Margaret A. Bennett

Margaret A. Bennett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Oak Brook, IL

Bennett Law Firm, LLC
 | 2015 Spring Road, Suite 370
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1843
Phone: 630-573-8800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Margaret Bennett has been practicing family law and divorce litigation for over 27 years. She now focuses her practice on utilizing the Collaborative Law Process or an Uncontested, Cooperative Approach, as well as providing divorce mediation services.  Ms. Bennett practices in DuPage, Kane, Cook and Will Counties, is a specially trained Collaborative Law attorney and serves as a Family Court Mediator and Guardian ad Litem for the DuPage County court system.

Margaret Bennett is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including being recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2012-2017). Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois are selected to the Super Lawyers list. Ms. Bennett has also been named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list (2012-2017) and the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list (2013-2017) in the State of Illinois by Super Lawyers, as published in Super Lawyers Magazine and Chicago Magazine.

Margaret Bennett has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® since 1998, which is the highest rating available, and has also been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011 to present). Ms. Bennett received this highest recognition by her peers, bestowed only upon lawyers with the utmost legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. In addition, Ms. Bennett attained the highest possible rating by AVVO.com, one of the leading lawyer rating websites.

Margaret Bennett received legislative appointment to serve on the Illinois Family Law Study Committee (2008 to present). The Illinois House of Representatives formed this committee to study and revise state law provisions relating to parentage, child support, spousal maintenance, the allocation of assets and child custody. Ms. Bennett also is an appointed member of the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee (2010 to present). This committee is charged with reviewing child support guidelines and making recommendations to the State legislature. Through presentations to this committee as well as the Chicago Bar Association Domestic Relations Committee and the Kane County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Ms. Bennett has promoted the adoption of the income sharing approach to determine child support, an approach currently used by 39 other states and the District of Columbia.

Margaret Bennett is an appointed member of the Family Law Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association (2009 to present). She currently serves as chair of the Parentage Subcommittee of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council for the term 2014/2017. The Parentage Subcommittee drafted the proposed Parentage Act, filed as House Bill 1243 in January, 2014. Ms. Bennett testified before the Judiciary Committee of the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois on February 26, 2014 and April 8, 2014 on HB1243, the proposed Parentage Act of 2017. Additionally, Ms. Bennett is the Co-Chair of the Child Support Subcommittee of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council for the terms 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2014/2017. She recently co-authored an article on multiple family issues and child support for the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter.

Margaret Bennett is an appointed member of the standing committee on Judicial Evaluations Outside Cook County for the Illinois State Bar Association (1997 to present). Ms. Bennett served as chair of the DuPage County Bar Association Family Law and Practice Committee for the terms 1997/1998 and 2011/2012.

About Margaret Bennett

Admitted: 1976, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.lawbennett.com/margaret.a.bennett.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Who's Who in American Law, 2010
  • The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2010
  • DuPage County Circuit Court Certificate of Appreciation, 2009
  • Woman of the Year Award bestowed by The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2008
  • Leading American Attorney, 2008
  • DuPage County Bar Association Certificate of Appreciation, 1998
  • Illinois State Bar Association Board of Directors Award, 1990
  • DuPage County Bar Association Legal Aid Program Certificate of Appreciation, 1989
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman of the DCBA Family Law and Practice Committee, 1997/1998 and 2011/2012
  • Elected to Illinois State Bar Association Assembly (governing body), 1986-1990 &1994-2000
  • Appointment to ISBA Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations, 1997 to present
  • Appointment to the ISBA Family Law Section Council, 2009 to present
  • The Law Society, United Kingdom, 2004 to present
  • Society of English and American Lawyers, United Kingdom, 2005 to present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2006 to present
  • Appointment to the State of Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee, 2010 to present
  • Appointment to the Family Law Study Committee by the Illinois House of Representatives, 2008 to present
Office Location for Margaret A. Bennett

2015 Spring Road
Suite 370
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1843

 

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Last Updated: 7/14/2017

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