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WENDY R. MORGAN
Wendy R. Morgan is the founder and owner of The Law Firm of Wendy R. Morgan. Wendy has been practicing law since 1981 and has been concentrating in Family Law since 1986.
Judges and attorneys have praised Wendy for her ardent advocacy and her ability to "find the angle" in even the most difficult and complex cases and when all other lawyers fail. Wendy is an expert and experienced litigation attorney Wendy is also an extremely skilled negotiator; successfully negotiating extremely favorable settlements for untold numbers of clients over the years. Wendy is also known for her understanding and compassion for her clients and the ability to know what they need and how to successfully strategize to accomplish their goals. Unlike many attorneys who do family law and divorce by "chance" Wendy's passion for divorce and family law has always been "chosen".
Wendy received her law degree in 1981 from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University in 1977 with a double major in political science and philosophy. Even before graduating from law school, Wendy second chaired several felony criminal trials with esteemed criminal attorney, Sam Adler. While still in Law School, Wendy gained significant insight into the domestic relations division and family law when she was chosen by the late Honorable Judge Willard Lasser in the Circuit Court of Cook County to act as his legal intern. Wendy's passion for divorce and family law arose from this internship.
While Wendy has been concentrating in the field of family law since 1986, in Wendy's earlier years she also gained a broad background in other fields of law which has enhanced her overall legal spectrum of knowledge and skills and provides her s special edge over other attorneys in her field. She gained extensive experience as a general practitioner with an emphasis in both Family law and Bankruptcy law.
In addition to extensive trial work in the Circuit Courts, Wendy has also successfully practiced in Federal Court and has gained experience and skills as an appellate attorney. Wendy has also successfully appeared for oral argument before the Appellate Court on several occasions. She was qualified and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2003.
Wendy has served as a lecturer for both legal and non-legal organizations in the State of Illinois, Nationally and Internationally. Wendy has written several articles on custody, paternity and other areas of family law. She has frequently has appeared on both cable television and radio on panels and discussions on family law topics. Many of her trials have been published in Divorce Digest.
Wendy is one of few attorneys in this area who has extensive experience in the area of interstate and international child custody disputes. Wendy has been admitted to numerous states to practice "pro hac vice" with respect to interstate custody disputes and has successfully prevailed. Wendy also has gained extensive experience handling international custody disputes. She has recently worked with state police, the FBI and international law enforcement entities and has successfully recovered children who have been kidnapped and removed from the United States to Mexico.
Wendy has received awards for service to the community. She has also been recognized for her work as a facilitator in the Circuit Court of Cook County and for pro-bono work in DuPage County.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Wendy just recently returned from a Rotarian Humanitarian Project in Guatemala where she worked with Mayan Children teaching English as a Second language and self-defense. In Guatemala she also had the opportunity to work with the Madre Whistle world organization, which fights against gender violence and murder of women, a serious problem in Guatemala and third world countries.
Wendy is an active member of numerous professional and legal organizations, some of which are listed below.
Wendy has been elected President of the Rotary Club of Mount Prospect/ Prospect Heights for the 2013-14 Rotary years and has been previously secretary of her Rotary club. Wendy has been both President and Secretary of the Rand/Olive Condominium Association and President of the Northwest Symphony Serenade Association. Wendy holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Wendy received extensive training in voice and performs both as a soloist and in various local and religious choir groups and with the Rotary World Choir.
Wendy's additional hobbies include skiing, snowmobiling, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Wendy is a member and supporter of the following Legal Professional
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Trial Lawyers Association of America
- Illinois Bar Association
- Northwest Suburban Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- DuPage County Bar Association
- Lake County Bar Association
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