Chicago Attorney Michael Ian Bender Named Among 10 Best in Illinois

 The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) has recognized the exceptional performance of Illinois’ Family Law Attorney Michael Ian Bender as one of the state’s 10 “Best Family Law Attorneys” for client satisfaction in 2015.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law, without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focuses on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of client satisfaction.

“It’s a true honor to be acknowledged by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys,” said Bender, a retired judge of the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County, who decided to return to his roots and go back into private practice in December 2013. “Being nominated by my peers and clients is quite humbling and I’m extremely grateful for the recognition.”

Bender is the founder of The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender, based in Chicago. A family law attorney for over 25 years, Bender is determined to end child abuse. Having presided over thousands of cases involving child abuse and/or custody and support during his time as a judge, Bender, in private practice, continues to protect the rights of children through legal advocacy and offender education.