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Marie Sarantakis

Marie Sarantakis

Top Divorce Attorney in Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Kane, Kendall and Will County
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Illinois, Wisconsin
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Biography

Ms. Sarantakis is the Founding Attorney of Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd. in Oak Brook, IL. She concentrates her legal practice in domestic relations. In addition to her work in the courtroom, she is versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution as a mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. She was recently recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and featured as a Fellow of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.


Ms. Sarantakis is active in the legal community and leads several committees with the American Bar Association, is an elected Assembly member and Young Lawyers Division Member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Governors of the West Suburban Bar Association. She is also a Young Professionals Board Member of Illinois Legal Aid Online and as an Associate Board Member of the Lawyers Assistance Program of Illinois.


Ms. Sarantakis obtained her Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School. She achieved academic distinction by serving on The John Marshall Law Review and earning three CALI Awards, for the highest grades in her class for constitutional law, evidence, and white collar crime. During that time she clerked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas L. Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court. Ms. Sarantakis also previously externed with the Kenosha County State’s Attorneys Office and Kenosha County Public Defenders Office while obtaining her Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College.

Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2016) | Juris Doctor of Law
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Honors: cum laude - Member of THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW REVIEW
Activities: President of Cook County Student Chapter Justinian Society Chief Magistrate of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Honor Society President of Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
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Professional Experience
Judicial Extern for Justice Thomas L. Kilbride
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Judicial Extern for Justice Thomas L. Kilbride
Judicial Extern for Chief Judge Mary Wagner
Kenosha County Courthouse
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Intern
Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office
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Intern
Kenosha County Public Defender’s Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Family Law: Dissolutions of Marriage Court Proceedings 2021 Edition, Obtaining Orders of Protection
IICLE, Chapter 3
Eight Reasons Why the Pandemic Has Increased the Demand for Divorce Attorneys
DuPage County Bar Association, The DCBA Brief Magazine, October 2020, Vol. 33, Issue 2
Seven Considerations for Divorce Attorneys When the Opposing Party Exhibits Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
DuPage County Bar Association, The DCBA Brief Magazine, September 2020, Vol. 33, Issue 1
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Considerations in Family Law
DuPage County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee
The New Normal: Ethically Practicing Law During the Pandemic
Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Ethics Committee Co-Chair and Moderator
When Facebook Enters the Courtroom: How to Introduce Social Media Evidence at Trial, Kane County Bar Association
11th Hour Seminar (online only due to pandemic)
Is Coronavirus Making You Sick of Your Spouse: Tips from a Divorce Attorney
Life, Love, and the Grind Radio Program, WCPT 820 AM
Five Tips for Handling Your First Divorce Case
ISBA Quick Takes Video
Social Media Marketing for Attorneys
ISBA Quick Takes Video
MELSA, Sisters-in-Law Female Career Panel
The John Marshall Law School
Session 1 on Pleadings, Chicago, IL
ISBA Family Law CLE Roundtable
Session 2 on Admissions Offered Prior to Trial, Chicago, IL
ISBA Family Law CLE Roundtable
Session 3 on Impeachment of Expert Witnesses, Chicago, IL
ISBA Family Law CLE Roundtable
Session 4 on Defense of Allegations of Serious Child Endangerment, Chicago, IL
ISBA Family Law CLE Roundtable
ISBA Law Day, Bar Leaders Panel
The John Marshall School of Law
"Let's Talk Divorce" Marie Sarantakis' Tips for Spouses Preparing for Litigation
Impact Makers Radio
Generational Differences and Shifting Employer Needs in Law Firms, College of DuPage
College of DuPage Paralegal Program
Building Your Book of Business, Wheaton, Illinois
DCBA Young Lawyers Committee
Featured Guest on The Dr. Don Show
Fox News Radio
Law Day, Presentation at Glenn Westlake Middle School
DuPage County Bar Association
Wilmot Union High School Career Panel, Wilmot, WI
Certifications
Certified Financial Litigator
American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
Arbitrator
DuPage County Bar Association
Mediation
Center for Conflict Resolution
Awards
Rising Star - Super Lawyers of Illinois
Thompson Reuters
Newsletter Service Award (5 Year Editor for YLD Newsletter)
Illinois State Bar Association
10 Best Female Attorneys in Illinois
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Rising Star - Super Lawyers of Illinois
Thomson Reuters
Rising Star - Super Lawyers of Illinois
Thomson Reuters
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Illinois
Attorney & Practice Magazine
Rising Star - Super Lawyers of Illinois
Thomson Reuters
Fellow
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 (Illinois)
National Family Law Academy
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
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Activities: Assembly Member (Elected), 2017 – 2020 Chair, Exploratory Committee on Fundraising Efforts, Young Lawyers Division, 2017 – 2019 Co-Chair, YLD Speed Networking Planning Committee, 2017 Delegate, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2017 – Present Mentor, Young Lawyers Division, 2017 Volunteer, Law Related Education Committee, Lawyers in the Classroom, 2017 -2018 Volunteer, Law Related Education Committee, Mock Trial Tourn
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6324929
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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    ** Restrictions apply.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Animal & Dog Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Greek: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd. Website
Contact & Map
Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd.
1220 Kensington Rd., Suite 250
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Telephone: (630) 796-0000
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments available on weekends and evenings.