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The Foray Firm

Meet Our Attorneys

Masah S. SamForay, Esq.

Masah S. SamForay, Esq.

Masah S. SamForay is the founder of The Foray Firm, with locations in Joliet, Illinois, Homewood, Illinois and Houston, Texas. She is highly experienced in managing family law cases, including complex child support, custody, visitation and divorce. As one of The National Black Lawyers – Top 100, Atty. SamForay received both her JurisDoctorate and Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University – Bloomington. She is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois. Atty. SamForay serves on the Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors. She is also the 2019 Chair of the Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Law Committee, and an active member of the Family Law Section Council.

Ashton M. Beck, Esq.

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 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.

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