Providing quality legal representation to clients in Kane, DuPage, DeKalb, Kendall, and neighboring counties



  • Law degree, with Honors, The John Marshall Law School (1986)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, double major in Psychology and English, Miami University (1980)

Additional Education:

Completed a 12 hour course on Mental Health First Aid presented by Linden Oaks

Completed an all day course on Personality Disorders and the DSM-5 presented by Cross Country Education and hosted by CASA

Additional Legal Experience:

  • Former Counsel to the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (Investigated allegations of attorney misconduct, prosecuted attorneys for misconduct, and argued attorney disciplinary cases before the Illinois Supreme Court)
  • Supervised probationary compliance of attorneys related to law office management
  • Arbitrator in Kane County (1995)
  • Guardian ad Litem in Kane County (1998)
  • Family Law Mediator in Kane County (2004)
    Mediation training included 5 hours of impairment training in domestic violence, child and substance abuse, and mental illness
    Served on a panel of Family Law Mediators for Kane County Bar Association’s Family Law Seminar

Bar Association Memberships:

  • Kane County Bar Association:
    Recipient of 2013 Community Service Award
    Served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee
    Past Chair of the Legal Ethics Committee
    Past Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee
    Past Chair of the Professional Development Committee
    Moderator and presenter for many seminars on attorney ethics
    Committee Membership: Family Law, Bench/Bar
  • DuPage County Bar Association: Member of Family Law Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

For personalized representation from an attorney who will listen, address individual needs, counsel, and provide caring service and zealous advocacy, please contact Susan D. Shivers to schedule an appointment.