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Beth Fawver McCormack

Beth Fawver McCormack

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation

About Me

Beth is a partner at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove. Since receiving her Juris Doctorate in 1992, Beth practices exclusively in family law matters.


Beth is uniquely qualified to represent clients in the most difficult circumstances. The philosophy under which Beth practices is founded on compassion and empathy. When going through a divorce, people are often scared and vulnerable. It is their attorney’s job to be aware of their needs and look for the most appropriate solution for the individual.

Some battles should be fought in court and others should not. Litigation is always a viable option, however negotiating a fair and reasonable settlement is often the less painful and most cost-effective solution. In order to better serve her client’s needs, Beth trained as a Collaborative Law Attorney.  Beth is a Collaborative Law Fellow with the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.  To learn more, please visit


Working closely with a certified divorce planner, Beth strives to ensure both she and her client gain a clear understanding of the long term financial impact of a settlement on all parties.


Beth is on the Advisory Council for Between Friends and sits on the Board of Rainbows for all Children.

Beth was quoted in an article in Forbes Magazine entitled "Five Things Every Married Woman Needs to Hear About Divorce"  The article can be found at:


Beth was named Top 50 Women Super Lawyers and Top 100 Super Lawyers in the State of Illinois for 2013. 




Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    23 years
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Family: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Elizabeth M. Westover

    Beth and I had a very difficult case but through it all Beth was not only a great attorney but a gracious person. In the end this really helped our clients obtain an outcome that served both of the parties' best interests.


    Elizabeth Westover Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Marie Christine Fahnert

    Beth was the children's representative in a highly contested child-custody case. I represented the mother. I thought it was nearly impossible to get the two parents to agree on a custody judgment. Soon after Beth was appointed, a custody judgment was entered. I was amazed.


    Marie Fahnert Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove, LLP

161 North Clark
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199205/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Community Partner Friend of the YearBetween Friends2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerKamerlink, Stark, McCormack & Powers, LLC1998 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rainbows for All ChildrenBoard Member2013 - Present
Between Friends f/k/a Friends of Battered Women and Their ChildrenBoard Member1996 - 2002

Publication NameTitleDate
Chicago Daily Law BulletinCollaborative Concepts2013
Buffalo Grove PatchLong Grove Woman is Selected One of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois2013
Crain's Chicago BusinessSchools pile the assignments on today's moms and dads2011
Forbes Magazine"Five Things Every Married Woman Needs to Hear About Divorce" by Kiri Blakely2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Illinois State UniversitySociologyN/A1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisCollaborating Financially2013
Chicago Bar AssociationDomestic Violence 1012013
Domestic Violence 101Domestic Violence Panel Discuss2011
Violence Against Women-Shout it Out and Stop it NowDomestic Violence2010
Divorce 101Basic Understanding of all aspects of Divorce Law2007