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Sherby Dianne Scurto

Sherby Dianne Scurto

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

In the Interests of the Children

Many divorce lawyers behave like soldiers, fighting for every advantage through a long, drawn-out courtroom battle. But this practice is destructive to any children involved. Trials tear families apart, and I want no part of that.

As an Oakbrook, Illinois, attorney, serving DuPage County, I put the children's interests first. I work hard for quick, equitable settlements that allow divorcing spouses to retain the ability to work together as co-parents after the divorce. My clients don't want a "bulldog" attorney — they want a lawyer who cares about them and their children.

You do not want to get into a war. You want to get on with your life. I can help. Call 630-873-3559 today for a free consultation.

In all my family law practice areas, I emphasize:

Quick settlements: Rather than fighting a contentious courtroom battle, I try to settle matters behind closed doors before the trial.

Equitable agreements: Rather than fighting for every advantage possible, I fight for what's best for the children.

Co-parenting: Rather than tearing each other apart in divorce court, I want my clients to walk away with the ability to work together as co-parents for their children.

My Story

Practicing law is my way of enjoying a second career and realizing my childhood dream of being a lawyer. When I opened my own solo law firm in 2004, I was primed and ready to serve clients in family law, and I thoroughly enjoy what I do. In have gained many experiences in my life and career that benefit me as an attorney: 

Chemistry: My scientific education and experience have helped to make me a detail-oriented attorney, particularly important in complicated issues such as division of assets, child support and spousal support

Psychology: I also have a Master's in Industrial Organizational Psychology, which helps me understand people and their motivations. This is a tremendous benefit in general negotiations regarding divorce and corresponding issues such as paternity, child custody and visitation, adoption, post-decree modifications, and removal.

Military experience: As a Vietnam-era Army veteran, I have knowledge and experience regarding the "military lifestyle", visitation/parenting time issues, military pensions and  various other complexities involved in the military divorce.

Contact My Office

My office is conveniently located in the same building as Ditka's Restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace. I offer competitive rates and a special discounted hourly rate for military divorce clients. Contact me for a free initial consultation.

Selected To

Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Stars

About Sherby Scurto

Admitted: 2004, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background:

  • J.D.

  • B.S. Chemistry

  • M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    11 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Sherwin Strauss

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Strauss Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Sherby Dianne Scurto, P.C.

2 Mid America Plz, Ste 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181-4727


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Sherby D. Scurto2004 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Chemical SocietyMember2004 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2004 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Super LawyersSuperlawyer Rising Star2012
Super LawyersSuperlawyers Rising Star2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Elmhurst CollegeChemistryBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Elmhurst CollegePsychologyMA - MastersN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Martin Luther King Jr. CelebrationMartin Luther King Jr. Celebration2005