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Sarah Louise Gorham

Family Attorney at Rock Island, IL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 9 years
    Illinois - IL 10 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2013
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Sarah Gorham practices law in Rock Island, Illinois.  She is licensed in Illinois and Iowa and works in a variety of areas such as family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, and adoption matters, civil litigation, personal injury, estate planning, probate, real estate, municipal law, and appeals.  In her spare time, she is involved in the community and coaches a college mock trial team.


Stengel, Bailey & Robertson
100 17th St Ste 405
Rock Island, IL, 61201-8717

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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
She was very good and answered all my questions and made sure I knew what to expect
Posted by David | January 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Sarah is, quite simply, an outstanding attorney. She put a great deal of time, thought, and care in to my case, and I am extremely satisfied with the result. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in her area of specialty.
Posted by Scott | January 7, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Choice!
I spent 18 yrs dealing with attorneys who did nothing to assist me in my nightmare with my ex-wife putting me further and further into debt and despair. Every time I turned around the ex was taking me back to court for one reason or another regardless that she received a excellent support and extra expense funds from me, even when our boys lived with me full time for a year. Over the years I had numerous attorneys, none who fought for me or even cared about the truth. None of them went into court prepared to fight, to prove the truth. For example, my ex took me to court stating I owed over $1000 in back child support. This was false as the money was automatically taken out of my paycheck each pay period. My attorney at that time told me it was only $1000 and I should just pay it. He was fired. The years continued with similar attorneys, even those I spent more money on because they weren't local. Every time we would go to court I would be the one that put hours into going over financial statements and bills for myself and I would constantly have to whisper in my attorney's ear during court letting them know what was being said wasn't true and that my ex was lying about her financial situation., Nothing was said, nothing changed and I had to sit there while the judge bought the lies and deceit and awarded her more money each time. I ended up having to work 2 side jobs while holding down a full time career, so my new wife and I could survive. My ex was engaged living in his home paying his double mortgage payments each month to pay his home off quicker because they had all of my money on top of theirs. Not to mention the injustice because in court she claimed she paid a high priced mortgage but it was not her home and it was high priced because by choice, they were paying double. No attorney, prior to Ms. Gorham, ever brought that out in court. At one time, with the incorrect advice of a previous attorney, I ended up over paying my ex $15000 in a 3 year span and a judge awarded it was a "gift". Frustrated, at the end of my rope, I found and retained Sarah, not really having any expectations. All I can say is WOW! Sarah kept me informed with every little detail, she took notes and went over every little thing that others had ignored. I was shocked at how well she went over all the financial statements I made, as well as my ex's. This was typically never done by any previous attorney. Ms. Gorham remembered details that I had not and it was all brought out in court...even finding my ex-wife in contempt (something no other attorney attempted to do). Sarah not only won my case but with the truth finally out in the open, even the judge apologized for what I had been through. I still can't believe I finally had justice and I am forever grateful. Sarah is caring, thorough, professional and diligent and I would highly recommend her. During my 18 years of constant battles with an ex-wife I gave up on getting a fair shot in court, until Sarah came to represent me. I tell everyone I know about her and what an excellent attorney and person she truly is
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Posted by Lee | August 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I was referred to Sarah Gorham by a friend of mine that had used Sarah for her divorce. I am so glad I made that call. I had no clue where to start for an adoption. I called Ms. Gorham and made a appointment to meet with her. I got in fast, and the staff was great. She took her time and answered all my questions and suggested what we do and where to start because I was so frazzled. I hired her on the spot. Her attention to detail and her calming reasoning put my mind to rest. She really made the adoption a smooth process for my family. We are complete now and forever grateful.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stengel, Bailey & Robertson
  • 2013 - Present


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD
  • 2013
  • St. Ambrose University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

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Rock Island Family Lawyer Sarah Louise Gorham
Sarah Louise Gorham
Family Attorney
Rock Island, IL
Licensed for 10 years