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Susan E. Guthrie - Chicago, Illinois


Susan Guthrie, lately named again by using Lawyers of Distinction as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Lawyers in the united states of america, has been supporting individuals and households navigate separation and divorce for nearly 30 years. Susan and fellow top attorney, Rebecca Zung, are the Co-Founders of Breaking Free Mediation, the primary family regulation mediation centers in the united states of america to offer a mindfulness tune to help divorcing parties to negotiate their issues peacefully. Susan is an internet mediation professional and Breaking Free Mediation gives on-line mediation offerings national. As a Divorce Innovation Specialist, Susan has created Divorce in a Better Way ( as a curated useful resource for those seeking the trendy pointers and recommendation in navigating the divorce manner.
Susan is also the co-host, with Rebecca, of the iTunes Top 10 podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast, that's revolutionizing the verbal exchange around divorce. The podcast has seemed numerous instances inside the iTunes Top Ten and become these days features within the “New & Noteworthy” listings. Podbean often functions the show on it’s “Recommended” listing. The display recently reached 800,000 listens in just underneath eight months.
As a main dispute resolution professional, Susan is proud to be the incoming Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution’s Mediation Committee, a Co-Chair of the Planning Committee for the ABA’s Advanced Mediation Skills Institute and an editor of the ABA e-magazine, “Just Resolutions”. In addition to her roles with the ABA, Susan is proud to serve at the Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and is the Co-Chair of the SCMA Communications/has membershipship Committee. Susan is often published in enterprise and divorce sources and presents several instances a yr at conferences and institutes across the usa.



Legal Issues

    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father s Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law


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Certified Mediator
Mediation Matters

Certified Guardian ad Litem
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Certified Lawyer for Minor Child(ren)
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch


  • English: Spoken, Written

Accepted Jurisdictions

Connecticut Jurdictions
Since 1990
California Jurdictions
Since 2018


  • Founder and Principal
    Breaking Free Mediation, Inc.
  • Founder and Principal
    Divorce in a Better Way, Inc.
  • Owner/Founder
    La Jolla Mediation Services
  • Owner/Founder
    Law Offices of Susan E. Guthrie
  • Partner
    Gentile, Chiota & Guthrie, LLC
  • Associate Lawyer
    Gentile & Chiota, LLC


Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
Graduation year: 1987
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1987) | English
Graduation year: 1983

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