Elizabeth Lazzara Recognized as 10 Best By the American Institute's Family Law Division


Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa member Elizabeth Olen Lazzara has been recognized as a 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.™

American Institute is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization comprised of five divisions, including Family Law and Litigation. The American Institute’s Family Law Division recognizes excellence of practitioners in the field by compiling an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each state. Some states, such as Illinois, are broken up into city or region due to their size and population density. To receive the “10 Best” honor, an attorney must: be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or a fellow attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.

“I am so honored to have been chosen as a 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys,” said Elizabeth. “The American Institute’s Family Law Division acknowledges attorneys who have achieved success but, more importantly, who have done so for the benefit of their client.”

Elizabeth has 24 years of extensive experience representing clients in all financial phases of divorce or family law conflict, including, but not limited to: antenuptial (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements; trial practice and procedure; child support and maintenance; property distributions; valuations of closely held corporations, limited partnerships, retirement funds, commercial and residential real estate holdings and employee stock options; and tax analysis of complex income scenarios. She works closely with accountants and valuation experts to determine non-marital and marital values of assets.

Elizabeth also devotes a substantial portion of her time representing clients on children’s issues involving contested and uncontested child custody, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, liberal and supervised visitation, relocation, termination of parental rights, and issues of physical, sexual and/or substance abuse. In this capacity, she works closely with court appointed psychiatrists and child psychologists on custody evaluations in both mediated and litigated settings.

In May 2014, she completed the Divorce Mediation Skills Training course at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Today she uses these skills to assist clients in reaching reasonable, creative and cost-effective solutions that are right for their family. Elizabeth is on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division’s list of Court-Certified Mediators, and is certified to mediate Discretionary (financially related issues) and Mandatory (custody related issues) mediation cases.

Elizabeth earned her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and her B.A. from John Carroll University.

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