Representing Clients With
Dignity and Respect Since 1993

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Marjorie Sher

  • Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Divorce/Legal Separation
  • Allocation of Parenting Responsibilities
  • Child Support
  • Parenting Time
  • Orders of Protection


I have been practicing Family Law matters in Lake County, Illinois since 1993. I have a deep understanding of family law, which allows me to meet my clients' needs in resolving simple or complex family law matters, including property division, maintenance, and division of debt. In addition, I assist my clients with issues involving allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time and support issues, whether simple or complicated. Lastly, I have significant experience in handling jurisdictional issues as well as Orders of Protection.

All clients receive my personal attention and quick responses to their questions and needs. My focused practice and concentration streamlines the legal process and costs while providing quality results.

I am entrenched in the Legal Community of Lake County, and have been President of the Lake County Bar Association, President of the Association of Women's Attorneys, Chair of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA and have been frequently appointed by the Courts as a Guardian Ad Litem, Child Representative and Mediator.

There is no fee for an initial consultation in most cases. My office is conveniently located in downtown Waukegan across the street from the Lake County Courthouse. Call today for an initial consultation.


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Journalism

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Lake County Bar Association, President, 2012 to 2013
  • Lake County Bar Association, Vice President , 2010 to 2012
  • Lake Count Bar Association, Secretary, 2008 to 2010
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 1993 to Present
  • Chair of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA, 2020 to 2022
  • Vice Chair of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA, 2019 to 2020
  • Member of the Family Law Committee of the LCBA, 1998 to Present
  • Member of the Family Law Advisory Group of the LCBA, 2010 to Present
  • Association of Women’s Attorney’s, President , 2004
  • Association of Women's Attorney's, Vice President, 2003
  • Association of Women's Attorney's, Board of Directors, 1998 to 2002
  • Association of Women's Attorney's, Member, 1994 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1992 to Present
  • A Safe Place, Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyer Service, Participating Member
  • Teen Court Judge
  • Member of the Judicial Selection and Retention Committee for 6 years
  • Co-Chair of the Campaign for Legal Services

Published Works

  • How to Get Children's Statements into Evidence, Without the Child Having to Come to Court to Testify, The Docket, Lake County Bar Association, Volume II No. 7, July, 2000
  • How to Get a Petitioner His License Back After it Has Been Revoked for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, The Docket, Lake County Bar Association, Volume VIII, No.9, September, 2001


  • Catalyst Award - LCBA
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year

Classes & Seminars

  • How to Get Children's Statements into Evidence, Without the Child Having to Come to Court to Testify, Lake County Bar Association Family Law Seminar, 2000 to 2000
  • Life Changes, How to Deal with Them Emotionally, Legally and Financially, (Co-Presenter), Various Facilities, 2000
  • You have been appointed as a GAL, now what? , LCBA, 2019
  • The Art of Speaking to and Listening to Children , LCBA, 2018
  • Family Law for the Beginner, LCBA, 2014
  • Making Sense of Divorce, 2009
  • 137 - Not Just a Road in Lake County, LCBA, 2008


  • English

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Services - Committee for Legal Services Co-Chair