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Foray Family Mediation, LLC

Masah S. SamForay, Esq.

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Masah SamForay started her Foray Family Mediation practice in Houston with a strong foundation in divorce and family law attained through almost 15 years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney in the state of Illinois. With her understanding of the complexities of the legal proceedings related to divorce and family law, she is committed to providing compassionate, well-informed guidance through mediation and child coordination and facilitation to help couples and families come to collaborative, amicable decisions about their futures before resorting to litigation.

Ms. SamForay assists Harris County families with mediation to resolve issues including:

Masah SamForay has been recognized for her work in family law by several national organizations. She was named to The National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2015 and 2016, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Female Attorneys in 2016 and 2017, and the National Bar Association 40 Under 40 in 2019. She has also been recognized locally for her contributions to the Illinois legal community.

Ms. SamForay earned her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. She is an advocate for women, children, and underserved populations outside of the legal community as well, and she holds appointments with multiple community organizations that share those goals.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Elite Lawyer (2020)
  • 40 Under 40 - National Bar Association (2019)
  • Appointed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner - to the Board of Trustees of Governor's State University (2017)
  • "10 Best Female Attorneys" - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016-2017)
  • "Woman of Empowerment" - The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (2016)
  • "Top 100 Lawyers" - The National Black Lawyers (2015-2016)
  • "Attorney Spotlight" - Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2016)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist- March 23, 2016 - "Solo-Preneur Bootcamp," Cook County Bar Association
  • Panelist- 11/17/2016 - Discovery SCR 214 Production Requests- Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- January 26, 2017 - Trial Testimony Organization: Direct of party- Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- January 26, 2017 - Impeachment- Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- March 2, 2017 - Defense of Serious Endangerment Allegations- Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- March 2, 2017 - Abuse & Fitness to Parent- Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- March 2, 2017 - Child Support – Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- March 29, 2017 - "How to Start a Successful Law Firm"- Cook County Bar Association
  • Panelist- March 31, 2017 - "People Management Skills for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners"- BLWA of Greater Chicago
  • Panelist- May 18, 2017 - Reading and Understanding Operating Agreements- Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- May 18, 2017 - Transmutation/ Commingling- Illinois State Bar Association
  • Panelist- May 18, 2017 - Property Division- Illinois State Bar Association
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