Michael Bender

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      Karolyn Raphael
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Family Lawyer
    • Organization:The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender
    • Area of Expertise:family law, mediation, child's represent

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: family law, mediation, child's represent
      Summary of expertise:
      Michael Ian Bender served as Cook County Illinois Judge in the Domestic Relations Division. He now draws upon his experience to help mothers, fathers, and grandparents confidentially resolve their family related disputes in the public courtroom and through the mediation process.

      Driven by the certainty, “There is no excuse for child abuse,” Michael Ian Bender vigorously advocates to protect abused, at-risk, and neglected children.

      With more than 20 years of extensive experience, Michael Ian Bender can help you efficiently navigate the complex challenges surrounding divorce, parentage disputes, child custody causes, visitation complications, order of protection matters, college contribution disagreements, and child support issues.
      Blog/Web site: http://benderlawchicago.com/
      Books/articles published:


      The You Journal, Someone You Should Know | Law Firm Chronicle, Access Mediation
      In addition to his work an Illinois attorney, Bender has served as the Public Administrator for Cook County, Illinois, President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, a Founding Board Member for the North Shore Center for the Performance Arts in Skokie, Executive Board Member of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, and a personal attorney for International Humanitarian Simon Wiesenthal.
      Prior media experience:
      Michael has contributed articles and bylines to both legal journals and family focused media.
      Educational background:
      Master of Laws, Information Technology Law (LL.M.), with Honors; J.D., cum laude
      Child's Representative work and advocating for the health and safety of children.

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