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Sharilee Kempa Smentek

Partner at Arnstein & Lehr
Chicago, Illinois
Ms. Smentek is a partner in Arnstein & Lehr’s Litigation group. She handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including fraud, misrepresentation and consumer fraud claims, breach of contract claims, employment issues, matters involving real property, including actions for equitable mortgages/liens, real estate brokerage commission disputes, real estate broker/agent ethics violations, consumer finance matters, construction defect claims, defamation claims, breach of fiduciary duty matters, declaratory judgments and matters involving various injunctive and equitable remedies. Ms. Smentek has experience in all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial discovery, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, handling mediations and pre-trial settlement conferences, binding and non-binding arbitration proceedings, bench trials and the appeal process.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
Named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010, 2013-2016). Illinois Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars* is a peer review designation published by Thomson Reuters.
Bar Admissions
State of Illinois; U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit;U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois-( Trial Bar); U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin


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Association Position
American Bar Association Member
Chicago Bar Association Member
Illinois State Bar Association Member
American Cancer Society – Illinois Division Associate Board of Ambassadors


School Degree Graduation Year
DePaul University College of Law J.D. 2002
University of Illinois B.S. 1999
Senshu University(Tokyo Japan)

Contact Information

Arnstein & Lehr

199 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60606