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Elizabeth Felt Wakeman
Elizabeth Felt Wakeman

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Elizabeth Felt Wakeman

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Mediation and litigation of family law and personal injury cases. Over 25 years of experience. My focus is to try to mediate and negotiate disputes when possible, but it is always important to be prepared to litigate if necessary.

BS, Business Administration, University of Illinois

ADR Experience

I have been mediating disputes between parties for over 25 years. I was on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution for over 10 years. This included participation in collegiate and international law school mediation tournaments as a judge.


My approach to dispute resolution is to find the most reasonable and peaceful conclusion at a low cost. My philosophy is that a negotiated agreement is always better than a decision by a third party. As a mediator, I can help guide you to that resolution.


BS, Business Administration, University of Illinois; JD DePaul University Collage of Law

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer



Fees and Provisos

My hourly rate for mediation is $250.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Collaborative Law Training, 2018, 2020
  • • Certificate in Mediation Training, DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution, 2005 • Collaborative Law Training, 2018, 2020
  • • Court Annexed Mediation and Small Claims Training
  • IICLE Negotiations Narcissist, 2020
  • ISBA Gender Bias in Negotiations 2020
  • Ethical Considerations in Collaborative Divorce, 2020
  • Moosten Mediation Training; building collaborative practice, 2021


  • Leading Lawyers since 2013
  • Woman of Distinction McHenry County 2018
  • Daily Herald Business Journal, Top Suburban Women Lawyers, 2017

Professional Associations

  • MCI - Mediation Council of IL
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council
  • ISBA Judicial Evaluation Committee (outside Cook)
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association