Sandra Crawford

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 312-726-8766
Fax: 312-726-1822
Email: E-mail Me

For the past 29 years Sandra has dedicated her legal practice to educating and leading clients to the clearest path to resolution of their unique legal issues. She helps distressed families and partnerships move out of conflict using the most appropriate legal dispute resolution model, be that: the Collaborative Practice, mediation, limited scope representation or litigation. As legal disputes and status adjustments (like dissolutions of marriages or partnerships) can be costly in terms of money, time lost, and emotional stress, it is critical for people facing such life changing events to be educated about and understand clearly their legal options and the various paths to resolution available before proceeding.

Sandra received her undergraduate degree from DePaul University in 1984 and her Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School in 1989. She has been a practicing mediator since 1994 and was among the first attorneys in Illinois to be trained in the Collaborative Law model of dispute resolution when the model was introduced here in 2001. Sandra’s areas of concentration are Family Law, Mediation, and Real Estate She works throughout Cook and the surrounding counties.

Sandra has served on the nonprofit board of directors of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, where she has held the office of President. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Bar Foundation, which administers grants and funding for legal services agencies. She was a two term member of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly and Chair of the ISBA’s Women in the Law Committee. Sandra has been repeatedly nominated by her peers, evaluated and selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer – a group which includes only five percent of all the attorneys in her jurisdiction.

Areas of Practice

    • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Real Estate


    • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
        • Juris Doctorate – 1989
    • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois – 1984

Honors and Awards

    • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII), Past President and Board Member
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Member
    • Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice, Inc.(TACP), Board Member and Trainer
    • Collaborative Practice Professionals of Illinois (CPPIL), Member
    • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Assembly Member
    • ISBA – Women in the Law Committee, Chair, 2010 – 2011
    • ISBA – Diversity Leadership Council, Member
    • ISBA – Judicial Evaluation Committee (Cook County), Member
    • ISBA – Mentor Center, Mentor
    • ISBA – Delivery of Legal Services Committee, Member
    • ISBA – Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, Member
    • The John Marshall Law School, Alumni Board Member
    • Illinois Bar Foundation, Board Member
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Member
    • Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR), Member