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Michael Sherwin Strauss

also known as Michael S. Strauss

About me

Mr. Strauss joined the Law Office of Gary L. Schlesinger in March, 2006, and he became a partner on September 1, 2010, when Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC, was formed.  Michael has handled family law cases in seven counties in the state of Illinois.  Michael also serves as a mediator and is frequently appointed to represent children as well. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 23%
  2. Family: 23%
  3. Child Support: 22%
  4. Child Custody: 22%
  5. Adoption: 10%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Stuart Allan Reid

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had several cases against him over the years and he knows the law well and is a strong advocate for his clients. He is a credit to the profession.


    Stuart Reid Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Thomas T. Field

    I have known Mike since he first became a lawyer and have watched him grow into an excellent advocate for his clients, be it in the capacity of divorce counsel or as a Guardian for Children. Mike is compassionate, yet practical, and will always steer his clients in the direction best suited for an equitable resolution to their matter. Mike does not shy away from courtroom disputes, but like any good lawyer, will always look for a non-confrontational resolution where possible. I highly recommend Mike.


    Thomas Field Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Schlesinger & Strauss, L.L.C.

1512 Artaius Parkway
Suite 300
Libertyville, IL, 60048


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200411/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Forty Illinois Lawyers Under Forty to WatchChicago Law Bulletin2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
F. Dennis Franz f/k/a Russell Bundeson AwardAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchlesinger & Strauss, LLC2010 - Present
AssociateThe Law Office of Gary L. Schlesinger2006 - 2010
AssociateShaw Jacobs & Associates2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Deerfield Youth Baseball AssociationDirector of Umpires2015 - Present
A Safe PlaceBoard Member2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionFamily Law Section Council2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Child Law SectionChild Law Section Council2013 - 2015
Illinois State Bar Association, General AssemblyAssembly2010 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationEditor of "The Docket" legal publication2009 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
University of Illinois College of Law Alumni AssociationMember2004 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The DocketEquitable Adoptions2014
The DocketDocket Tips2012
The DocketBruce David2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawMediationFamily and Divorce Mediation Training2008
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignFamily StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Legislative UpdateChild Support and Maintenance2015
21st Annual Family Law ConferenceGuardianship in Dissolution Proceedings2015
20th Annual Family Law ConferenceEquitable Adoptions2014
Alumni/Student ConferenceFamily Law2013
19th Annual Family Law ConferenceGetting Matters Heard & Getting Relief2013
Alumni/Student ConferenceFamily Law2012
13th Annual Family Law ConferenceDiscovery Objections2007