Maureen Sullivan Taylor

Maureen is very active in the community, volunteering time with organizations like: the YWCA of DuPage County, Family Shelter Service, Inc., Lilac Tree resources for divorcing women, and L.E.A.V.E.S. Divorce Education.

Admitted to practice law in 1982, Maureen Sullivan Taylor graduated with a J.D. from Northern Illinois University Law School. In addition to interning at the United States’ Attorneys’ Office, Maureen was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Matrimonial Law and also served on the Law Review. Founder of the firm, Maureen is a trained and experienced mediator, and is both a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.

Maureen is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court and was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2008 by the American Trial Lawyers Association. She has presented at numerous seminars and has contributed numerous articles pertaining to family law and issues surrounding divorce.

Maureen Sullivan Taylor practices in family law.

Partner

  • Collaborative Law
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Divorce Mediation training, Lutheran General Hospital
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 1982
    • J.D.
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Matrimonial Law
    • Law Review: Northern Illinois University Law Review, Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, 1981 – 1982
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
  • Loyola University/Mundelein College, Chicago, Illinois, 1964
    • Graduate Studies
    • Major: French
  • Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa, 1963
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Kappa Gamma Pi-National Scholastic/Activity Honor Society Women’s Colleges
    • Major: French/Education
  • Family Law, Code of Professional Responsibility, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Family Law, Attorney’s Fees and Mediation, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Child Sexual Abuse Treatment and Training Center of Illinois
  • Legal Reporting Requirements in Sexual Abuse Cases, Illinois Attorney General Seminar, Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • West Suburban YWCA Divorce Hotline Training
  • Oak Brook Women Entrepreneurs
  • National Network Women in Sales
  • Winfield Women’s Club
  • United Way
  • DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Committee Seminars
  • National Association for Women in Careers
  • Exchange Club of Naperville
  • Divorce Recovery Support Group, Linden Oaks Hospital, Naperville, Illinois
  • Behavioral Health Center, Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois
  • Domestic Violence Issues, College of DuPage
  • Family Shelter Service, Inc.
  • Southwest Suburban Chicago, Illinois, Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ Association
  • Financially Surviving Divorce Workshop, Schaumburg High School
  • Women’s Financial Information Program, University of Illinois Chicago Extension Center
  • Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center
  • DuPage County Child Representative Training
  • Clarus Center, Naperville, Illinois
  • Leading lawyers, 2016
  • State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs Certificate of Appreciation
  • Illinois SuperLawyer, 2016
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association – Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Professional Responsibility Committee
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers – Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, Expedited Matrimonial Fee Arbitration Program
  • DuPage County Bar Association Year of the Child Program
  • Chairperson, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee of Family Law
  • Association for Conflict Resolution – Member
  • National Association of Counsel for Children – Member
  • Fellow of Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois – Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • DuPage County Mandatory Family Law Mediation Program, 1998 – Present – Mediator
  • DuPage County Mandatory Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, 1989 – Present – Arbitrator & Chairperson
  • Sullivan Taylor, P.C., DuPage County, 1994 – 2001
  • Haskin & Taylor, P.C., DuPage County, 1990 – 1994
  • Haskin & Taylor & McDonough, P.C., DuPage County, 1988 – 1990
  • Law Firm of Lyle B. Haskin and Associates, DuPage County, 1983 – 1988
  • Law Firm of Benjamin P. Hyink and Associates, Cook County, 1982 – 1983
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Intern
  • Board of Managers of YWCA/DuPage
  • Partnership for Family Preservation of DuPage County
  • Family Shelter Service, Inc.
  • YWCA Corporate Council

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