Masah S SamForay

Masah S SamForay

The Foray Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence...
  • Illinois
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Summary

Masah S. SamForay, has earned national recognition as a force for her clients. Beyond being recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer, Masah SamForay knows the concerns of clients, intimately. She is a divorcee and working mother who understands what it means to fight for her family during a difficult divorce.

Atty. SamForay is a Co-Founder and Past-President of the Black Bar Association of Will County. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. and served on the 2017-2018 Board and as the Co-Chair of the Small and Solo Firm Committee from 2013-2016. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association- where she holds appointments to the Family Law Section Counsel, Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Law Committee. She is also active in the Cook County Bar Association, where she was the 2016 and 2017 Chair of the Family Law Committee.

Atty. Masah S. SamForay founded The Foray Firm to preserve the dignity of families in transition. She received both her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University-Bloomington. She is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois. Outside of the legal community, Atty. SamForay is very active in her community and holds multiple appointments for organizations with a focus on women, children, and underserved populations. Most recently Atty. SamForay was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Governor’s State University. Atty. SamForay is of Sierra Leonean descent, so she enjoys international culture and travels.

Appointed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner - to the Board of Trustees of Governor’s State University 2017
"10 Best Female Attorneys" - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2016, 2017 and 2018
"Top 100 Lawyers" - -The National Black Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
"Woman of Empowerment" - -The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County 2016
"Attorney Spotlight" - Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism 2016

Education
Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
J.D. (2005) | LAW
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (2002) | Psychology
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Professional Experience
Founder
The Foray Firm
- Current
Co-Founder
Lakeside Law Group, LLP
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Attorney
Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.
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Assistant State's Attorney
Will County State's Attorney's Office
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Speaking Engagements
Property Division, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Transmutation/ Commingling, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Reading and Understanding Operating Agreements, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
People Management Skills for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners, Panelist, Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
How to Start a Successful Law Firm, Panelist, Cook County Bar Association
Cook County Bar Association
Child Support, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Abuse & Fitness to Parent, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Defense of Serious Endangerment Allegations, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Impeachment, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Trial Testimony Organization, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Direct of party- Illinois State Bar Association
Discovery SCR 214 Production Requests, Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Solo-Preneur Bootcamp, Panelist, Cook County Bar Association
Cook County Bar Association
Awards
10 Best Female Attorneys 2016-2018
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Woman of Empowerment 2016
The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
Top 100 Lawyers 2015-2018
The National Black Lawyers
Attorney Spotlight 2016
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Professional Associations
National Bar Association
Member, Family Law Section Council
Current
State Bar of Illinois # 6288570
2018 Vice Chair of Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law Committee, Member of the Family Law Section Council 2015-present
Current
Black Bar Association of Will County
Co-Founder and Past-President
Current
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc
2017-2018 Board of Directors member and Small and Solo Firm Committee Co-Chair 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Current
Cook County Bar Association
Chair of the Family Law Committee 2016 -2018
Current
Governors State University
Board of Trustees 2017 - Appointed By Governor Bruce Rauner
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Division of Assets
  • Spousal Support and Maintenance
  • Post Divorces Change and Enforcement
  • Parent Relocation with Children
  • Orders of Protection
  • Post Nuptial and Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • LGBTQ Family Issues
  • Paternity
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Foray Firm - Preserving the Dignity of Families in Transition
Contact & Map
The Foray Firm
9 E. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
USA
Telephone: (312) 702-1293
Homewood Office
1953 Ridge Rd.
Homewood, IL 60432
USA
Telephone: (708) 960-4033