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At Urban & Burt, Ltd we believe that a client's relationship with their attorney is always a very personal one, that is why we have typically only conduct in person initial consultations. Due to the concerns with the CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Public Emergency we have decided to cancel all in person client meetings. We are however available to conduct consultations and meetings via scheduled phone or video conferences. Please contact us to schedule a 1/2 hour free phone consultation with an attorney. Our Attorneys and Staff are all working from home with full access to our phone system and computer network. Staff are regularly checking for postal mail, however we request that clients condiser sending all corrospondence via email for faster response. Clients should contanct their attorney for more infomation on the closure of the Courts and means of bringing emergency motions.

Cheryl C. Zeleznak

For over 25 years, Cheryl has concentrated her practice in the area of family law, where she aids individuals coping with the trauma and extreme emotions faced during a divorce or child custody dispute.  She has extensive experience in the area of family law litigation, fighting to protect her clients rights and interests.  A former CPS high school teacher, she has a unique insight assisting her clients and protecting the interests of their children during the challenging circumstances of a divorce.  Cheryl is a member of the Illinois Bar Association Family Law Section and the Will County Bar Association.  She is also an avid ice skater, competing at local, regional and national USFSA events.  She has served as a past president and board member of the Glenwood Skating Club, and a committee member and delegate at the National Governing Council of the USFSA.  She is also an avid skier and runner, having completed several Chicago Marathons.

Contact Info

Phone: (708) 381-5425
Email: ccz@urbanburt.com

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody

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Professional Licenses

  • Illinois State Bar, admitted November 7, 1991
  • United States District Court, admitted November 26, 1991
  • United States Supreme Court, August, 1995.


  • Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, B.S. 1974

Legal Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor, 1989

Professional Memberships

Other Activities

  • Cook County Democratic Women
  • Chairman, Women’s Caucus, Young Democrats of America
  • Treasurer, Area Chairman, Young Democrats of Cook County
  • Union Delegate, Chicago Teachers Union
  • American Federation of Teachers – Chicago Teachers Union
  • Illinois Council for Exceptional Children
  • United States Figure Skating Association
  • Chicago Area Runners Association
  • Illinois State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor