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Modupe A. Sobo

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Modupe

Learn Modupe’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Representing individuals filing and responding to all aspects of divorce, including child support, allocation of parenting time (visitation/custody) decision making and property settlement

    25 years

  2. Family

    25 years

Modupe Sobo was born and raised in London, England. In 1993 she graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in England with a Bachelor of Law Degree with Honors LLB(Hons). In 1997 she graduated from Chicago Kent-College of Law-Illinois Institute of Technology with a Juris Doctorate of Law (JD).

Less than a year after graduating from Law school, Modupe Sobo, began working for herself as a solo practitioner, specializing in the area of Family Law. She, therefore, handles divorces, both contested and uncontested, Paternity, child support, parenting time (visitation/custody), and decision making. "I enjoy helping people get through what is often, one of the most stressful times in their lives. There is nothing more rewarding to me than having a client say a heartfelt Thank You".

Modupe is a Certified Arbitrator with the Mandatory Cook County Arbitration program, where she hears and decides civil disputes.   In addition, Modupe Sobo is a Certified Mediator, having trained with the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Modupe is a firm believer in the mantra "To whom much is given, much is expected." She volunteers at her church, thereby providing legal advice and representation to people who are less fortunate. As a result of her work with her church legal clinic, Modupe has received multiple  Community Service Awards, from the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Modupe enjoys traveling, playing tennis and cycling.

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Law Offices of Modupe A. Sobo PC
161 N. Clark Street,
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60601


