Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • CHICAGO

Laken N. Smaha

Sorling Northrup Law Offices
Springfield

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173

Chicago

121 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1108
Chicago, IL 60601

Laken N. Smaha
Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis, MO
- J.D., 2021
- Dean's List
University of Illinois Springfield, IL
- B.A. in Clinical Psychology cum laude, 2013

Bar
Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Practice
Areas

Family Law

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Laken N. Smaha concentrates her practice in family law, including divorce, child custody and support, paternity, prenuptial agreements, orders of protection, adoption, guardianship, grandparents' rights, and child advocacy. She has extensive experience working with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ms. Smaha is a member of the Sangamon County and Central Illinois Women's Bar Associations and volunteers as a mentor and adult member of the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.

Ms. Smaha joined Sorling Northrup as a summer associate in 2020 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2021. Prior to joining Sorling, Ms. Smaha served in the United States Air Force as a Signals Intelligence Analyst in San Antonio, Texas. She later worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with Sojourn Shelter and Services in Sangamon, Illinois.

Ms. Smaha graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois in Springfield where she earned her degree in Clinical Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2021.