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   3Jacalyn BirnbaumChicago(312) 863-2800j.birnbaum@bhgafamlaw.comj.birnbaum@bhgafamlaw.comBirnbaum Haddon Gelfman & Arnoux LLCwww.bhgafamlaw.comwww.bhgafamlaw.combirnbaumjacalyn.jpgFamily LawChild CustodyChild RepresentationGuardian Ad LitemContested DivorcesHigh Stakes Divorces
Birnbaum Haddon Gelfman & Arnoux LLC
180 N LaSalle St 37th FL
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 863-2800 Fx.(312) 863-2801Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Family Law    Child Custody
    Child Representation
    Guardian Ad Litem
    Contested Divorces
    High Stakes Divorces
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Ms. Birnbaum, a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has practiced domestic relations law since 1992, with particular emphasis on the representation of children. She recently appeared in a child representative seminar entitled "Representing Children: Reconciling Reality With The Rules." Her seminar materials were specifically requested for inclusion in the presentation made at the 2002 annual meeting of the American Bar Association by Judge Moshe Jacobius, the presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Illinois. Ms. Birnbaum publishes and lectures on family law matters.

Ms. Birnbaum, who testified before the Judiciary Committees of both the Illinois House and Senate in connection with the passage and enactment of Section 604.5 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, also appeared as a credentialed witness before the Illinois Senate Committee on Divorce Law and Procedure.

Bar Admissions:  

Year of Birth:  1951

Law School:  DePaul University Law School, J.D., 1992

Undergraduate School:  George Washington University, 1972

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  Board of Managers, Illinois Chapter
Illinois State Bar Association
  Family Law Section Council
    Advisory member

Firm Description:  
Divorce can be difficult, but it should be the start of a new life; not the end of life as you know it. That’s why, in the summer of 2011, a law firm opened in Chicago with a refreshing approach to divorce law and the family issues that surround it. Birnbaum Haddon Gelfman & Arnoux brings together some of the state’s leading practitioners in divorce law in firm dedicated to helping clients navigate the process of divorce, instead of just muddling through it.

Each of the firm’s attorneys brings a unique skill set to their client’s case. Together, the attorneys of Birnbaum Haddon Gelfman & Arnoux have the skills and temperament to quickly settle divorce disputes — and the courtroom experience to back it up. Many of the attorneys at BHGA had previously practiced at Nadler, Pritikin, & Mirabelli, a leading Chicago divorce firm. Three of the firm’s partners are fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a prestigious invitation-only body of the nation’s top divorce attorneys.

In addition to their location in Chicago’s Loop, the firm also counsels clients living in the northern and western suburbs from their two DuPage County offices and their Lake County office.

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