For more than 20 years, I have provided strong representation to people in DuPage County, Cook County and the surrounding parts of Illinois. My practice is focused solely on family law, and my experience and depth of knowledge allows me to handle the most challenging cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, property division and other issues. Mary is among a very elite group of attorneys who have received the Martindale-Hubbell "Client Distinction Award", both in 2015 and 2016. Less than 1% of the nation's 900,000 plus attorneys earn this honor. While I understand that you do not necessarily want to become embroiled in stressful and time-consuming family law litigation, I also know that you want to protect what is yours: your property and your relationship with your children, and the security of your financial future, for example. That means turning to an attorney who is strong and assertive, willing to go to court to be your advocate and get the point across to a judge. At the same time, you do not want an attorney who simply fights for the sake of fighting. I am skilled and able to work directly with the other side to reach an amicable resolution, if such a resolution is possible in your case. I always strive for settlement first.