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Michael A. Anderson



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Michael A. Anderson focuses his practice in all aspects of family law. Michael brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Davis Friedman as a former U.S. Army Paratrooper and Sergeant for the Chicago Police Department.

His professionalism, demeanor and ambitiousness are traits Davis Friedman expects from all of its attorneys. Drawing on his experience in criminal law, Mr. Anderson has spent countless hours in the courtroom, which gives him an advantage when handling highly contested hearings and trials. He regularly counsels clients in a wide range of matters including negotiation and litigation of modification of child support, relocation, custody, allocation of parental responsibilities, property distribution and complex financial matters.

As a skilled negotiator, Michael targets his attention in reaching favorable settlements without having to go to trial. However, if negotiation attempts fail, Michael has the skills and ability to litigate tenaciously for his clients.

As a graduate of The John Marshall Law School, Michael made the Dean’s List multiple times and won the CALI award in Evidence. In addition, he worked in the Veterans Clinic for two years where he excelled in assisting veterans who appealed their disability benefits.

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Michael uses his experience of dealing with highly stressful situations to assist his clients through the emotional process of navigating through a divorce or a child custody issue. Michael provides an wide spectrum of options to his clients. He has the capability and background to assist his clients through highly demanding and emotional situations.


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Northeastern University, B.A., Major in Accounting 2013
  • Illinois State University


  • Admitted to the Illinois Bar, 2017
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member of the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
  • He has been a union representative for the Chicago Police Sergeants Union for the past two years.

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