“It is important to remain levelheaded and pragmatic, as cases that appear to be straightforward may quickly become complex, especially when children, businesses and estates are involved.”
About Michael D. Sevin
Mr. Sevin concentrates his practice exclusively in the area of family law, representing parties in the litigation and resolution of sophisticated matrimonial and family related matters. He counsels clients on a wide range of divorce-related issues including custody disputes, analysis of complex financial matters, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and the disposition of marital and non-marital assets.
Mr. Sevin’s peers and colleagues have recognized him as a leading advocate for his client, including being named one of Illinois’s “40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in 2019.
Mr. Sevin has successfully litigated issues including maintenance and child support, fraudulent transfer of assets and dissipation claims, valuation and division of assets, adequate compensation and characterization of marital and non-marital assets.
He has successfully represented parties in international and multi-jurisdictional family law litigation, including actions under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA).
Mr. Sevin is an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law where he teaches and frequently speaks on various litigation and trial-related matters, including drafting, cross examination, trial strategy and oral argument. He has also completed the intensive family law trial advocacy program of the National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas.
He has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in 2019 and 2020 and an “Illinois Rising Star” from 2011 to 2018. He has been selected by Leading Lawyers Network as an “Emerging Lawyer” in 2016, 2017, and 2020.
Michael was also appointed to the Family Law Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association for 2020-2021.
J.D., DePaul University College of Law
B.S., Indiana University – Bloomington
Jewish Council for Youth Services – Board, 2011-2019, Executive Committee, 2017-2019
Advisory Board, DePaul University College of Law Family Law Center, 2016-2019
Medical Research Junior Board Foundation, Children’s Memorial Hospital, 2006-2008
“40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch,” Law Bulletin Publishing Co., September 2019
Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Family Law, 2011-2018
Illinois Super Lawyer in Family Law, 2019-2023
Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers, 2016, 2017, 2020