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Susan A. Marks

Susan A. Marks

Founding Partner

Susan A. Marks is a dedicated family law and personal injury attorney who provides clients with excellent representation in child custody, divorce and car accident cases. As a divorce attorney who frequently works with victims of complicated family relations and negligent conduct, Ms. Marks takes care to express empathy and consideration towards her clients to help them feel comfortable in a tumultuous time. 

The cornerstone of Ms. Marks work is to provide clients with the strength to survive and overcome difficult times. During her time at SAM LAW OFFICE LLC, Ms. Marks has served hundreds of clients in child support, child custody, and divorce cases. Since no two clients come from the same situation, Ms. Marks actively listens to her clients and confirms that their financial situation is steady and that their needs are being met. As someone who values a trustworthy relationship with her clients, Ms. Marks will always be frank when it comes to informing her clients about what she can and cannot achieve for them. 

When a client comes in with severe injuries caused by an auto accident, a medical professional or another wrongdoer, the ultimate source of justice lies in the successful litigation of their case. Each client that approaches Ms. Marks has their own unique circumstances surrounding their case. From the shock of wrongful death to life complications that result from a severe personal injury, Ms. Marks brings the evidence together to fight for the client’s rightful compensation. 

Having conducted many bench and jury trials, Ms. Marks is a well-rounded attorney. She is an active member of many legal communities including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,  the American Association of Justice, the Federal Trial Bar, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. No matter if the client’s case requires expert witnesses, a full-scale jury trial, or a simple hearing, Ms. Marks endeavors to successfully represent her clients. For some clients, a peaceful resolution is preferable to a more intense legal battle. Ms. Marks respects her clients’ wishes by encouraging prompt, efficient resolution of issues, especially in cases involving children. However, do not underestimate Ms. Marks’s ability to aggressively fight for her clients’ rights.

Ms. Marks brings a diverse background of professional experience to her legal endeavors. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, she began working as an administrator at a nursing home. Ms. Marks then proceeded to become the executive director of Midwest Orthopedic Network, LLC, managing a vast network of over 120 orthopedic physicians. Having held numerous executive positions, she has worked for some of the largest hospitals, physician groups and health plans in the area. Before she founded SAM LAW, OFFICE, LLC, Ms. Marks worked as an editor at CCH Incorporated. There, she analyzed the health law areas of HIPPA, OIG, antitrust, Medicare, stark provision and false claims or qui tam. 

Notably, Ms. Marks participates in other areas that assist individuals through her time as a volunteer at area domestic violence shelters and her active engagement in numerous legal industry groups.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2011


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
    • B. S.
    • Major: Health Care Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member, November 1, 2004 – Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, January 1, 2011 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, November 1, 2004 – Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association, Member, November 1, 2004 – Present
  • Federal Trial Bar, Member, June 1, 2012 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Midwest Orthopedic Network, Executive Director, May 1, 1996 – September 1, 2001
  • Aetna Health Plans, Contracts, June 1, 1993 – June 1, 1996

Community Involvement

  • Court Facilitator, November 1, 2004 – Present
  • Pro Se Desk, November 1, 2004 – Present
  • Turning Point, November 1, 2004 – January 1, 2006

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