About the Firm

Michael Ian Bender re-opened The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender in December of 2013 after retiring from his meaningful tenure as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Bender originally opened the Law Office in 1993, after serving as a Judicial Law Clerk in the First District Illinois Appellate Court for the Honorable Justice Alan Hartman from 1991 to 1993.

In 2008, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Bender as a Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, where he served the People of the State of Illinois and residents of Cook County. Bender was assigned to the Domestic Relations Division, Parentage and Child Support Section, where he heard matters involving child abuse, custody, support, parentage, visitation, and college contribution. During this time, he protected the rights of minor children.

Recognizing a tremendous opportunity to effectuate change and protect children, Bender returned to his post as a Chicago based family law attorney in 2013 by re-opening The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender. The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender is a law firm concentrating in family law.

Bender provides personalized legal guidance and support through all facets of family law. The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender has the experience and expertise to meet legal needs pertaining to family law, including mediation, prenuptial agreements, litigation consultation, legal support through a divorce or separation, complex litigation skills, and opinion witness testimony. Michael Ian Bender also serves a child’s representative, guardian ad litem, and attorney for the child, in Cook County, Illinois. The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender provides experienced legal support and guidance.