Marjorie Carey Jacobs is a practicing mediator exclusively concentrating on all issues related to families in transition. Her specialty is providing guidance to families going through a divorce; including but not limited to, child custody and parenting arrangements, support — both child support and spousal support and the division of assets and liabilities. She is the founder of Alternative Strategies an organization devoted exclusively to the practice of mediation and takes clients for no purpose other than mediation.
Ms. Jacobs is a certified mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in their volunteer mediation program as well as an appointed mediator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and Lake County, Illinois. She has taken multiple mediation training courses through both the Center for Conflict Resolution and the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute. Ms. Jacobs is a member of The Mediation Council of Illinois and the both the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.
Ms. Jacobs is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and Washington University School of Medicine’s Health Administration Program. She received her B.A. from Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University. Her legal experience includes a corporate health care practice at Katten Muchin and Zavis (Chicago) and Altheimer & Gray (Chicago). Ms. Jacobs also served as Assistant General Counsel and subsequently Director of Strategic Development for the American Hospital Association (AHA). While at AHA Ms. Jacobs directed a national task force comprised of ADR experts in health care. She is the co-author of Managing Conflict In Health Care Organizations and has spoken to numerous audiences on the virtues of developing internal ADR programs.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- The Lilac Tree
- 19th Judicial Circuit Court Family Mediation Program
- Lake County Bar Association
- Mediation Council of Illinois
- Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (EPWNG)