It happens every day. Clients going through a divorce, or any family law matter, change lawyers during their case. It’s simply a fact of life. Sometimes the lawyer just doesn’t get the intricacies of divorce court or, perhaps, the client and the lawyer just don’t get along.
Morgan Given is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to families throughout the Chicagoland area. Her mission as an attorney is to help clients successfully navigate the tremendous emotional as well as legal difficulties associated with divorce, allocation of decision-making and parenting time (custody), removal, maintenance, orders of protection, mediation and other family law matters. Ms. Given takes on cases both big and small and has experience working with complex financial matters for clients with multi-million dollar businesses and assets. Ms. Given works tirelessly to achieve the best results for her clients, and believes that a good attorney truly understands and appreciates her client’s individual needs. While always willing to negotiate a fair settlement if it is possible, she also has the knowledge, experience and dedication to take any matter to trial.
Ms. Given has represented clients throughout every stage of the divorce process and is known for her compassionate and detailed approach to family law. Ms. Given is well aware of the unique psychological and emotional stresses family law issues can produce. She also recognizes the importance of not only serving as a lawyer but also as a counselor to her clients. Clients come to Ms. Given during some of the most difficult times of their lives, and Ms. Given understands how to help them through these challenges by being responsive and fully explaining the legal process from the beginning of each case.
Ms. Given is very aware of the high costs of going through the court system and is always looking for ways to save her clients money while offering the highest quality of service. As her many client reviews can attest, she puts her clients’ needs first and foremost. As her client reviews attest, Ms. Given’s clients find her confidence and expertise deeply reassuring.
Ms. Given is a certified mediator and is passionate about helping clients resolve disputes via mediation when appropriate. Many clients are not aware of mediation as an option. Through mediation, Ms. Given serves as a neutral third party to help clients resolve their issues together. This saves clients an enormous amount of money and time and also allows them to generate a customized settlement agreement uniquely tailored to their specific family needs.
A particular area of family law where Ms. Given flourishes is with cases involving children. Ms. Given is keenly aware of how important it is to protect and shield children from the ugly side of divorce. Far too often, one parent will attempt to use the children as pawns between themselves. Fortunately, Ms. Given has the dedication and experience to handle such situations.
Ms. Given has been exclusively practicing in the area of family law since graduating law school. She began her career in Washington, DC, representing and advocating for victims of domestic abuse as a law fellow at the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. Ms. Given returned to Chicago in 2014 to work with the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, where she provided legal services to under-represented men and women going through difficult contested divorces. Ms. Given joined Taradash Given, P.C. in December 2014, inspired by Mr. Taradash’s personalized approach to family law, and his deep commitment to his clients.
Ms. Given is a member of the Illinois Bar. She received her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School. In law school, she was recognized as a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and was also a recipient of the George Washington Presidential Merit Scholarship and Dean’s Pro Bono Service Award. Ms. Given graduated from DePaul University magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and English.
Ms. Given is originally from Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago, and now lives in Oak Park with her husband and young daughter. Ms. Given serves clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, and Lake areas.
- George Washington University Law School - J.D.
- DePaul University - B.A., History and English
magna cum laude
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