Cheryl C. Zeleznak

Cheryl C. Zeleznak

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
For over 30 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.

Professional Licenses

  • Illinois State Bar, admitted 1991
  • United States District Court admitted 1991
  • United States Supreme Court, admitted 1995


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

Legal Education

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

Professional Memberships

Other Prior Activities

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

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