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Michael R. Hudzik

Michael Hudzik is a top rated divorce attorney in Illinois. He is a partner at one of the premier law firms in DuPage County. Michael practices in DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Kendall counties. He has been selected as an Emerging Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company for five consecutive years, which is a distinction earned by fewer than two percent of all attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois. Additionally, Michael has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters, for two consecutive years.

Personal Statement 

The most gratifying part of practicing matrimonial law is to be able to give guidance and help people through one of, if not the most, difficult times of their lives.  My goal in most cases is to help clients resolve their issues in an amicable manner to a positive resolution, as the majority of cases do not proceed to trial.  However, there are certain cases that cannot be settled for a multitude of reasons.  As such, I am always prepared to litigate the issues.  I maintain the mindset of a litigator while always being open to discussing settlement.  Being prepared to take the case to trial, often times, will result in a more favorable result through settlement.  I started my legal career practicing in a wide variety of areas of law, ranging from criminal law to real estate transactions to all areas of civil litigation.  I now practice exclusively in the area of matrimonial law.  My prior experience in other areas of law has been invaluable for my practice, as the practice of matrimonial law overlaps with so many other areas of law and requires knowledge of these other areas of law.

When I am not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, and playing basketball.  I was born and raised in the Chicago area, where I currently reside with my wife and three children.

Awards

2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

 

2019 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network

 

2019 Avvo Client’s Choice Award

 

2018 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

 

2018 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network

 

2018 Avvo Client’s Choice Award

 

2017 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network

 

2017 Avvo Client’s Choice Award

 

2016 Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates

 

2016 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network

 

2016 Avvo Client’s Choice Award

 

2015 Top 10 Under 40 National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

 

2015 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network

 

2015 Avvo Client’s Choice Award

 

2014 Avvo Client’s Choice Award

Publications

2015 DCBA Brief

Letter to the Editor 

2015 DCBA Brief

Statutory Rape and the Duty to Pay Child Support 

2014 Divorce Lending Registrar

Basic Considerations in Refinancing the Marital Residence Pursuant to a Marital Settlement Agreement

2014 Illinois State Bar Associate Newletter

UCCJEA: Understanding the Basics

2014 DCBA Brief

UCCJEA and the Interstate Child

Associations

Illiois State Bar Association 2009 to present

DuPage County Bar Association 2009 to present

DCBA Family Law Committee 2009 to present

DCBA Real Estate Committee 2009 to present

ISBA Family Law Section 2011 to present

Divorce Lending Association, Advisory Board 2014 to present