Susan E. Kamman

Susan E. Kamman

Location:
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Phone:
847-241-4156
Fax:
847-847-7359
Email:

"As the mother of young children, I am sensitive to the impact of family law cases on children. I truly believe that we work for our clients and want the client to be involved in every step of the decision-making process in case resolution. I have volunteered with child-abuse prevention organizations for years, believing that children are our most precious resource and deserve to be treated with respect.

While resolution of your case in an amicable manner is an important goal, our extensive experience and attention to the details of your case ensure the highest quality representation in a hearing or at trial. The financial aspects of your case can be significantly more complicated than you anticipate. We aggressively will act as your advocate in valuing any business interests, analyzing cash-flow and lifestyle, obtaining the necessary discovery documents to determine the value of the marital estate, and protecting your nonmarital assets.

I have served on the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council for eight years, chairing its Child Support Subcommittee for four years, as well as the HFS Child Support Advisory Committee.  I have been selected by the Leading Lawyers Network in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as by Super Lawyers in 2012, as one of the top five percent of family lawyers in Illinois.  I was recognized as one of the top 100 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network.  We take great pride in providing our clients with the highest level of expertise."

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law
  • 100% Family law

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1989
  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1997

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant, Trial Advocacy
    • Honors: Criminal Justice Clinic
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Honors: Dean's List, Nine Quarters
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant, Theories of Mass Communication
    • Honors: School of Speech Dean's Advisory Council
    • Major: Communication Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenter, "So You Want to be a Child-Support Guru?", Illinois Paralegal Association Annual Meeting, 2008
  • "New Article IX: Child Custody Proceedings", ISBA Family Law Newsletter, (Volume 49, No. 9)
  • Illinois Senate Bill 454, (Revision of 750 ILCS 5/503(g)
  • Note Writer, Kansas Criminal Procedure Review (Vol. 5), Comparison Between Proposed Kansas Death-Penalty Statute and Selected State Statutes

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2017
  • Leading Lawyer's Network , 2009 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers 2012-2015, 2017
  • Top 5% of Family Lawyers in Illinois by Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2015
  • 2011 Top 100 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois
  • Child Abuse Prevention Coalition Outstanding Community Service Award, 1993 - 1994
  • "Unforgettable Spirit" Award, Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, 1993 - 1994

Government/Bar Associations

Family Bar Resources

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, Former eight-term member, 2004 - 2012
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, Former Chair, QILDRO Subcommittee
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, Former Four-Term Chair, Child-Support Subcommittee
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, Former Member, Post-High School Educational Expenses Subcommittee
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, Former Member, Legislative Subcommittee
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, Former Member, Cyber-Stalking Subcommittee
  • Former ABA/YLD District 22 Representative (15 Kansas and Missouri YLD Groups)
  • Missouri and Kansas Emergency Legal Assistance for Disaster Victims, Member
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, Former Assistant Executive Council Coordinator
  • Missouri and Kansas Emergency Legal Assistance for Disaster Victims, FEMA Liaison/Coordinator
  • Kansas Bar Association, Former Member, Resolutions Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association Committee, Former Member, Disaster Legal Assistance Committee
  • ABA/YLD Entertainment and Sports Law Committee, Former Vice-Chair Arts
  • ABA-YLD Award of Achievement Committee, Former Vice Chair
  • Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties , Former Chair, Legislative Action Committee
  • ABA/YLD Corporate Counsel Committee, Former Member
  • ABA/YLD Mid-Year Meeting Organization Committee, Former Vice-Chair, 1993
  • ABA/YLD Communications Committee, Former Vice-Chair
  • ABA Entertainment and Sports Industries Forum and Intellectual Property Section, Former member
  • ABA/YLD Communications Committee, Vice Chair
  • Kansas Bar Association, Nominating Committee and Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • Texas Bar Association/YLA Disaster Legal Assistance Committee, Former Member
  • CBA and CBA/YLS Social Security Committees, Former Member
  • CBA Family Law Committee, Member
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association, Former member, Board of Directors
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association, Former President
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association, Former President-Elect
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association, Former Membership Chair
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association, Former Alcohol and Drug Task Force Chairman
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Foundation, Former Secretary, Trustee
  • National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, Former Member
  • National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators, Former Member
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Former Member
  • Valentine Gala (bar charity event for Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, Former Co-Chair, 1993
  • Valentine Gala (bar charity event for Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, Former Committee Member, 1990 - 1995
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake County, Illinois, Former Board Member
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Johnson County, Kansas, Former Board Member
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse, Former Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • NCAA Women's Enhancement Internship Program, Charter Intern, 1988 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sustainer, Junior League of Evanston/North Shore, Illinois
  • Former Member, Junior League of Waco/McLennan County, Texas
  • Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
  • Former Chair, State Public Action Committee for Kansas and Missouri Junior Leagues
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Waco Humane Society and McLennan County Child Protective Services Board, 1995 - 1996
  • Former Evangelism Chair and Church Council member, Salem United Methodist Church
  • Former Vice-President of Ela Area Newcomers’ and Neighbors’ Club
  • Member, Union League Club
  • Former Member, HFS Child Support Advisory Committee
  • Former Member, DePaul University Law School Family Law Center Advisory Board

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • French