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Jeffrey W. Brend - Chicago, IL

20 North Wacker DriveSuite 3200 Chicago, IL 60606

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Updated: 11/05/2020

Chicago Family Law Lawyer

About Jeffrey W. Brend

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Business Valuation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Taxation Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • Arbitration


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers
  • Accredited in Business Valuation, AICPA
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Certified Arbitrator
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Certified Mediator

Other Affiliations

  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society
  • American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants
  • Business Valuation Association
  • Chicago Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee (Past President)
  • DuPage County Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • AAML Certified Family Law Arbitrator
  • AAML Illinois Chapter, 2013 - 2014 (President)
  • Co-Chairman of the AAML Mediation Committee
  • AAML Board of Governors Member
  • Illinois AAML National Delegate
  • Board of Managers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter 2010-2019/20
  • Chairman; Chicago Bar Association's Matrimonial Law Committee, 2000-2001
  • Chairman/Founder; Cook County Pro Bono Court Facilitator Program, 1997- 2003

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent School of Law, LLM Program in Family Law, 2005-2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Services, -


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Northern Illinois University
    Major: Accountancy


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Office Information


20 North Wacker DriveSuite 3200 Chicago, IL 60606


  • (312) 726-0029


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Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
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  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
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  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Illinois Super Lawyers list

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  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII)
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • AV Peer Rating - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2007-2020
  • America’s Premier Lawyer, 2007-2008
  • Leading Lawyer, 2013 - 2020
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Top 10 Collaborative Attorney

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