Lake County IL Family Law Attorney Michael Strauss Selected to 40 Under Forty

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Michael Strauss is one of only two attorneys selected in Lake County, IL by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 40 Under Forty

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"Michael is universally respected, even by those who have practiced for decades."

Lake County Illinois Family Law Firm, Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC. , is honored to announce that the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin/Chicago Lawyer Magazine has recognized Michael S. Strauss as one of the most talented up and coming young lawyers in Illinois, with his selection to the 40 Under Forty 2014 list by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. According to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Under Forty Committee, the competition is intense, involving hundreds of nominations “from Chicago, down to Edwardsville and back up to Rockford.” The Law Bulletin Publishing Company states that to earn recognition as one of the best young lawyers in Illinois, an attorney must demonstrate “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community, and most importantly, a willingness to work hard in one of the country’s most important professions.” In fact, the Law Bulletin states that many past honorees have become “local and federal judges and most have assumed leadership roles within their practice areas.”

Michael S. Strauss is a partner at Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Mr. Strauss joined the Law Office of Gary L. Schlesinger in March 2006, and became a partner September 1, 2010, with the formation of Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC. Michael practices family law exclusively. He handles a wide range of family law matters, including complex divorce and child custody issues, visitation and parenting time, child support, and paternity. Michael also serves as a mediator and as a Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem. He is also a mediator approved by the judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit to do mediation in child related cases.

His partner, Gary Schlesinger said, "I could not be more proud of this accomplishment had I received it myself. It says a great deal about Michael as a person and a lawyer and how well respected he is by his peers and the judges before whom he practices." Keith Brin, Clerk of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court said, "Michael is universally respected even by those who have practiced for decades."

Michael is often a speaker at the Lake County Family Law annual conference and the Illinois College of Law Student & Alumni annual conference on issues of family law and small law firm practice. Michael is one of the co-editors of the Lake County legal publication, The Docket. Michael has also been elected to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly and was appointed by the Illinois State Bar Association to present to the Child Law Section Counsel. He was named a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of all Illinois attorneys under the age of 40. Michael is awarded a “Superb” 10.0 and “Clients’ Choice” Family Law AVVO rating which are earned based on peer and client reviews.

Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC., practices throughout the northern Chicago collar suburbs. Both Michael and Gary are dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of individuals and families in critical family law matters and, with over 50 years of combined legal experience, they are equipped to handle the most complex divorce and child custody issues. Call 847-680-4970 to schedule a consultation.

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