Ashanti Madlock Henderson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Madlock Henderson LLC
161 North Clark, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-251-1366
Fax: 312-277-8646
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Madlock Henderson LLC, Ashanti Madlock Henderson focuses her practice exclusively on divorce and other family law matters. Her firm is located in Chicago, and she represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, including Cook, Lake and DuPage counties.

Ms. Henderson attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate, and she majored in communications and was an active participant in numerous campus groups and societies before receiving a bachelor of science degree in 2001. She then went on to enroll at The George Washington University Law School. While she was there, Ms. Henderson clerked for a Superior Court judge and participated in the school’s family law clinic before being awarded her juris doctor degree in 2004. Prior to launching her own practice in 2008, she handled civil litigation and family law matters at other firms. Ms. Henderson has been admitted to practice in Illinois since 2004, and she is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Many of Ms. Henderson’s clients are people whose marriages have deteriorated to the point that divorce has become inevitable. She guides them through the related legal issues of child legal and physical custody, property division, child support and alimony. Due to her background in mediation and negotiations, Ms. Henderson is often able to help many of her clients come to an accord on these issues through the use of those methods of alternative dispute resolution. However, if talks have broken down or if litigation otherwise becomes necessary, she is a forceful courtroom advocate on their behalf. Other family law matters that she has extensive experience in include adoptions and the preparation and review of prenuptial and postmarital agreements.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

About Ashanti Madlock Henderson

Admitted: 2004, Illinois

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Cook County Domestic Relations, Court Certified Mediator

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer mediator for Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League
  • Volunteer Attorney for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • ChildServ Auxiliary
  • Ivy Pearl Foundation, Inc.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Educational Background

  • North Western University, B.S., 2001
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Office Location for Ashanti Madlock Henderson

161 North Clark
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-251-1366

Fax: 312-277-8646

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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