Maureen Sullivan Taylor

Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

630-665-7676



Areas Of Practice

Child Custody
Co-Parenting
Divorce
Elder
Family
Legal Separation
PreNuptials
Same Sex Disputes

 
 



Admitted to practice law in 1982, Maureen Sullivan Taylorgraduated 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 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.

Current Employment Position(s):


Partner


Areas of Practice:


Collaborative Law    
Collaborative Family Law    
Family Law Mediation    
Family Law Litigation


Bar Admissions:


Illinois, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004


Education:


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

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  Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International  Major:  French/Education

 
Published Works:


Family Law, Code of Professional Responsibility
, DuPage County Bar Association

Family Law, Attorney's Fees and Mediation, DuPage County Bar Association


Classes/Seminars Taught:


Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois Training, Collaborative Family Law

Divorce Mediation Institute Training, Lutheran General Hospital

Northern Illinois University Law Review Staff

Teaching Assistant of Legal Research and Writing

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


Honors and Awards:


American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Matrimonial Law

State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs Certificate of Appreciation


Professional Associations and Memberships:


American Bar Association Member

Illinois State Bar Association Member

DuPage County Bar Association

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

DuPage County Bar Association

Family Law, 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

DuPage County Bar Association Year of the Child Program

Chairperson, Professional Responsibility Committee

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 Family Law Mediation Program, 1998 - 2003 Advanced Training

DuPage County Mandatory Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, 1989 - Present Arbitrator & Chairperson

DuPage County Court-Annexed Arbitration Program Advanced Training


Past Employment Positions:


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


Pro Bono Activities:


Board of Managers of YWCA/DuPage

Partnership for Family Preservation of DuPage County

Family Shelter Service, Inc.

State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs Certificate of Appreciation

YWCA Corporate Council


Languages:


French

Maureen Sullivan Taylor


1749 South Naperville Road Suite 106 

Wheaton, Illinois 60189


Phone: 
(630) 665-7676 


Fax:      (630) 665-8630

Email: [email protected]