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With more than 35 years of experience in family law and known as an aggressive, proactive litigator, Cheri N. Greenlee has become one of the most recognized lawyers in Winnebago County, Illinois in family legal practice. She operates her practice in her hometown of Rockford, Illinois, with an exclusive focus in family law, including divorce, marriage dissolution, custody and visitation, parentage, and domestic relations. Much of her client base comes from referrals. Cheri N. Greenlee takes an analytical and detailed approach to her cases, and has often battled successfully for custody on behalf of male clients, as well as closing divorce proceedings in an efficient and sympathetic manner.Cheri N. Greenlee made waves at the beginning of her career as one of the first female lawyers in Winnebago County, Illinois, opening doors for other female attorneys. After earning her B.A. in International Studies from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, Greenlee turned her focus to the field of law, and enrolled at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, one of four women in a class of 110. After graduating, Greenlee's first position was as Chief Counsel of a legal aid agency, where she represented clients in need in civil matters. She later worked as an associate at a private practice in Rockford and eventually established herself as an independent family attorney at the practice Greenlee & Kreitlow, P.C., and later, at her current practice, Cheri N. Greenlee, P.C. She serves clients in Winnebago, Ogle, Boone, and Stephenson counties of Illinois.Chosen by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Greenlee’s profile was featured in 2011 in Leading Lawyer Magazine. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ARDC Liaison Committee.

Work experience

Mar 2010Present


Cheri N. Greenlee, P.C


Aug 1972Jun 1975


John Marshall Law School