Marjorie A. Manchen attended Mother Theodore Guerin High School, now known as Guerin Preparatory High School. She continued on her education at Western Illinois University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in both French and Political Science (cum laude, 1982). She later received her Juris Doctorate at Northern Illinois University's College of Law in 1992. She joined the firm in July 1994, and is presently the head of the firm's family law practice. Margie concentrates her practice in domestic relations, guardianships, probate and other family law matters, as well as municipal work, for the past 25 years.
In addition, Marjorie is the Village Clerk of River Grove, elected in 2009, and a graduate of the Municipal Clerks of Illinois Institute. Marjorie also serves as the Office Assistant/ Office Manager for the Mayor of Schiller Park. Marjorie serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Guerin College Preparatory in River Grove since 2008, and the former chair and president of the Guerin Alumnae Board (6 years). Additionally, she is an active member of the River Grove Lions Club, and a volunteer for Special Olympics Illinois, Chicago area. Marjorie’s prior internships or work include: the Chicago Crime Commission, Arapaho Investigations, State Farm Insurance (5 years; a senior claims adjustor), the N.I.U. Center for Governmental Studies, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Trustees Office of the Department of Justice, and, Garretson & Santoro law firm in Chicago. Marjorie was a Commissioner on the Elmwood Park Plan, Zoning & Development Commission (11 years), which she chaired. Marjorie was also a member of the Elmwood Park Civic Foundation, former chair of the Taste of Elmwood Park Committee, a wish-granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Kane County, IL, where she represented abused and neglected children.