A.B., Sociology, Smith College
M.A., Sociology, Northern Illinois University
J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude
State of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Sarmistha Banerjee practices business law, estate planning, guardianship, probate and real estate. She has served as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for disabled adults and minors in guardianship proceedings including personal injury settlements for minors. Before joining Boodell & Domanskis, LLC, she gained experience in employment, estate planning, family law, guardianship, probate and real estate at two respected law firms in the collar counties of Chicago.
Sarmistha has extensive courtroom and litigation experience in probate, guardianship and domestic relations matters and has appeared before the Third District of the Illinois Appellate Court for oral arguments. She has prepared comprehensive estate plans for clients with multiple specialized needs and represented clients in numerous residential real estate transactions.
Sarmistha completed her law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law magna cum laude and was one of five students to graduate with a certificate in civil advocacy. She was a finalist in the internal Mock Trial Competition and recognized as Most Effective Advocate in a special topics course on Supreme Court Advocacy. While in law school, Sarmistha was selected as one of five students nationwide for a summer internship with the legal department of BP America. She was a research assistant for the Dean of the law school and a 7-11 licensed intern in the Office of General Counsel of Northern Illinois University. She was a founding student of the Northern Illinois University College of Law Health Advocacy Clinic created in partnership with Hesed House and Aunt Martha’s Health Center.
Sarmistha is an active member of her legal community. In law school, she was an invited speaker and ambassador for the Office of Admissions, a mentor for the Women’s Law Caucus, and a founding board member and president of the NIU Law chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, which selected her as a Next Generation Leader. She has served on the Board of the New Lawyer Division of the DuPage County Bar Association and on the Board of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.
- Represented and counseled clients through all stages of guardianship, probate and family law matters from initial filing to settlement.
- Conducted comprehensive discovery for complex divorce and paternity matters.
- Presented oral arguments before the Third District Appellate Court of Illinois.
- As court-appointed Guardian ad Litem, conducted complete investigations and prepared comprehensive reports for the court in pending guardianship matters.
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate for 2021
Second Best Oralist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, U.S. Midwest Region
Alumni Council Award, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Marla Dickerson Award, Northern Illinois University College of Law