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Lydia Kamerlink is a founding partner of Kamerlink, Stark,
McCormack, & Powers, L.L.C. She has successfully represented individuals on numerous multi-faceted issues, including but not limited to: marital dissolution; asset identification and allocation; valuation and disposition of substantial business interests; custody, child support and maintenance issues; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; post-decree enforcement litigation; invalidity of marriage; legal separation; adoption and orders of protection. Through her vast experience, Ms. Kamerlink has become one of Chicago's most well-respected and knowledgeable trial attorneys.
Ms. Kamerlink's strong client advocacy and steadfast dedication to each of her clients permeates all aspects of her domestic relations practice. She is a court-appointed Child Representative, receiving appointments from judges to represent the best interests of minor children in contested matters. Additionally, Ms. Kamerlink is a highly qualified mediator, trained and certified through the DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Kamerlink is actively involved in the Chicago community, volunteering with numerous organizations. She has spoken at many seminars, most recently the ABA's Family Law Spring 2012 Conference (Divorce Debts and Bankruptcy) and the Divorce Illinois Seminar in February 2012 (Client Management). Ms. Kamerlink has co authored an article, "Economic Recovery and the Impact on Support in Family Law Cases," Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Illinois, Illinois, 2013 ed.
Year of Birth: 1953
Law School: John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1980
Law School Honors/Involvement: With honors
Professional Certification: DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution
Undergraduate School: Indiana University, B.A., political science and history, 1974
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation Distinguished Service Award
- The American Jewish Congress Distinguished Service Award
- Pro Bono Publico Award
- Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Family Law
American Jewish Congress Legal Clinic volunteer
Shalva Legal Clinic volunteer
Jewish Women's Foundation founding trustee
Childlink board member
Illinois State Treasurer's Advisory Board for Women's Issue appointee
Attorney's Council of Hadassah
Kamerlink, Stark, Powers & McNicholas, LLC, successfully represents clients in all areas of matrimonial law: divorce, custody, visitation, child support, maintenance, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The founding partners’ commitment to personalized service to clients has enabled the firm to grow from a small firm to one of the premiere boutique matrimonial law firms in Illinois. They now operate out of three convenient locations (downtown Chicago, Deerfield and Wheaton) and represent clients throughout the State of Illinois.