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Doris Schumacher McMorrow



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Doris Schumacher McMorrow’s background as a high-stakes corporate attorney and a successful entrepreneur makes her uniquely suited to navigating the complex issues of family law. From her initial career in corporate law, she gained a strong background in business negotiation and financial litigation.

For the past 25 years she has applied these skills to her marital dissolution practice, which includes complex high net worth cases, pre-and post-marital agreements, spousal support, custody disputes and business valuation.  Her experience negotiating in the corporate world has been vital to her practice of family law, where the resolution of family strife is critical to avoiding litigation.

Ms. McMorrow begins all of her cases searching for realistic and equitable solutions.  Her conviction that better outcomes are forged collaboratively make an out-of-court settlement her primary goal.  She continues, however to prepare every case for trial.  Her experience and talent as a litigator make her a powerful and effective advocate, when necessary, for her clients in court.

Education & Publication


Doris Schumacher McMorrow began her career as a corporate lawyer, mastering the high stakes worlds of business negotiation and complex financial litigation, but found her calling in family law. Today, she offers Davis Friedman’s clients a significant advantage at the negotiating table, easing tensions and reaching amicable settlements in high net worth divorce, contentious divorce and complex custody cases before they reach the courtroom.


  • Vassar College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1977


  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 1977
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1977

Articles and Publications

  • IICLE: Illinois Family Law: Property and Financial Aspects of Dissolution Actions, Chapter 1S, Co-Author, “Supplement on Maintenance,” 2006, 2013
  • IICLE: Illinois Family Law, Property and Financial Aspects in Dissolution Actions, Maintenance, Chapter 1, Co-Author, 2009, 2011 and 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

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