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Roya Samarghandi

Family Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, child custody, pre-marital and post-nuptial agreements

  2. Child abuse
    DCFS Administrative Appeals

  3. Criminal defense

  4. Expungement

  5. Domestic violence


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105 W. Madison St.
Suite 1110
Chicago, IL, 60602

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Posted by Marina & Josue | July 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody case
Roya was such a sigh of relief for my husband and I. To keep it brief, my husband was having a ton of trouble with his son’s mom. The main issue being her keeping his son from him for no valid reason. We had hired another attorney prior to Roya that was carefree, lazy, and outrageously expensive. helped us stumble upon Roya, and we are both so grateful for that. My husband had a quick but effective consultation where he expressed his hopes (time with his son, basic parental rights, 50/50 parental decisions, etc.) and by the end of his case, every single one of his goals was achieved. Roya is highly communicative, responds quickly, VERY affordable, and empathetic. We could tell she cared about our family and what we were fighting for, and we will forever be thankful for her. Thanks to Roya, we now see my stepson regularly and are active parents in his life. If you are in a similar situation, I would highly recommend Roya.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2019
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Great Attorney. Powerful in the Courtroom!
I hired Ms. Samarghandi to represent me in a hearing to seal a criminal record. Before hiring her, I interviewed several attorneys and felt that there were trying to discourage me from pursuing the matter due to the nature of the crime. Ms. Samarghandi set realistic expectations and was very compassionate in her approach. She prepared a compelling argument for the hearing, and, in the end, we won, and my record was sealed. I am now able to move forward with my life without the stigma of a criminal record. If you want an attorney that can balance both the people side and the business side of the legal industry, I highly recommend her. Sincerely, DW
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
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Excellent Service!
Roya Samarghandi was very helpful with a challenging and complex legal matter regarding getting an order of protection dismissed. Since I live in California, that made the situation even more difficult to navigate. Roya did an excellent job of answering all of our questions and was able to successfully complete the process in an expedient manner. Roya's strategy was efficient and effective. I appreciate all that she did to help me. Her communication was clear and timely. Her pricing structure was also very much appreciated. I highly recommend Roya Samarghandi.
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Posted by Terry | October 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Roya was hired to handle Domestic Relation Litigation. She was knowledgeable and concise. She negotiated fairly and settled the issue swiftly. It was great to find an attorney who cares and considers clients total picture. She was a strong advocate. I would use her again if needed.
Posted by Stacie | July 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great prenuptial agreement services
Roya was very helpful throughout, responsive, knowledgeable, efficient, and thorough, all things you want from someone representing you. I highly recommend her.


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Work Experience

  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2015 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Supervisor, Contract Specialist
  • CDW Direct, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Legal Extern
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Extern
  • Champaign County Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey, LLC
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • University of Nottingham School of Law
  • LLM
  • 2011
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • B.A.
  • 2007


  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Junior Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Family Defense Center
  • Volunteer
  • 2016 - Present
  • First Defense Legal Aid
  • Volunteer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Justice Entrepreneurs Project Participant
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Adult Volunteer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Comp Aspects of Conflicts
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2010


  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Women Flying Solo
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Women and the Law
  • On My Own: Starting Your Solo Practice as a Female Attorney
  • 2018
  • Criminal Law Committee
  • Criminal Law: Practical Information They Can't Teach in Law School
  • 2018
  • ABA Law Practice Division
  • Expanding your Practice Offerings & Earnings through Unbunbling
  • 2018
  • Future of the Profession Committee Meeting
  • CBA's Limited Scope Referral Panel
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a highly contentious case for years that involved multiple family members and purported fraudulent activity. The previous opposing counsels in the matter did not understand the legal complexities: this resulted in further litigation and animosities, leading to further frivolous litigation. The matter seemed to be never-ending. Attorney Samarghandi became involved and with our collective efforts, this highly litigious matter settled in less than two (2) months. Without her involvement, I have no doubt the matter would be ongoing, for really no reason. Attorney Samarghandi's intellect and legal prowess resulted in a fair and honorable resolution for all to this matter. I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Samarghandi."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Roya! Roya represents her clients zealously and professionally. She is highly skilled in the areas of criminal law and family law. Roya is a positive attribute within the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roya is a zealous advocate for her client while remaining reasonable and logical in strategies. I highly recommend her!"

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Chicago Family Lawyer Roya Samarghandi
Roya Samarghandi
Family Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 13 years