About Morgan L. Stogsdill | Head of Family Law Group
Morgan L. Stogsdill focuses her practice on complex family law matters and counsels high-profile clients that require the utmost attention and confidentiality. Ms. Stogsdill has been featured in the New York Times and featured on various news outlets related to her work in family law.
In 2016, Ms. Stogsdill was selected for the prestigious award of one of the “40 Under Forty Attorneys to Watch in Illinois” by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Ms. Stogsdill was named one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2017. In 2020, Ms. Stogsdill was named as one of “The Top 10 Women Attorneys in Illinois” by Emerging Lawyers.
Morgan L. Stogsdill’s practice primarily focuses in the areas of matrimonial law and family law, which includes various aspects of dissolution of marriage and paternity proceedings involving the issues of child custody, support, visitation, property division, divorce-related financial issues, post-dissolution matters, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, and order of protection related to civil litigation. Ms. Stogsdill has a working style that is hands-on, direct, and genuine, assuring her clients are supported every step of the way from the beginning of the case and through conclusion.
As the Head of Beermann’s Family Law Group, Ms. Stogsdill is accustomed to managing complex cases with high standards and expertise. As a mother herself, she is well-aware of what it takes to maintain the integrity of a family and her goal as a lawyer is to do whatever is needed to gain the best outcome for her clients and the children involved.
Having litigated over forty-five jury trials and settling hundreds of cases, Ms. Stogsdill’s trial record speaks for itself. When costly litigation can be avoided, her approach includes mediation in order to settle cases in an efficient and expeditious manner. Ms. Stogsdill tailors a specific strategy for each of her clients, on a case-by-case basis.
Ms. Stogsdill has the ability to “reach across the aisle” in an effort to work with all parties involved to amicably and effectively solve case issues. It is this ability that led her to form New Era Divorce (NED), a group of notable up and coming divorce attorneys (ages 35-45) from Chicago’s largest boutique family law firms whose mission is to promote collegiality between attorneys to obtain the most beneficial results for their clients.
Ms. Stogsdill maintains a very helpful presence through social media as well, using it to inform those who are seeking general knowledge about the divorce and family law process. She recently launched a podcast, How Not to Suck at Divorce, which cleverly combines valuable divorce information and humor with a delivery that’s easy to follow and understand. The podcast is already one of the top 3 podcasts on divorce on Apple and in the top 5% of all podcasts worldwide.
Ms. Stogsdill has also served on the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Illinois Eye Bank. Additionally, she was a mentor for Metro for Girls — a program that helps young girls develop into successful women by teaching them to be great students and friends. Ms. Stogsdill currently dedicates her time as board member, raising money for the Jackson Chance Foundation — a non-profit organization that alleviates the financial burden of hospital parking fees, allowing families the opportunity to visit their loved ones in NICU.
- JD., The John Marshall Law School, 2006
- BA., magna cum laude, The University of Kentucky, 2003
- 2013 Houston Family Law Trial Institute, Houston, Texas
- Illinois, 2006
- 2023 Super Lawyers Illinois Super Lawyer, Recognized since 2022
- 2023 Best Lawyers, Recognized since 2019
- 2020 Top 100 Women Emerging Lawyers
- 2020 Top 100 Emerging Lawyers
- 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Recognized 2010 – 2013, 2017 – 2021
- 2017 Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago
- 40 Under Forty Attorneys to Watch
- Intellectual Property and Equitable Distribution in Divorce
- It’s Been a Month Now, How To Keep Co-Parenting as a Team
- Finally, Some Positive News
- Divorce and Family Law Partner, Morgan L. Stogsdill Leads Legal Community Outreach at Ronald McDonald House
- Valentine’s Day School Party & Co-Parenting – Promoting a Cohesive Front
- Is January Actually Divorce Month?
- Mediation – Do You Need an Attorney?
- Divorce and Family Law Partner Morgan L. Stogsdill Outlines How Republican Tax Proposal Seeks to Eliminate Alimony Deductions
- Beermann co-sponsors NetJets Evening of Refinement Event
- Civil Unions: Tying the Knot and What to Do If That Knot Unravels
“Morgan’s track record speaks for itself leaving little to no need for a review. However, receiving a great review is well deserved. What separates one professional from another is knowledge, pride, and passion for what one does. Morgan demonstrated excellence in all three. She and her team have mastered the art of this profession not just the profession alone.
My case was handled by two other attorneys and firms prior to reaching Morgan and her team. Faced with child support laws that are in much need of reform I had lost all hope. After my first consult I felt nothing but confidence. Morgan was honest and upfront with the challenges that laid ahead as well as potential outcomes. I never felt as though she was trying to sell me false hope. My case closed in less than two months with no additional (fabricated) costs and a more than favorable outcome that was against all odds. I would and have highly recommended Morgan as the one to call first.”
“I interviewed several attorneys and later chose Morgan from Beerman Law to represent me in a contentious divorce involving gambling dissipation. She was sharp, responsive, aggressive and considerable She always looked out for my best interest and listened to my concerns and questions. I always knew, in the end, all decisions were mine but she offered realistic, helpful opinions when asked. She worked with Katie Post, another talented attorney in their firm so I had the best of both worlds. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for one of the smartest and most talented attorneys in Chicago.”
“Ms. Stogsdill’s experience, expertise, and guidance was very helpful in leading my case towards an agreeable compromise in my matter. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an experienced and compassionate divorce attorney.”
“Morgan represented me in my divorce and she was excellent across the board. On top of her game, she was not only compassionate, but to-the-point and tough as nails when it was necessary. All facets of my divorce process were well balanced. She was great.”
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