Mark R. Farrow

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Biography

Mark R. Farrow received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University.
 
Although he did not major in English, he received the English Department’s annual Orville Baker Award for Excellence in Writing, which is awarded to one student at the end of each academic year.
 
While studying law at the University of Illinois, Mark was a member of the National Moot Court Team and received the Rickert Award for excellence in moot court. After receiving his Juris Doctor Degree in 1989, Mark served for two years as Appellate Law Clerk to Justice Carl A. Lund (retired).
 
Mark has practiced law in Naperville since 1991 and joined the Fay firm in 2002 after deciding to concentrate his practice in the field of family law. He became a partner in 2004.
 
Mark’s approach to divorce cases is enlightened by his diverse trial experience and his life experience as a father, stepfather and an individual who has experienced the divorce process firsthand. Mark is known for his intelligence, thorough preparation and sense of perspective, all of which help to eliminate some of the anxiety clients often experience when involved in the legal process.

Mark is affiliated with the Illinois State, DuPage County and Will County Bar Associations. He is certified as a Child’s Representative and an Arbitrator in DuPage County. He is also the President of the Pheasant Glen Homeowners Association.
 
Mark resides in Naperville with his wife Julie and their two children.

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1989
    • Honors: University of Illinois National Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Rickert Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
    • Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Northern Illinois University Orville Baker Award for Excellence in Writing
    • Honors: Received the English Department’s annual Orville Baker Award for Excellence in Writing
    • Major: Political Science

Classes & Seminars

  • Illinois State Gift Ban Act, Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts, 1999 to 1999

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Illinois State Gift Ban Act, Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts, 1999 to 1999

Past Positions

  • Appellate Court Justice Carl A. Lund, Law Clerk, 1989 to 1991

Ancillary Businesses

  • Certified Arbitrator, Dupage Circuit Court.
  • Certified to serve as a Court Appointed Child Representative.

Published Works

  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992

Professional Associations

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Vice Justice, 1987 to 1988
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1990
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, 1991
  • Pheasant Glen Homeowners Association, President, 2001
  • Will County Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner, 2004

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody (Allocation of Parental Responsibilities)
  • Maintenance (Alimony)
  • Child Support
  • Visitation (Parenting Time)
  • Post Divorce Modification and Enforcement
  • Paternity (Parentage)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992