Michael C. Doyen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Elgin, IL

Doyen Law Group
 | 1800 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-720-5815
Fax: 847-742-1676
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael C. Doyen co-founded Doyen Law Group, located in Elgin, Illinois, with his son and daughter, and fellow attorneys, Christopher M. Doyen and Kathleen R. Doyen. At the law firm, Mr. Doyen continues to focus his practice on family law, as he has done since entering private practice in 1990. Today, his experience and excellent reputation lead countless clients to his door for assistance with legal challenges that include the following:

• Divorce and property division
• Post-divorce modifications
• Child custody and visitation
• Child support and spousal maintenance
• Paternity issues
• Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
• Orders of protection

Mr. Doyen began his career in 1987 after earning his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and his approval to practice in the state of Illinois. Already a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Mr. Doyen joined the Judge Advocate General's Corps after law school, where he served until 1990. Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 7th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

Attorney Doyen has had countless successes during his nearly 30-year legal career. In fact, he has played a part in a number of representative cases that have helped shape family law in Illinois. As a result of the respect he has earned from both his peers and his clients, he has received a number of honors, including the Kane County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Award.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Business Litigation (20%): Non-Compete Agreements

Real Estate (10%)

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2020

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About Michael Doyen

Admitted: 1987, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.doyenlawgroup.com/attorney/michael-c-doyen/


  • Pro Bono Award, Kane County Bar Foundation, 2002
  • Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers – Thomson Reuters, 2006, 2007, and 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kane County Bar Association, Director, 2001
  • Kane County Bar Association, Past President, 2005 - 2006
  • Kane County Bar Association, Vice-President, 2003 - 2005
  • Kane County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2001-2003
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1987
  • Illinois, 1987

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Kane County Bar Foundation, President, July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2014
  • Administer Justice Volunteer Attorney, 2000 – Present
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, 1990 – Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent presenter at Kane County Bar Association Family Law Seminars, 1992 – Present
  • Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues Affecting Divorce, IICLE and the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Family Law Seminar Chairperson, Kane County Bar Association, 1995 – 2001


  • Fitchie v. Yurko, 212 Ill.App.3d 216 (2nd Dist. 1991)
  • Eden v. Eden, 405 F. 3d 582 (7th Cir. 2005)
  • Eden v. Robert A. Chapski, Ltd., 405 F.3d 582 (7th Cir. 2005)
  • Voga v. Voga, 376 Ill. App.3d 1075 (2nd Dist. 2007)
  • Irmo Golden, 358 Ill. App.3d 464 (2nd Dist. 2005)
  • Irmo Ackerley, 333 Ill. App.3d 382 (2nd Dist. 2002)
  • Irmo Schmitt, 391 Ill. App.3d 1010 (2nd Dist. 2009)

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, B.A., Major: Economics and Philosophy, 1983
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Office Location for Michael C. Doyen

1800 Larkin Avenue
Elgin, IL 60123

Phone: 847-720-5815

Fax: 847-742-1676

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Last Updated: 4/25/2017

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