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  1. Adoption: 40%
    27 years, 500 cases
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
    26 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    32 years
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    27 years
  5. Other: 15%
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3247 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618-5833


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198311/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardChicago Volunteer Legal Services2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ Sole PractionerLaw Office of Sara R. Howard1986 - Present
Loan Review Officer & In-house counselFirst National Bank of Liincolnshire1984 - 1986
Sales AssociateKaplan & Associates, Realtors1975 - 1982
TeacherChicago Board of Education1969 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationChristmas Spirits2001 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAdoption Law Committee1995 - Present
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesPanel Referral Program1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Northeastern Illinois UniversitySpecial EducationTeacher Certification1971
Roosevelt UniversitySociology/Theater ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chicago Bar Association, Adoption Law CommitteeAdoption - Consent2013