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The Foray Firm

Masah S. SamForay, Esq.

Black divorce attorney in Fort Bend County
avvo Lead Counsel Rated

Attorney & Partner

Gone are the days when mothers could assume they would get custody of the children, and when dad would be presumed to pay child support. These days families take on all different shapes and forms, they are both national and international, and my specialty is coming up with unique solutions for individual families.

- 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 Juris Doctorate 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. Atty. SamForay is a Co-Founder and Past-President of the Black Bar Association of Will County, and she previously served on the Board of Directors of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. She is also active in the Cook County Bar Association, where she is the 2016 Chair of the Family Law Committee.

Outside of the legal community, Atty. SamForay is very active in her community and holds a number of appointments for organizations with a focus on women, children, and underserved populations. Atty. SamForay was appointed by former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, and she is currently the President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast.

  • 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"- Black Women Lawyers’ Association 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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