Sharon L. Genalen

Sharon L. Genalen

Sharon understands and cares about the you in the process as well as your outcome, not just the end of the game. A child of divorce herself, Sharon is familiar with the impact of divorce and its attendant issues on a family, both short-term and long-term. She focuses her advocacy on conflict resolution and puts you first every step of the way.

Sharon has committed herself to advocacy in family law since the inception of her professional career. Having lived in Illinois her whole life and being raised by a social worker and an accountant, a career in family law came naturally. Sharon earned her legal degree at Loyola Chicago School of Law with a Certificate in Child and Family Law. She brings to the table a unique background in child welfare law, school law, adoption, and matrimonial law, before she zeroed in on the parenting concerns and financial complexities associated with all divorce and parentage cases.

Sharon is an award-winning attorney in Family Law, having been named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers since 2021. Since 2017, Sharon has been named as an Emerging Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company for consecutive years, which is a distinction earned by fewer than two percent of all attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois. Sharon currently practices mediation as well as traditional dissolution actions and serves DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Kendall Counties. Sharon also serves as a Guardian ad Litem in DuPage County. If you need someone with both passion and heart to fight for you, call Sharon today: 630/871-6538.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL
    • J.D. - 2015
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
    • B.A. - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers

Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187


Oswego Office

123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543


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