Michael C. Craven


T 312.621.5234
Chicago, IL

Michael C. Craven has represented clients throughout Illinois in all aspects of Family Law for over 30 years.  Michael has years of experience negotiating settlements, mediating conflicts and fighting for his clients in court when necessary. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and he has extensive experience in Tax Law.

Michael is an advocate for his clients. He understands the divorce process can be difficult and overwhelming and works alongside his clients through each step of the process. Michael looks for solutions that work best for both his clients and their families, and helps his clients make smart and informed decisions while accounting for their individual and unique situations.

He has extensive experience reaching his clients’ goals without a long and disjointed court battle. Michael can offer clients alternatives to litigation to resolve their disputes as a trained mediator and Collaborative Law attorney. When a case cannot be resolved without litigation, Michael brings decades of in-court experience on behalf of his clients. Michael is dedicated to keeping the best interest of children at the forefront of every Family Law case.


Finding Hidden Assets, WGSN-DB Going Solo Network, June 28, 2022

Divorce in Later Life, The Gray Divorce Trend, presented by Realtor Betsy Phillips, June 17, 2022

Divorce University – Divorce Math II – How (and When) to Find HIDDEN Assets & Debts, presented by The Lilac Tree, May 1-3, 2022

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Illinois, 1984

U.S. Tax Court, 1985

Certified Public Accountant, 1979

Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois, Domestic Relations Division, Approved court-certified mediator in Cook County, 2014

The UIC John Marshall Law School, L.L.M., 1989

The UIC John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1984

Northern Illinois University, B.S., 1979

Illinois State Bar Association

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

The Lilac Tree

Best Lawyers in America© in Family Law (2015-present)

Leading Lawyer (2009-present)

Illinois Super Lawyer (2009-present)

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell

Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell

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