Mitchell B. Gordon

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.

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.

Mitchell received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent in 2001 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa in 1997.

Awards:

40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch
Ten Leaders of America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals Under 45
Ten Best Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction
Top Young Lawyers in Illinois
Rising Star (IICLE)

10 Best Attorneys