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The Foray Firm

Meet Our Attorneys

Masah S. SamForay, Esq.

Masah S. SamForay, Esq.

With over a decade spent protecting Chicagoland families’ interests, Masah S. SamForay, has earned national recognition as a force for her clients. Beyond being recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer, Masah SamForay knows the concerns of clients, intimately. She is a divorcee and working mother who understands what it means to fight for her family during a difficult divorce. Ms. SamForay is a Co-Founder of the Black Bar Association of Will County. She is a current board member of the National Bar Association- Young Lawyers Division, where she serves as the Treasurer. She is a former board member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. and served as the Co-Chair of the Small and Solo Firm Committee from 2012-2016. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association- where she holds appointments to the Family Law Section Counsel and Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Law Committee. She is also active in the Cook County Bar Association, where she was the 2016 and 2017 Chair of the Family Law Committee.

Ashton M. Beck, Esq.

Driven by her own personal experience of being the subject of a decade long custody battle, Attorney Ashton M. Beck made the unilateral decision at a very young age to dedicate her life to assisting those going through the same trying times. Attorney Beck was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois after earning her law degree from The John Marshall Law School. She earned her undergraduate degree from DePaul University, majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. During her time at The John Marshall Law School, attorney Beck developed her focus on children and families as a 711 Licensed Clinical Student for The John Marshall Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic representing domestic violence survivors in a vast array of family law issues. After graduation and successful Illinois Bar passage, she acquired an extern position in the Domestic Relations Division in the Cook County Circuit Court for the Honorable Regina A. Scannicchio.

Sherlyn Smith

Sherlyn (“Sherry”) Smith has fought and advocated for the rights of others for more than 20 years. Prior to embarking upon her legal career, attorney Smith was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specialized in DCFS involved families and mental health issues. Observing the nexus between individual legal and family problems, she concentrated her legal practice on family law, probate/guardianship, and family based/humanitarian immigration law. She truly cares for her clients and works to help them really move forward once their cases are finished. Deeply rooted in her beloved Chicago, attorney Smith is the proud graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and the Valparaiso University School of Law. As both a child affected by divorce and a divorced mother of two, she has first-hand knowledge of the impact a divorce can have on the family unit and children. From the beginning of her career, Attorney Smith knew that she wanted to help people solve their legal problems by working through them as efficiently as possible.

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