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Attorney L. Steven Rakowski, LSR Family Law Group, Northbrook, Illinois

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Steve Rakowski was a guest on the "Getting Split Ready" podcast. Listen to the episode here.


Steve Rakowski authored this article (see page 4), recently published in Family Law, by the Illinois State Bar Association. 

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L. Steven Rakowski

Principal Attorney, LSR Family Law Group

L. Steven Rakowski is principal attorney at LSR Family Law Group. For more than 30 years, Mr. Rakowski has been providing compassionate, yet aggressive, family law representation to his clients. Steve has earned his reputation as a skilled trial attorney and a talented negotiator, offering proficiency in both litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution, including collaborative law, to solve clients' legal challenges.


Today, thanks to his reputation for providing strong, caring representation, people throughout the Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and McHenry county region turn to him for help when facing any family law challenge, including the following:

  • Paternity

  • Divorce

  • Legal separation

  • Property division

  • Spousal support

  • Child custody

  • Parenting schedules

  • Child support

  • Premarital and postnuptial agreements

  • Post-judgment modifications

  • Orders of protection / domestic violence

  • Domestic abuse


Background and Activities

Mr. Rakowski began his legal career in 1990 after earning his law degree from John Marshall Law School and being admitted to the Illinois State Bar. In addition to his ability to practice law in all Illinois state courts, he has admittance to practice in the courtrooms of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

Over the course of his 30-plus-year legal career, Steve has built a reputation as not only a skilled trial attorney but also a talented negotiator. In fact, many of Steve's clients seek his assistance in using alternative dispute resolution methods, including meditation and collaborative law, to maximize client control over the outcome of their case.

When Steve is not assisting a client, he is often found at legal events. As an author and lecturer, he is a valued member of numerous organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the Decalogue Society, the Cook County Bar Association, and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois.

Steve is a member of the Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. In that capacity he reviews and provides critical analysis on legislation impacting the practice of family law. Steve leverages his cutting-edge knowledge of divorce law to provide superior problem-solving skills in serving his clients.

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1990
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1990
U.S. District Court Southern District of Wisconsin, 1990
U.S. Tax Court, 1992
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992


Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Cook County Bar Association

Women's Bar Association of Illinois

Decalogue Society

Cook County Bar Association

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois



Juris Doctor (J.D. degree) conferred by John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1989
Bachelor's degree in English and Political Science earned at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., 1986

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