Morgan Given is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to families throughout the Chicago area. Her mission as an attorney is to help clients successfully navigate the tremendous emotional as well as legal difficulties associated with divorce, custody, visitation, removal, maintenance and other family law matters. 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 determined approach to family law. She puts her client’s needs first and foremost. 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. Clients have immense faith in Ms. Given’s courtroom skills and fellow lawyers recognize and appreciate Ms. Given’s professionalism and dedication to her clients.
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. In the DC courts, Ms. Given’s clients found her confidence and expertise reassuring as she helped them obtain protective orders and favorable divorce and custody judgments. 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 the Taradash Group 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 the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. When she’s not zealously advocating for clients in the courtroom, Ms. Given enjoys cooking and entertaining, board and card games, and travel.
J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.A., History and English, DePaul University
magna cum laude