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Lawrence S. Manassa

Barrington divorce attorney Lawrence ManassaLawrence Manassa, (Partner), is a highly skilled litigator with 29 years of trial experience.  He has a proven record of success through hundreds of trials.  Still, Lawrence understands that litigation is not always in his client’s best interest, and is also proficient at collaborative law and mediation.  Lawrence is a former Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County and is on a very select list of Court approved Child Representative in both Cook and McHenry County. As a divorced father, he understands the trauma of divorce first hand and strives to help prepare his divorcing clients for life after their divorce.  Lawrence is also committed to his clients and his community.  He volunteered his time for 7 years at Illinois’ largest divorce care group, has donated his time to help the underprivileged at Administer Justice, Between Friends, and recently founded as a resource for those struggling with Christian faith-based family law and divorce issues. Lawrence was also one of the founding attorneys for Willow Creek Community Church’s legal aid ministry.

Certified Legal Specialties

Dispute Resolution, Circuit Court of Cook County

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1988


DePaul University College of Law, J.D. 1988 University of Illinois, B.S. 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois

Past Employment Positions

State's Attorneys Office Cook County, Assistant State's Attorney, 1989 - 1994 Pro Bono Activities Volunteer, Willow Creek Community Church

Community Involvement Lawrence Manassa, Christian Legal Society Member   Lawrence Manassa, Founding Member of Willow Creek Legal Aid Ministry Lawrence Manassa volunteer for Administer Justice