Pesch Law Office, P.C. Passing the Torch in Illinois:

Susan Marie Pesch is starting a new chapter in her legal career outside of Illinois and Michael Calabrese will expand his practice to accommodate Pesch Law Office clients and referrals. Attorney Pesch and Attorney Calabrese have a similar passion for the law and dedication to their clients as they navigate difficult family law issues. To schedule a consult, contact Attorney Michael Calabrese at Calabrese Associates, P.C.

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Susan Marie Pesch

Susan Marie Pesch has been an attorney licensed in Illinois since 1991. Ms. Pesch has concentrated her practice in all areas of family law since she began her own practice in 1993. Built largely on referrals, Pesch Law Office handles a variety of domestic relations matters, including divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, day care expenses, maintenance claims, and name change petitions. Also, Susan is experienced in post-decree issues such as seeking parent contribution to college expenses and enforcement/modification of child support.

Ms. Pesch has represented clients in DuPage County and Kane County throughout her legal career. 100% of her practice is devoted to family law. Susan is also qualified to act as a Guardian ad Litem/GAL or Child Representative, serving the best interest of the children in a contested custody case. Her name is maintained on the Court approved list of individuals available for appointment as Guardian ad Litem. In addition, Ms. Pesch has been trained and certified as a family law mediator. In her role as mediator, she helps parties reach their own agreement without litigation on issues regarding custody and visitation.

Bar admissions:

State of Illinois: 11/7/1991
Federal Court: 12/19/1991


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Degree received: Juris Doctorate
Graduation: 1991

Northern Illinois University
Degree received: Bachelor of Science, Political Science
Graduation with Honors: 1988

Professional Associations:

Illinois State Bar Association, Member
DuPage County Bar Association, Member
Kane County Bar Association, Member
Women's Bar Association of the 16th Judicial Circuit, Founding Board Member
DuPage County Justinians, Past Member

Teaching position:

Presenter at the Kane County mandatory divorce education program entitled Kids in a Divorcing Society orĀ  K.I.D.S: Co-teach this two session, 4 hour program quarterly since 1993
Presenter at the Kane County Professional Responsibility Seminar: November 2008
Adult Facilitator with RAINBOWS Program in Kane County, Ages 9-12

Volunteer Organizations:

DuPage County Legal Aid, Pro Bono
Kane County Legal Aid, Pro Bono
Administer Justice in Elgin, Volunteer