Miriam Cooper

Cooper Trachtenberg Law Group, LLC

Also serving Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Wheaton, Schaumberg & Wheeling IL.
Chicago, Illinois 60601


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Law, Commercial, Contract, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Family, LGTBQ, Pet Mediation, Real Estate, Same Sex Disputes, Workplace


If you and your spouse are willing to work through your divorce issues outside the court system, mediation may be a good alternative. Mediation is a method of resolution of issues between parties without going before a judge. It can be a very positive experience, allowing both parties to have greater input in resolving important decisions and taking ownership of the results. In mediation, both parties remain open to consider a variety of possible solutions and listen to each other as they work through their issues. Mediation is a forum for a facilitated settlement for divorce issues, such as:

Division of Property
Child Custody
Child Support

The Mediator

A mediator is trained to facilitate communication between parties and assist them in clarifying potentially confusing issues. The job of the mediator is to find common ground between the parties and guide them toward reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. The mediator must remain impartial and avoid advocating for either party. Mediation agreements can make the marriage settlement easier, making the final judgment fluid and resolved faster.

Illinois Mediator Miriam Cooper

Chicago family law attorney Miriam Cooper is a trained mediator and understands the process of mediation. She has served both as a mediator and also represented individual parties within a mediated setting. Ms. Cooper listens thoroughly to the parties involved and assists parties in settling cases efficiently while keeping legal expenses to a minimum.
If you think mediation would be a good alternative for your Divorce, contact Miriam Cooper at (847) 995-8800 for information on settling your case through mediation.

Miriam E. Cooper is the founder of The Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC, a law firm based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.  Ms. Cooper provides legal services throughout the Great Chicagoland area.  Her primary focus is family law, including:

Legal Separation
Child support
Child Custody
Allocation of decision-making and parenting time
Spousal support
Post-decree modifications
Collaborative Divorce Law
And provides real estate services complementary to her practice 

Ms. Cooper graduated from The John Marshall Law School and has been practicing family law in the State of Illinois for 30 years.  She is an advocate for children’s best interests and serves as certified child representative and guardian ad litem.  After attending Northwestern University for mediation training, she became certified in the Circuit Court of Cook County to provide mediation services. Additionally, her mediation training led her to be trained as a collaborative divorce practitioner and a Collaborative Law Fellow.  Ms. Cooper’s expertise enables her to negotiate, mediate, collaborate, and litigate for her clients. She is held in high regard by her clients and fellow professionals, as her multi-year Super Lawyers designation evidences. 

Miriam Cooper is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and she is the incoming 2019-2020 President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, a member of its Matrimonial Law and Women’s Law Committees, and co-chair of its Awards Committee.  She has served for many years as the chair of Law Day, pairing her law career with her interest in education.  For the past 28 years, Ms. Cooper has served as a school board member of Township High School District 214 and currently serves on the board of Community Engagement and Outreach, a community-based organization that provides educational and social services in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and the Arlington Heights Public Library Foundation Board. Miriam is a long-standing Fellow of Collaborative Divorce Illinois (formerly The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.

With Ms. Cooper at its helm, the Law Office of Miriam Cooper and Associates, LLC, offers a team-based approach in assisting clients’ individual needs. Miriam Cooper and her associates take great pride in their shared knowledge and ability to draw on their collective strengths to provide high-quality services.

Superb rating on AVVO

Super Lawyers list for 6 years

2017 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

2016 & 2107 10 Female Attorneys Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer

Northwest Suburban Bar Association Second Vice President, Co-Chair of the Awards Committee, and a member of its Matrimonial Law Committee and Women’s Law Committee. Served for many years as the Chair of high school Law Day

The Daily Herald Business Ledger honored Miriam as a 2017 Influential Women in Business

The honor of House Resolution HR0295 from the Illinois House of Representatives, having stepped down from the Board of Education of Township High School District 214 after 28 years of dedicated service

Newly appointed Trustee of the District 214 High School Education Foundation


3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 610
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Phone: (847) 995-8800
Email:  [email protected]