Hon. Michele F.  Lowrance (Ret.)

Hon. Michele F. Lowrance (Ret.)

Hon. Michele F. Lowrance (Ret.) has over 39 years of experience as a lawyer, judge, and sought after commentator on family law issues in Illinois and nationally. A child of divorce and divorced herself, Judge Lowrance brings special personal perspective to her family law matters.


• Author, The Good Karma Divorce: Avoid Litigation, Turn Negative Emotions Into Positive Actions, and Get On With Life, Harper Collins, 2010
• Co-Author, Social Media in Divorce Proceedings, Family Lawyer Magazine, July 19, 2013
• Judge Lowrance: The Tools and Skills a Family Lawyer Needs, Hard Skills that Every Family Lawyer Should Develop to Manage Their Clients’ Emotions, Couvrette, Family Lawyer Magazine, February 3, 2012
• Co-Author, Parental Alienation 911, Self Published, 2012
• Author, Skills for Heroic Parenting and Divorcing Parents, 2010 (available at Childanalysis.com)

Background and Education

• Judge, Domestic Relations Division, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois, 1995-2013
• Certified Mediator, Harvard & DePaul Law Schools
• Harvard Program on Negotiation, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training, 2013
• Northwestern Law School, Mediation and Neuroscience, 2013
• Law Office of Michelle F. Lowrance, 1975-1995
• J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1975
• B.A., Sociology, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, 1970