Maureen Sullivan Taylor

Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, PC
1250 E Diehl Rd Ste 400
Naperville, IL 60563-9389
(630) 756-5112
www.stglawfirm.com


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.Admitted to practice law in 1982, Maureen Sullivan Taylor graduated 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 Sullivan Taylor practices in Family Law.

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:

Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
Divorce Mediation training, Lutheran General Hospital
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
Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
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
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

Presentations:

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:

Leading lawyers, 2016
State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs Certificate of Appreciation
Illinois SuperLawyer, 2016
American Society of Legal Advocates
National Trial Lawyers

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

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.
YWCA Corporate Council

Fraternities/Sororities:

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fratenity