Mitchell works exclusively in the area of family law. He has significant experience dealing with both parenting-related and financial litigation. Mitchell approaches his cases with the goal of problem solving through the understanding that each client has a unique set of circumstances. Mitchell works closely with his clients throughout the legal process to find reasonable and practical solutions. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Gordon has expertise conducting settlement conferences, drafting marital settlement agreements, parenting agreements, and pre and post-nuptial agreements. Furthermore, he is a skilled appellate advocate, having litigated numerous family law cases at the Appellate Court level.
In 2012, Mitchell’s book, Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, was published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and is their most comprehensive authority on the drafting and enforcement of pre and post-nuptial agreements. Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements provides practical instruction on negotiating the best terms for clients, implications of estate planning and tax law, and ethical considerations.
Chicago-Kent School of Law, J.D.
University of Iowa, B.A.
Leadership & Honors
In 2009, Mr. Gordon was recognized as one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch by Chicago Lawyer Magazine. Based on the recommendations of judges and other colleagues, Mitchell was selected from among approximately 20,000 lawyers in Illinois for this honor.
Mitchell’s commitment to excellence was also recognized in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine when he was named a rising star as one of the “Top Young Lawyers in Illinois.” This accolade is issued after a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation by attorney-led research staff, and a peer review of candidates by practice area.
Mitchell has received awards for his dedication to his clients and their various family law needs. In 2016, he received the prestigious honor as one of the Ten Best Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
Committed to his practice, in 2013 Mr. Gordon was distinguished as one of the Ten Leaders of America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals Under 45.
In 2013, Mr. Gordon authored Allegations of Child Abuse in Custody and Visitation Disputes. This work provides both litigation and practical support unique to cases involving allegations of child abuse in connection with custody and visitation matters. It was published by IICLE as a part of their authoritative book on Child-Related Issues in Dissolution Actions.
Mitchell teaches continuing legal education courses to other practitioners on various areas of family law. He has presented lectures about child support, the use of social media in litigation, parental alienation, contribution to college education, the determination of income in divorce, removing children from the state of Illinois, bankruptcy and divorce, dissipation of assets, child support enforcement, ethics, pre and post-nuptial agreements, same-sex marriage and non-traditional visitation arrangements.
In 2011, Mitchell was honored with IICLE’s inaugural Rising Star Award. He was presented with this honor as a result of his commitment to enhancing the legal profession throughout the State. Mr. Gordon co-hosts the popular television show Let’s Talk Justice! on Chicago’s CAN-TV Network. On the show, he discusses myriad of legal topics of public concern while answering live telephone calls. Mitchell also appears as a legal commentator on NBC, Fox, and other local news networks.
Lecture Series Information
IICLE Abuse Allegations Nov 6 2015
IICLE Addiction and Abuse Sept 9 2016
IICLE Case Update Dec 2016
IICLE Civil Unions and Their Impact on Family Law 2014
IICLE Custody Visitation Mediation – July 10 2015
IICLE Educational Expenses – August 14 2015
IICLE Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law Nov 17 2017
IICLE Expert Witnesses Oct 23 2015
IICLE Financial Statements – Dec 18 2015
IICLE Guideline and Non Guideline Support Cases Oct 13 2017
IICLE IMDMA Case Law Updates Dec 2017
IICLE Income Pitfalls in Child Support & Maintenance 2014
IICLE Income Shares – July 21 2017
IICLE Jurisdiction – August 18 2017
IICLE Key Case Law Updates – Sept 11 2015
IICLE Non Traditional Assets – Nov 18 2016
IICLE Non Traditional Visitation Issues 2014
IICLE Parentage Oct 2016
IICLE Parenting Issues Post-Separation Sept 15 2017
IICLE Trial Evidence – Aug 26 2016
IICLE Trial Prep – July 22 2016
IICLE Working with Experts 2014
Publications & Press
IICLE Publication – Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Business Woman Media – Addiction – April 2017
Business Woman Media – Female Breadwinners – June 2017
Fox Chicago – Ashley Madison – Aug 2015
Fox Chicago – Online Divorce – Feb. 2016
Fox Chicago – Prepare for Marriage – June 2015
NBC Chicago – Divorce during the Holidays – Dec 2014
NBC Chicago – Divorce during the Holidays – Dec 2014a
WCIU – Marriage Tips – July 2015
WCIU – Online Cheating and Family Law – Sept 2015
WCIU – Pre-Nuptial Agreements – March 2017