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Loren E Lapidus
Northfield, IL

Loren LaPidus has been practicing law for over 19 years. For the past 15 years, she has focused primarily in the area of family law. In her practice as an attorney, she has seen the negative consequences which often result from a contentious divorce. This has led her to seek better ways to assist families with the divorce process. Loren received her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. Loren completed her mediation training at Northwestern University School of continuing education. She is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She believes in and supports the collaborative process and hopes to continue helping families to create agreements which lead to the creation of new, evolved relationships post decree.
Loren is currently an associate with the firm of Di Giacomo & Somers L.L.C., where she primarily works with clients seeking dissolution of marriage. She also does estate planning and real estate. In addition to practicing law, Loren is the mother of two college-age children. She is married and lives in Glencoe, Illinois.

When not working, Loren enjoys horseback riding, theater, music, volunteer work, travel, sailing, and her two dogs.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Collaborative Law
  • Real Estate
  • Estates and Trust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Mediation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation, Northwestern University, 2012
  • Collaborative Fellow, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1996


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Northern Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: With High Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2012 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kamerlink Stark McCormack & Powers, Attorney, 2006 to 2008
  • Frank Miller Melamed & Tabis, Attorney, 1995 to 1997