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Anne Prenner Schmidt, Esq., Master of Laws
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Anne Prenner Schmidt, Esq., Master of Laws

Anne P. Schmidt, Esq.

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Selected To Rising Stars: 2020, 2021, 2022
Licensed Since: 2013
Education: UIC John Marshall Law School


Family Law




Attorney Anne Prenner Schmidt is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Anne Schmidt, LLC, in Highland Park, Illinois. A highly credentialed and versatile attorney, Ms. Schmidt represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Chicago Metro area, Lake County and across the Chicago North Shore who have legal needs involving any of the following:


  • Collaborative law and mediation for divorce and other family law challenges
  • QDRO, QILDRO and DRO issues (nationwide)*
  • ERISA and employee benefits (nationwide)*
  • LGBTQ and same-sex marriage matters


  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M.
  • Hamilton College
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science/Religious Studies
  • Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, Illinois
    • Certificate in Mediation

Professional Associations

  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, and Employee Benefits Section
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Rush Associates Board
  • The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association (LAGBAC)
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • IACP-International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Aid
  • Metropolitan Legal Service

Cheri McIntyre


Cheri McIntyre, Managing Director, joined The Law Offices of Anne Schmidt, LLC in 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Business from The University of Michigan, a Master of Business from The University of Wisconsin, and a second Bachelor of Art in Design from Columbia College Chicago. Cheri brings an analytical approach to each of our client’s unique situations, working with Anne to review complex asset assignments, provide and review asset valuations and pension calculations, consult with clients and provide support for post-decree issues.

She brings true understanding, empathy and patience to each client’s situation having navigated her own protracted divorce and experiencing extraordinary emotional strain and financial distress which was made more acute as a stay-at-home spouse at the time. She now has the experience of successfully stabilizing and rebuilding a life and has a deep appreciation of the environmental and monetary stressors that you may have been dealing with in your own divorce situation. With Cheri’s entrepreneurial experience of owning and operating her own businesses prior to raising her family, she draws on that acumen as Managing Director and a provider of Concierge Services and she is a resource for pre- and post-decree financial issues.

Cheri serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Design Archive, the premiere and permanent online record featuring Chicago-related experiential design, graphic design, and product design

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