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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Corinne (Cookie) Levitz

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor
Supervisor/Mediator, Family Mediation Services, Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division

Specialty Area: ChildLaw (Campus), Advocacy (Dispute Resolution)

Phone: 312.603.1563

Email: levitzmediation@gmail.com


Cookie Levitz teaches Mediation and Child and Family Law Mediation. She has been involved in the mediation field since 1978. Since 1991, she has been a full-time mediator of parenting disputes for the Circuit Court of Cook County. She is an experienced mediation trainer, and her training specialties include Mediating High-Conflict Parenting Disputes; Screening for Domestic Violence and Other Possible Impediments to Mediation; The Role of the Child in Mediation, and Mediation Ethics. Cookie has been a volunteer with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago since its founding in 1978, where she is a certified mediator and trainer, and serves on the CCR Volunteer Council.


BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
JD, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL

Program Areas

Mediation Seminar
Child and Family Law Mediation

Professional & Community Affiliations

Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division


Received the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) – Chicago Chapter’s award as the 2022 “ADR Professional of the Year”.

Honored by CCR for “Excellence in Dispute Resolution” in 2013.

In 2001, after being nominated by CCR, Cookie was one of four adults selected nationally to receive the first annual “Volunteer Mediator of the Year” Award from the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM).

Selected Publications

Co-Author, SCREENING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN FAMILY MEDIATION CASES, by David Royko, Sharon Zingery, and Corinne (Cookie) Levitz (Publication of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, January 2010) Chapter 2 in Innovations in Court Services, Edited by Cori K. Erickson.

Author, COMMUNITY MEDIATION, Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Manual, Chapter 26 (Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education [IICLE], Springfield, IL, 2001.