase, 2015
    • Attended 2015 (registered to attend 2017) ISBA Annual Family Law Conference in New Orleans, Attendee, ISBA, ISBA, 2015
    • I co-chaired with Twila Orr, a seminar for the Fourth and Fifth Circuit attorneys and Judges, a seminar on the 2016 Family Law Rewrite.  We had just under 100 attendees and incredibly positive feedback.  We are planning another seminar later this year re the Paternity Act and its revisions., Presenter, Co-Chair, 2016
    • Preparing Clients for Child Custody Mediation: Suggestions for Attorneys, CLE :: Child Custody Mediation in Downstate Illinois – January 2013


    • Schultheis v. Schultheis; Effingham County Case 18D82; Successfully upheld prenuptial agreement and settled multi-million dollar dissolution action., 2019
    • Mueller v. Mueller; Coles County Case No 17D172; Successfully defended client in contested evidentiary hearing asking that her parenting time be restricted., 2019
    • Wood v. Wood; Montgomery County Case 19D109; Successfully enforced prenuptial agreement with declaratory judgment action., 2020
    • Workman v. Workman; Coles County Case No. 18D27; Settled contested parental responsibility case for father of young daughter, receiving equal parenting time and joint decisions after 4+ day contested trial on temporary PR's and child custody evaluation with Dr. Judy Osgood., 2019
    • Yockey v. Yockey; Richland County Case 17-D-90.  Successfully pursued enforcement of Prenuptial Agreement with declaratory judgment action., 2018
    • Hoffman v. Hoffman Macon County 17-D-427. Successfully pursued enforcement of settlement granting my client a majority of the time., 2019
    • Successfully obtained custody for  father's in central Illinois in various contested dissolution, paternity and post-judgment matters including, but not limited to: Richards, Justin v. Richards, Shelby County Case No. 04-D-42; Kuhlman, Patrick v. Klitzing, Effingham County Case No. 00-F-26; Richards, Lindell v. Richards, Shelby County Case No. 07-D-55; Kuhlman, Derrick, v. Kuhlman, Effingaham County Case No. 02-D-39; Myers v. Prince, Shelby County Case No. 08-F-16; Young v. Kramer, Shelby County Case No. 09-F-3; Lynch v. Lynch, Shelby County Case No. 97-D-43., 2004
    • County of Shelby and Shelby Township v. Galvins v. Goodwin and Curl (Intervenors) I successfull defended a fourt appeal on behalf of the Intervenors in this subdivision case that was instituted in 2008., 2020
    • Successfully obtained a majority of the parenting time for a father whose teenage son wanted to reside primarily with his father after being in mother's primary "custody" for last 10 years.
    • Successfully tried multiple day bench trial in 2014 to verdict in favor of Plaintiff client in mechanic's lien foreclosure case for outstanding balance of approximately $60,000 due to contractor, wiht $55k+attorney fee award.
    • Keeling v  Keeling, Shelby County Case No. 10-D-8


    • Represented seller of Fox Redi Mix plant in Shelbyville for $750,000+; Represented buyer of the Willow Ridge Winery for million +; Represented seller of Halbrook Autobody to J & R Collision; Represented 16 Marine in selling boat shop, 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Miller Fertilizer; Carpenter Management; First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Central Illinois - general counsel; 3D Cattle, Inc.; Durbin Farms, Inc.; B & R Construction, Inc.; Cotner Farms, Inc.; Fox & Austin Concrete and Construction, Inc.
    •  SIRS, Ed Boarman Motors, Inc.; Burgener Pork, Inc.; Christ Tabernacle Church, Inc.; JHI Construction, Inc.; Dunaway Family Farms, LLC; Fox Prairie Golf Course, Inc.; Macari Service Center, Inc.;  Spruce Street Studios, LLC

    Educational Background:

    • Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2000
    • Loyola University School of Law Child Law porgam, 2019
    • Illinois Wesleyan University Bachelors obtained, 1998
    • Northwestern University School of Law, 2001
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    151 South Morgan Street
    Shelbyville, IL 62565

    Phone: 217-774-2137

    Fax: 217-774-2234

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