Press & Awards

Judge Michele Lowrance (Ret.) has 40 years of experience studying and practicing law, serving as a divorce judge for the Cook County Circuit Court and is currently a divorce mediator. She has been acknowledged by her peers and industry publications with honors and requests for board and committee memberships. Most recently, she is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Samuel S. Berger Award, which recognizes attorneys and judges who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, courtesy and knowledge of family law and have an extraordinary ability to solve complex and often challenging problems.

Press Mentions

Awards and Honors

  • Top Divorce & Family Law Mediator, Top 10 Women ADR Neutrals in Illinois, Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • Recipient, Samuel Berger Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Illinois Chapter, 2015

Professional Activities
She has accepted positions on the Boards of the following associations and professional publications:   

  • Chair, Author, Feature, Focus on the Children, Film for Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2015)
  • Board of Directors Member, Illinois Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2013-Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Divorce Magazine, 2013-Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Family Lawyer Magazine, 2014-Present
  • Founding Member and Co-Chair, Divorce Attorneys Mentoring and Educational Group, 2012-Present
  • Chair, Committee for Online Parenting, Cook County, 2011-2013
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Judges Association