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About Marcia

Marcia S. Lipkin is a solo practitioner concentrating

in domestic relations since 1985.

Hello, I’m Marcia Lipkin.

Family Law Attorney

From growing up on a farm in downstate Illinois to living and practicing law in Chicago, I learned the importance of hard work, preparation and honesty.

Over 25 years of concentrating in family law has provided me with experience in all areas–divorce, legal separation, declaration of invalidity (annulment), adoption, child custody and visitation, child and spouse support, college contribution, marital and non-marital property valuation and division, attorneys fees as well as enforcement and modification of existing judgments.

I understand the fear and anxiety that those faced with a family law matter often feel. I will work to explain processes and options in order to help her clients understand what is happening and participate in making decisions in matters that will affect them immediately and into the future.

I have experience in all aspects of family law: divorce, property valuation and division, support, custody, paternity, adoption, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, college expenses and enforcement. I’ve handled cases from intake to final agreement/trial and judgment.

Professional Experience

Professional Memberships

Membership requires passing exam in various areas of matrimonial Law
     – Illinois Chapter: Board of Managers
     – Vice President
– Secretary
– Applicant oral exam committee
• Illinois Bar Association-Family Law Section

Awards & Honors

  • 40 Year Anniversary Proudly Serving The Community
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 1995 – Present
  • Top Attorneys In Illinois as recognized in Chicago Magazine 2010 – Present
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 2012 – Present
  • Top Women Attorneys in Illinois as recognized in Chicago Magazine 2013 – Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers, 2014 – Present

Licensed to Practice


  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court-Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court


My Education


    • DePaul University College of Law – J.D.
    • University of Illinois-B.A
      with High Honors in Liberal Arts and Sciences
      with distinction in Sociology.


      • I  live with my husband in a northwest suburb after many years in Lincoln Park and the south loop.

    Awards and Honors

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    "Marcia and I have known each other for many years. We first worked together on a custody case involving a “father-hungry boy” who’d been brought to Illinois by his mother. We won the case that allowed him to return to Arizona to be with his dad, and then ended up litigating his two sisters’ requests to be allowed to do the same. We’ve worked together on other cases and frequently refer to each other, she to me when her client needs a mediator and me to her when my client needs a litigator ready to go to trial. When handing off clients to another professional, it’s particularly comforting to know that they will be in good hands and will actually get the kind of representation that they need. With Marcia, I always trust that."

    Brigitte Bell, Family Attorney

    Contact Me

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    Marcia S. Lipkin

    P.O. Box 30
    Park Ridge, IL 60068