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Susan A. Marks

Susan A. Marks

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Medical Malpractice, Car Accidents

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About Me




The first seventeen years of my career were spent in healthcare, my most recent position was with Midwest Orthopaedic Network where I was the Executive Director.  My undergraduate education prepared for me a career in Nursing Home Administrator and I worked at Nursing Homes for several years.  I managed doctors offices, worked for Hospitals, Aetna and Healthstar insurance plans and then I became an Attorney.


What Makes Me a Different Kind Of Lawyer

Having  a whole other career prior to becoming an Attorney has shaped how I approach my client's cases. I am pragmatic and I lead my client's to success in their cases, whether Divorce or Personal Injury, Trial or Settlement.  I have a strong business and finance background-- an asset to my clients, especially in divorce where we are dividing the assets and debts of the parties and even more important in  complicated and high asset divorces.   


I will help you feel at ease so that you can feel comfortable and that your case is  progressing during.   I will help you make the decision of when to proceed and help you understand what is at stake.  We will work together to decide whether to fight for something in your case based on the benefit derived compared to the legal costs. This makes me a better and more effective attorney.  However, I am not afraid to fight for my clients when it is all on the line and when only a Trial will settle the issues between the parties.


Divorce it Trauma Even When It Is Non-Contested

Even at the most amicable level, divorce takes an emotional toll on all parties. There are many concerns to address, including all relevant issues such as property division, maintenance (formerly known as alimony), visitation, custody and support. When strong emotions threaten common sense, when children are at risk, when what was once a source of security begins to weaken and crumble, you need legal support.


However, the support you need must go beyond the impersonal approach that is often associated with large firms. By engaging the services of a lawyer who will work closely with you and who cares about your emotional well-being as well as your financial stability, you can ensure that you hold onto your house or garner general spousal support. Susan A. Marks can help you emerge from your ordeal confident to move forward.

If you are considering getting a divorce in Chicago or the surrounding area or have been served with divorce papers, you no doubt have many financial questions:

  • How will our assets be divided?

  • Will I be able to keep the house?

  • How much money will I have to pay in support?

  • What about marital debt?

  • How will I survive?


At S.A.M. LAW OFFICE, LLC, we are here to address all of these concerns, including matters such as maintenance and property division in a straightforward manner, offering practical solutions and encouragement for a brighter future.

Personal Injury


 Sustaining a serious personal injury, whether in a car crash or through the negligence of a health care worker, can be not only be debilitating, but also overwhelming as you try to work through the subsequent matters of medical insurance claims, doctors' bills and physical recovery.


When to Seek Legal Representation for a Personal Injury


  • If you have been injured in an auto accident or through medical negligence, the time to contact a lawyer for assistance is now.

  • Our personal injury attorney can offer critical advice in the early stages of your case. In an effort to gain immediate relief, clients often unknowingly sign away their rights, making it difficult for them to obtain full compensation for their injuries and pain and suffering.

  • Before you sign a release, accept funds from an insurance company or even pay medical bills, contact S.A.M. LAW OFFICE, LLC. Unpaid medical bills can be taken care of more easily after legal matters are settled and will often be covered in the settlement.


·         Obtaining Compensation


  • Our approach in obtaining compensation for clients is aggressive. We will fight on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained, pain and suffering, medical bills and ongoing treatment.

  • Our strategy is to first examine your case. In the early stages, we look at the facts related to your case, collect information such as medical records and utilize our attorney's prior medical experience to make compelling connections. Only then can we determine the strength of your case and how to proceed.

  • While we are not afraid to go to court and fight on your behalf, we will first work with the opposition counsel to try and arrive at a fair settlement to avoid court costs.



To find out more information on our personal injury work in the areas of wrongful deathfailure to diagnose  we invite you to contact S.A.M. LAW OFFICE, LLC, for a free initial consultation.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    11 years, 400 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    11 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    11 years


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Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info


121 S. Wilke Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005-1525


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyS.A.M. LAW OFFICE, LLC2005 - Present
AttorneyWOLTERS KLUWER2004 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Trial BarMember2011 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Two doctors each fail to tell Client she has lung Cancer until it is too late.$1.05 million structured settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
JanuaryIllinois Governor Signs Pledge Against Texting While Driving2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHealth Care AdministrationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A