Marcy Newman, founder, is recognized as a leading domestic relations advocate in Chicago and across Illinois. She is a skilled counselor with significant experience advising clients as they navigate life-changing events and legal matters crucial to their futures. Since 1979, Ms. Newman has focused exclusively on family law and the issues inherent to divorce, parental allocation, paternity, and separation. She is also a trained mediator, and has been appointed in numerous cases as a Guardian Ad Litem on behalf of minor children.
Representing clients in both traditional and same sex relationships, men and women, she uses her expertise and compassion to guide spouses, life partners and families through the process.
Ms. Newman is recognized by her peers for her contributions to family law. Every year since 2006, she has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, an honor requiring a nomination by fellow attorneys in domestic relations, and available to only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. In 2013 and 2014 Chicago Magazine recognized her as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the State of Illinois, and she has been named a “Leading Lawyer.”
Since 1996, Ms. Newman has been a Fellow of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a group of only 126 attorneys in the state, and currently serves as an officer of the Illinois chapter. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the AAML.
Ms. Newman is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. She has won cases in appearances before the Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.
“I enjoy the practice of family law because it’s challenging, and incorporates many areas of law, such as real estate, business valuation, accounting principles and taxation. But more than that, I care about my clients. I want to make sure that once this process is over they are able to create an environment that allows them to make the best decisions for their future and their family’s future.”