The Gloria Law Group

At a Glance:

Gloria V. Schmidt is the founding attorney of The Gloria Law Group. She is licensed to practice law in all Illinois State Courts, the Illinois Federal District Courts, and has appeared before the Illinois Secretary of State, the Illinois Unemployment Office, the Illinois Health and Family Services Department, the Chicago Immigration Court, and the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and the family law section, the Illinois Federal Trial Bar, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Gloria holds positions within the ISBA for being a member of the Law Related to the Public Education and is also an investigator with the Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee, which investigates the candidacy of new judges or sitting judges.

Gloria also runs a low-income law clinic named "Gloria's Corner" specifically limited to representing low-income minority parties with domestic relations issues in Lake or Cook County. To apply for a "Gloria's Corner" representation, please email Gloria E. Dorward at

Formal Education

Graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Lansing & Grand Rapids, Michigan

Concentration in Litigation, 2010


Graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Arts; Studied Sociology & Dance, 2007


Studied at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Legal Studies, 2002-2003


Studied at the Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida

Psychology, 2003-2004


Graduated from Hialeah Senior High School, top 10% of class.

Hialeah, Florida, 2001



Miscellaneous Education

Completed the Marine Corps Officer Training School

Quantico, Virginia; Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) 2005; 2006


Attended the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School

Airmen, “C-Squad”, 2002


Studied at USA Tae Kwon Do with former Olympic Head Coach Grand Master Joong Keun Suh

Red Belt, Miami, Florida


Past Member of the Grant Rapids Mixed Martial Arts Fight Team

Mixed-martial arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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