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  24 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
I have enjoyed working with Attorney Sobo. She is very professional and knowledgeable. She was quick to answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Saquan | March 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
FireFighter, Police Officer, Business owner.
I will recommend Attorney Sobo as a lawyer to represent anyone. Attorney Sobo was very on point and anytime I had questions she was always there to answer my questions. Attorney Sobo made my experience with my case easy and understandable.
Posted by Andrea | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer Who Listened
My experience with Ms. Sobo was excellent throughout the entire divorce process. I felt reassured and supported starting with our first consultation. She was thorough in her explanations and in walking me through all of the steps of the divorce. I was also impressed with how quickly she was able to resolve my divorce. I am thankful that she was my lawyer.
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Posted by Tammy | March 10, 2022
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Ms Sobo made my divorce a simple pleasant experience!!!
I had put my divorce off for over a year. I was terrified- didn't know where to begin. I interviewed 4 lawyers. After talking with Ms Sobo I knew she was the perfect lawyer for me. She guided me through the entire process....keeping me on track to successfully get what I wanted out of it. People are always surprised when I say my divorce was great!!!
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Posted by Carmille | December 4, 2018
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Modupe was exactly what I needed! She was professional, efficient and concise. She was expert enough to point out a clause that needed to be added to my current parenting agreement and without her I would never have known. This was in addition to addressing the issue I retained her for! Her demeanor is calm, family law can be emotionally taxing, but she made me feel relaxed and reassured. I would highly recommend her for all family law needs and I expect that she's an excellent mediator.
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Posted by dennis | December 4, 2018
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mr. wells
Very good attorney, honest, knowledgeable. hard working. My case was a divorce that was contacted with attorney Sobo in the Spring of 2015.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever!
Ms Sobo was very professional, respectful, compassionate to my plight. She put my mind at ease.She comes highly recommended.
Posted by Dave | January 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Sobo represents me in a Divorce and I was very satisfied with the outcome of the result.
She did all the things that was possible to get me the most that I could get from the Divorce.. I would definately recommend Lawyer Sobo to anyone getting a Divorce..
Posted by T.Anderson | December 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Extremely Knowledgable, Great Job!
Modupe Sobo was referred to me and I am so glad to have hired her to represent me in my divorce case. She kept me informed, was very detailed in explaining documents, and always provided me a breakdown on things that I might have had some difficulty understanding. Most importantly, with her assistance, she was able to end my case. I would highly recommend Ms. Sobo!
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Posted by Norma | December 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable!
I highly recommend Ms. Sobo. She was very informative and knowledgeable in assisting wirh my divorce. Divorce was expedited without any issues.
Posted by Maurice | October 17, 2014
A great job
Modupe was amazing. She kept me informed, protected me legally, and avoiding pitfalls. She was instrumental in my divorce. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by LTanya | January 24, 2014
Job well done
Ms. Sobo did an outstanding job with my case. She was very knowledgeable and compassionate about my case. She kept me informed of all documents and explained in detail all steps and procedures. She truly made this a smooth experience for me!!
Posted by Randall | January 23, 2014
A thanks well worth every penny
As odd as this world would allow me to post a review, in favor of a father seeking to gain legal assistance for primary custody of my daughter. I was referred to Ms Sobo, who started a very efficient job at obtaining an understanding of my character & exactly what I was seeking but more importantly what was best fit for my daughter. Ms Sobo is a very professional, trustworthy lawyer who I've referred on a few occasions & will continue to hire when needed. Our decision to hire Ms Sobo has really help relieve my family & I of a burden we did not want.
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Posted by Peter | November 5, 2013
Forget the Rest...and Hire the Best!
I needed to find an attorney to negotiate a settlement of my outstanding child arrears judgement. The judgement was an amount that I would never be able to pay. When I had my first consultation with Modupe I could tell that she was a caring advocate who could negotiate a settlement that would be acceptable to all parties involved. She is a very well spoken, knowledgeable and assertive lawyer. Her approach was pragmatic and efficient. She kept me informed on a timely basis by phone or email. She is very methodical and detailed in her billing of her time. And I found that her sevices were very reasonably priced. But most importantly, I was extremely pleased with the results . Her efforts resulted in a settlement significanlty less than the original judgement amount. I am eternally grateful to her. I will always be her staunchest advocate!
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Posted by David J. | August 26, 2013
Review of Attorney Modupe Sobo
I highly recommend Attorney Sobo, her knowledge of the legal process as well as her ability to apply the law remains A-1. Attorney Sobo's responsiveness was prompt and very thorough. Attorney Sobo's communication was always precise and to the point. The legal expertise of Attorney Sobo was a far greater value than what attorney Sobo's fees were for the services provided.
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Posted by Jerry | August 25, 2013
highly recommend
My name is Jerry Pierce I have known attorney Sobo for over twenty years, there are few attorneys that take make you feel confident, she's a proven leader in her profession and I highly recommend her to you, you have to check her out for yourself to see what I've been pleased with.
Posted by Jephious | August 25, 2013
The best
She was the best lawery I have has she on time straight to the point and she knows what she's doing I would recommend Modupe sobo to any and everyone she excellent.
Posted by Harith | August 24, 2013
Attorney Sobo is Professional, Aggressive, Knowledgeable, with Excellent Character. None are better in Civil or Domestic cases.
I am still ecstatic about the way Attorney Modupe Sobo worked on my behalf! Attorney Modupe Sobo represented me in a complicated civil case that took over 2 years to resolve - but it was resolved in amy favor. While representing me, she was aggressive, insightful, and unwavering in her advocacy on my part. She always stood up to the Assistant State's Attorneys and was expert in her knowledge of the law. Before meeting Attorney Sobo, I tried to find a lawyer on my own - without consulting anyone. I met with several other attorneys who didn't feel the case could be resolved in my favor, were negative in their attitude about my need to go to court, and lacked the passion, I as a client, want to see/feel from my legal representative. I talked to several close friends who are lawyers, but not in civil/domestic cases, and they recommended I go see Attorney Sobo. From my initial meeting and throughout the numerous court hearings, Attorney Sobo was always there, supportive and positive in her advocacy on my behalf. She saved me over $70,000. So, without any reservation, I would recommend her to anyone, seeking expert, professional, passionate, and caring legal representation or counsel in any type of domestic or civil case. In my opinion, you will be hard-pressed to find a better (or even equal) legal advocate in the Chicago.
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Posted by Manoel Alaba Ferreira | July 15, 2011
excellent lawyer, fights hard for her clients
Modupe Sobo law firm took up my case for me and fought very hard to help me resolve my messy divorce and child custody fight in a timely manner. She was very aggressive against my opponent and was very knowledgeable about the law . Modupe Sobo firm ensured that I was not cheated and she saved me a lot of court expenses and money, despite picking up my case at a late and damaged stage because my first attorney Mr. Axelrod (who I fired) had really messed up the case and i had a judge who was biased and angry towards me but My second lawyer Ms. Modupe Sobo was able to salvage the case for me and got me a pretty good settlement. she was very good followed the letter of the law despite facing a hostile judge, i got good custodial rights for my daughter. Excellent lawyer I recommend her any day to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2011
self serving...
Modupe took a significant cash retainer from a litigant with no financial resources and on public aid thru no fault of their own. Modupe did not have to pay filing fees or an appearance fee as that was already prepaid by litigant. Modupe agreed to handle the case for support and property concerns with one page certified petitions already on file. There was already a hearing scheduled that Modupe agreed to with me, the Court and the other party. Modupe then filed a petition for fees and then withdrew from the case. I had to stand trial by myself. The retainer could of been used compensate a legal aid lawyer for at least 20 hours of legal administration or to use for the basic necessities of life. if you think this is slanderous, look up case [case number removed] at the Cook County Court Clerk's office website. I question this attorney's fiduciary obligation, integrity and trustworthiness. Just another self-serving bad apple. Modupe's actions or lack thereof caused unnecessary financial losses and unnecessary delay. Needless to say, it has weakened my trust, faith and confidence in our legal system and of the conduct allowed by a licensed lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • Cook County Arbiration
  • 2005 - Present
  • Modupe Sobo & Associates
  • 1998 - Present


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1997
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • LLB(Hons) Bachelor of Laws
  • 1993


  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago
  • Co-chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago,
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Cook County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Co-chair
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Service Awards
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • networking and Marketing your way to the top
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • Family Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
Endorse Modupe
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Modupe is an effective and pleasant person to have on your side. She is a bright llight in a very tough profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Sobo is an excellent lawyer and mediator. I have been opposing counsel in matter against her and she has served as a mediator in cases that I have. She is knowledgeable and always a pleasure to work with or have as opposing counsel. She gets the work done!"
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an exceptional attorney and very easy to work with. She always advocates for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She was a worthy opponent and an excellent lawyer"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ms. Sobo--she knows the law, is a tenacious advocate and she cares about her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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