Nancy Chausow Shafer is the principal in the Highland Park, IL firm CHAUSOW SHAFER, PC, concentrating in Matrimonial and Family Law including Consensual Dispute Resolution methods such as Mediation and Collaborative Practice, as well as Traditional Client Representation and Litigation to achieve the best possible resolutions in a respectful and cost-effective way. She represents clients located locally and nationwide, in a wide variety of family law issues and disputes; including divorce, mediation, allocation of parenting responsibilities and parenting time, parentage, adoption, pre-& post marital agreements, legal separation and other family law matters.
Nancy prides herself in developing an individual strategy, in partnership with the client, to assure the highest standard of advocacy, addressing both the immediate legal issues at hand, as well as the impact upon the client’s future.
Nancy is a sought-after speaker and educator on a wide variety of family law topics and has been published numerous times in both local and national publications.
In 2017, she was named to the “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois” in Chicago Magazine as selected by peer recognition and professional achievement. She is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the family law category and has been selected by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law by the Leading Lawyers Network. Nancy has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in family law since 2006. Illinois Super Lawyers are also selected by their peers and are “considered among the best in their profession.” She was named one of the “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Illinois by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
Nancy is a Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Illinois Chapter (AAML-IL) and the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (AWALC). She is the Founder of the Center for Collaborative Practice.