About Michael J. Levy
Michael counsels clients on dissolution of marriage, legal separation, parenting issues including the allocation of parental responsibilities and child support, spousal maintenance, parental alienation, and domestic violence.
Michael has been recognized as a member of the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys’ Top 10 Under 40, Super Lawyers’ 2020 and 2021 Illinois Rising Star Honoree, a Leading Lawyers 2020 Emerging Lawyer Honoree and was a member of the Inaugural Class for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.
After graduating in 2012 from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Michael went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in May 2015, concentrating in family law. He was named to the Dean’s List in 2013.
While a student at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Michael participated in the Frank J. Remington Center’s Restorative Justice Clinic. In addition to helping Wisconsin’s incarcerated population navigate the difficult terrain of reconciling with the victims of their crimes, he received his first exposure to the practice of family law by assisting incarcerated individuals with family law matters.
His true passion for the practice of family law was cemented when he served as an extern to the Honorable Grace Dickler, Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Domestic Relations Division in the Summer of 2014. In working closely with Judge Dickler and other professionals in the division, he began to fully appreciate and understand the positive impact that a dedicated family law attorney can have on divorcing parents and their children.
Michael concluded his tenure at UW Law by being awarded the 2014 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s Leonard Loeb Scholarship, given to a University of Wisconsin Law School student who demonstrates outstanding qualities and achievement in their law school career and an interest in the practice of family law.
Michael serves as a member of the Illinois State Bar Associations Family Law Section Council.
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2015
B.S., Boston University 2012
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
Income is Income: A Brief Look at In re Marriage of Solecki and Parties’ Ability to Contract, Illinois State Bar Association Newsletter, October 2020
- Member of the Illinois State Bar Associations Family Law Section Council.
- 2020 National Academy of Family Law Attorneys’ Top 10 Under 40
- Super Lawyers’ 2020 and 2021 Illinois Rising Star Honoree
- Leading Lawyers 2020 Emerging Lawyer Honoree
- Member of Inaugural Class the Illinois State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy (2019-2020).
- 2014 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s Leonard Loeb Scholarship