Michael Gauthier

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Gauthier Family Law
945 Lakeview Pkwy Ste 170
Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1451
(847) 816-7781
www.GauthierFamilyLaw.com


I am a lifelong resident of northern Illinois. I earned my undergraduate degree from Lake Forest College and then my law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has named me one of the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys, I have twice been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Illinois by the American Society of Legal Advocates, I have received a Martindale-Hubbell "Distinguished" rating by my peers for my legal ability and ethics, I was the recipient of the CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, and the AVVO lawyer rating service has awarded me with a Perfect 10.0 rating of "Superb".

I am licensed to practice in:

The State of Illinois.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
I have been certified and appointed as an Arbitrator for:
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.
The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Arbitration Chair for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
I have also been certified and appointed a small claims mediator for the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois.

Certified Legal Specialties

Arbitrator, The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of the Court of Illinois.
Arbitrator, The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Small Claims Mediator, The Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2006
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
J.D. - 2005
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
B.A. - 2000

Representative Cases

Roger R. Kasny v. Coonen and Roth, Ltd. (2009)
William Miller and Maxine Miller v. Michael Harris and Kenneth Hoxie (2013)
Joe Hoch and Linda Hoch v. Lillian C. Boehme