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Lake County family law attorneys Michael Strauss and Gary Schlesinger have been active attending and presenting Continuing Legal Education seminars, commenting on new Illinois law and helping people with their family law needs.

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Email MeGary L. Schlesinger

Sole Practitioner since 1986
Libertyville, Illinois
(847) 680-5459

Mr. Schlesinger opened his firm in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois in 1986, devoting the practice exclusively to family law matters including divorce, alimony, custody, support, paternity, and adoption cases. He has handled cases in Cook and Lake counties in the trial courts and the appellate court. Mr. Schlesinger is a 25+year member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has served on its Admissions Committee, its Board of Directors, and as Vice President.

Gary has been named a Super Lawyer.  Please see his Super Lawyer profile: 

Year Joined Firm

  • 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Paternity
  • Custody & Support
  • Juvenile Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1971


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1970
  • Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1967
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • Does it Matter if the Parents are Married?, A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association, Vol. V, No. 6, June, 1998
  • What is Necessary for the Power to Make A Decision?, A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association, Vol. VI, No. 6, June, 1999
  • Cohabitation, Published by Illinois State Bar Association for members of the Family Law Section., Vol. 42, No. 1, July, 1998
  • Cohabitation Revisited, Published by Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter, December, 2007


  • Family Law Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, 2008 - Present
  • Family Law Seminars, Illinois State Bar Association, 1987 - 1992
  • Family Law Seminars, Lake County Bar Association, 1974 - Present
  • Adult Education Program, Mundelein High School, 1992 - Present
  • Presenter at seminar entitled "The Financial Side of Divorce -- Litigation Issues 2001", presented by Clifton Gunderson, LLC and the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the list of Super Lawyers - Family and Divorce Law 2006 through 2014
  • A Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Libertyville Rotary Club, Past President, 1987 - 1988
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Board Member, 1975 - 1978
  • Congregation Or Shalom of Lake County, Board member, 1974 - 1989
  • Libertyville Rotary Club, Member, 1983 - 1996
  • Lake County Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Professional Conduct Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of IL Supreme Court
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Appointed to Governing Body - Family Law Section Council
  • Lake County Illinois Bar Association, Chairman, By Laws Revision Committee
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Illinois Chapter

Past Employment Positions

  • Ray & Glick, Ltd, Partner, 1976 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • LCBA Volunteer Lawyer Program, 1985 - Present
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services


  • Tau Delta Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi