Achievements

Our team at Davis Friedman includes veteran attorneys recognized nationally as experts in the field and as bar association leaders. True colleagues, our outstanding younger lawyers work with their more seasoned peers, including the firm's partners, who happily share their broad knowledge and experience.

Two of our partners and one of our of counsels co-author The Illinois Practice of Family Law-long the definitive reference book used by practicing attorneys and law students throughout the State-which they now revise and update annually.

Davis Friedman attorneys continue to make valuable new contributions that enlarge the knowledge base for family law. Drawing upon our professional practice and study, we write for and serve on editorial boards of several widely read publications, including the

  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Equitable Distribution Journal
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)
  • Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest
  • Nichols Illinois Civil Practice
  • Illinois Family Law Reporter

We also lead influential committees concerned with the practice of family law for prominent organizations, including the

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois (four of our partners have served as President of the Illinois Chapter)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council
  • Chicago Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee (four of our partners have served as chair)
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • Office of the Illinois Attorney General Committee on Implementation of Statewide Child Support Forms

Davis Friedman attorneys are frequently invited to conduct seminars and speak at educational programs sponsored by several organizations, including the

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois
  • American Bar Association's Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • National Business Institute
  • University of Houston Law School
  • Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, and South Carolina State Bar Associations

Our members are consistently selected and listed annually by

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars

The Michael S. Cohen Award for Continuing Contribution to the Professional Education of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Samuel S. Berger Award from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers are just a few of the major accolades that have recognized partners and associates at Davis Friedman. The firm is the only one in the nation with two Samuel S. Berger Award recipients—Muller Davis and James T. Friedman.

Leading Lawyers Network

Muller Davis
Laura N. Ashmore
Andrew M. Engle
Joshua T. Friedman
David M. Goldman
Heather M. Hurst
Pamela J. Hutul
Timothy D. Jasper
Larry R. Kane
Dorene Marcus
Doris Schumacher McMorrow
James L. Rubens
Robert D. Segal
Errol Zavett

Best Lawyers in America

Muller Davis
Pamela J. Hutul
Larry R. Kane
Dorene Marcus
James L. Rubens
Errol Zavett

Super Lawyers

Laura N. Ashmore
Andrew M. Engle
Joshua T. Friedman
Larry R. Kane
Dorene Marcus
James L. Rubens
Robert D. Segal
Errol Zavett

Leading Lawyers Network
Top 100 Women Attorneys

Pamela J. Hutul
Dorene Marcus
Doris Schumacher McMorrow

Rising Star Super Lawyers

Michael P. Alvarado
Nicholaus J. Dilly
Kyle F. Fraccaro

40 under Forty

Andrew M. Engle
Heather M. Hurst

Leading Lawyers Network Top Illinois Divorce Lawyers

David M. Goldman

Leading Lawyers Network Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois

Larry R. Kane

Who's Who Among Law Professionals

James L. Rubens

Chicago Lawyer's Top Lawyers in Illinois

James L. Rubens

Illinois Super Lawyers

Robert D. Segal

Leading Lawyers Network
Emerging Lawyers

Michael P. Alvarado
Benton H. Page
Nicholaus J. Dilly

American Institute of
Family Law Attorneys
10 Best in Client Satisfaction

James L. Rubens

Best Lawyers
Lawyer of the Year, Illinois

Larry R. Kane

Best Lawyers Family Law
Lawyer of the Year, Illinois

Larry R. Kane
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