Marie Sarantakis is the Founding Attorney of Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd. in Oak Brook, Illinois. Ms. Sarantakis earned her B.A. from Carthage College and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. She concentrates her practice in family law and also serves as a mediator, guardian ad litem, and collaborative practitioner.
Ms. Sarantakis concentrates her practice in family law. In addition to her work in the courtroom, she is versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution as a mediator and Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. She was recently recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and featured as a Fellow of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Ms. Sarantakis is active in the legal community and serves as Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Children & the Law Committee, an elected Assembly member and Young Lawyers Division Member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and on the Board of Governors of the West Suburban Bar Association. She also serves as a Young Professionals Board Member of Illinois Legal Aid Online and as an Associate Board Member of the Lawyers Assistance Program of Illinois.
Ms. Sarantakis obtained her Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School. She achieved academic distinction by serving on The John Marshall Law Review and earning three CALI Awards, for the highest grades in her class for constitutional law, evidence, and white collar crime. During that time she clerked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas L. Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court. Ms. Sarantakis also previously externed with the Kenosha County State’s Attorneys Office and Kenosha County Public Defenders Office while obtaining her Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College.