Sherlyn Smith

Sherlyn Smith

Attorney & Partner at The Foray Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law
  • Illinois, Texas
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Summary

Sherlyn ("Sherry") Smith has fought and advocated for the rights of others for more than 20 years. Prior to embarking upon her legal career, attorney Smith was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specialized in DCFS involved families and mental health issues. Observing the nexus between individual legal and family problems, she concentrated her legal practice on family law, probate/guardianship, and family-based/humanitarian immigration law. She truly cares for her clients and works to help them really move forward once their cases are finished.

Deeply rooted in her beloved Chicago, attorney Smith is the proud graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and the Valparaiso University School of Law. As both a child affected by divorce and a divorced mother of two, she has first-hand knowledge of the impact a divorce can have on the family unit and children. From the beginning of her career, Attorney Smith knew that she wanted to help people solve their legal problems by working through them as efficiently as possible. Her practice philosophy is to lessen the effects of divorce by providing competent legal advice and goal-focused solutions and strategies.

Hailing from a diverse background and fluent in English and Spanish, Attorney Smith uses her language skills to conduct outreach to underrepresented communities. Licensed in both Illinois and Texas, her primary practice location is in Houston, Texas, where she heads The Foray Firm’s Houston office.

In her spare time, Attorney Smith enjoys traveling to warm places, cooking, movies, and most of all, her two amazing children.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Additional Practice Area
  • Flate Rate Nuvorce Divorce
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Licenced Clinical Social Worker
Field agencies
Current
Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specialized in DCFS involved families and mental health issues.
Attorney
The Foray Firm Houston, PLLC
- Current
Attorney
The Law Office of Sherlyn Smith, LLC
- Current
Attorney
Smith Weeden
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Associate Attorney
Dillard & Noel
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Indiana SC Rule 2 Attorney
VUSL Domestic Violence Clinic - Indiana
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Law Clerk
National Immigrant Justice Center
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• Prepared INS applications for U-Visa, T-Visa, Family Petitions, Waivers of Inadmissibility, AOS, and Naturalization • Drafted legal briefs
Law Clerk
IL Departmetnt of Children & Family Services
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• conducted legal and non legal research for staff attorneys • prepared family law motions o Motion to Dismiss o Motion for Out of Country Travel and Acquisition of Passport o Motion to Reinstate Parental Rights o Motion for Private Guardianship • Developed questions for testimony in service appeal • Wrote memoranda of law for the Deputy Chief of Legal Services and other staff attorneys
School Social worker
Bloom High School
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Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
msw | Social Work
Graduated from University of Ilinois - Urbana-Champaign in both 1997 and 2001
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24093176
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Foray Firm - Houston Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
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Contact & Map
The Foray Firm - Houston Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
16225 Park Ten Place
Suite 506
Houston, TX 77084
Telephone: (832) 919-6400
The Foray Firm
9 E. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
Telephone: (312) 702-1293