Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman » Attorneys

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Divorce, Paternity, Adoption, Guardianships
Work 209 East Main Street Morrison IL 61270
Work Phone: 815-772-2121 Work Fax: 815-772-2026


  • Northern Illinois University, J.D., with high distinction, 1995
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1992

Admitted to the Bar

  • Illinois, 1995
  • Arbitrator for Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Guardian ad Litem for Fourteenth and Fifteenth Judicial Circuits

Memberships/Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Whiteside County Bar Association
  • Carroll County Bar Association
  • Counsel for Department of Children and Family Services
    • Adoption and Guardianship Unit

Honors and Awards

  • 2003 Prairie State Legal Services Volunteer of the Year
  • Whiteside County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project 2003 Volunteer of the Year
  • 1994 Twelfth Annual Prize Moot Court Competition Award for Best Brief
  • 1994 Twelfth Annual Prize Moot Court Competition Award for Best Oral Advocate Final Argument
  • 1994 Twelfth Annual Prize Moot Court Competition Carl W. Cicero Award Winning Team
  • 1994-1995 National Moot Court Team Member
  • 1995 Northern Illinois University Award for Outstanding Woman Student

Significant Cases:

Argued before the Appellate Court

  • In re Custody of K.P.L., 304 Ill.App.3d 481, 710 N.E.2d 87 (Ill. App.3 Dist.1999).
  • In re Marriage of Engelkens, 354 Ill.App.3d 790, 821 N.E.2d 799 (Ill. App. 3 Dist. 2004)
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