Michael Cummins | Lake Forest Family Lawyer


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I began my law practice as an Assistant Lake County, Illinois prosecutor. For over 4 years, I primarily handled homicide cases.

Since leaving the Illinois State's Attorney's office, I have concentrated my practice in what is euphemistically called 'Family Law.' That translates to matrimonial dissolution, mediating dissolution cases, collaboration settlement conferences, and pre-marital agreements. I do trials and appeals as well.

I spent five years as a partner in the nation's largest law firm specializing in family law cases.

I pride myself in being discrete and negotiating excellent settlements for my clients. I also practice civil litigation.

I do not screen phone calls, and I do not mind calls after hours and on weekends. I do not charge for consultations by phone, by email, through this website, or in person. Questions are welcome. The responses you receive are correct answers, not guesses.
Position Organization Location Duration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Michael J. Cummins2005 - Present
PartnerSchiller Du Canto & Fleck1998 - 2004
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Michael J. Cummins1983 - 1998
PartnerDiver, Bollman, Grach, and Quade1980 - 1983
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Michael J. Cummins1976 - 1980
Attorney at LawConzelman, Schultz, and Snarski1974 - 1976
Prosecuting AttorneyLake County State's Attorney's Office1971 - 1974
Editor of the Atomic Energy Law ReporterCommerce Clearing House1968 - 1971
School Degree Major Graduation
Loyola University Chicago School of LawJ.D. Law School1964  
Loyola University ChicagoBSEconomics1961
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Illinois1968
  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member | 1974 - Present
    Lake County Bar Association | Member | 1971 - Present
    American Bar Association | Member
    Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce | Member
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2016-09-08Address26 Meadowbrook Country Club Est Ballwin MO 63011 US
Michael J. Cummins
20 E Westleigh Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
42.233057,-87.845787

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Lake Forest, IL 60045


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