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Marilyn Fletcher Longwell

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Custody Support, Family

About Me

I have practiced in various areas of law before concentrating in all areas of Family Law.  My AV peer rating by Martindale Hubbell indicates the highest levels of professional and ethical achievement.  I have twice been short-listed for associate judge in Cook County and served as President of the West Suburban Bar Association in 2010.  Currently I am an appointed member of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council and have written and spoken extensively on Family Law subjects.  I practice in Cook, DuPage and Will Counties.


In order to maximize our work for our clients we use a team approach often using lower billing team members to handle tasks which do not require my level of experience.  We give the clients information and guidance in making decisions on their cases and tailor our efforts to the individual client's needs rather than taking a cookie cutter approach.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Divorce & Separation: 45%
    41 years
  2. Custody Support: 30%
    41 years
  3. Family: 25%
    41 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Steven James Grace

    Marilyn is very professional, knowledgeable and has numerous years of experience as an Attorney. I highly endorse Marilyn based on my experiences working with her on Family Law matters.

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    Steven Grace Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is attentive, sensitive, responsive, extremely knowledgable, patient, kind, cares about her clients. She is well respected by her colleagues and the judges.

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    Mary Farmar
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Marilyn Longwell & Assoc., P.C.

111 West Washington Street Suite 1625
Chicago, IL, 60602

Marilyn Longwell & Assoc., P.C

1301 W. 22nd Street
SUITE 205
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197305/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalMarilyn Longwell & Assoc., P.C.1979 - Present
Assistant Legal AdvisorIllinois State Board Of Education1975 - 1979
AssociateLawrence L. Kotin, Ltd.1973 - 1974

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Suburban Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
Aids Legal Council of ChicagoBoard Member1988 - 1989
Attorney General's Advisory Commission on Rights of the HandicappedMember1988 - 1990
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DuPage County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
West Suburban Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women's Bar Association of IllinoisMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterThe Art of Mentoring2015
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterWhere have all the Grandmas Gone?2013
Illinois State BarAssociation Family Law NewsletterNew Power for Guardians of the Disabled--Filing for Dissolution of Marriage2013
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section NewsletterThe Supreme Court Weighs in on a Question of Income,”2012
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section NewsletterModest Suggestions on How Not to Mess Up a Divorce Case, Part 22012
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter“Modest Suggestions on How Not to Mess Up a Divorce Case, Part 1,”2011
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterConfidentiality Issues for Family Lawyers2009
pamphletGetting Divorced: What to Expect1990

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Muskingum College; The Ohio State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law Update, 2015: A French Quarter FestivalRemoval of Children from Illinois2015
Family Law UpdateEthical Dilemmas for Child Representatives2013
Family LawFamily Law Seminar Series2012
Continuing Legal EducationParentage pleadings2012
Continuing Legal EducationTemporary Relief Motions2011