Law Firm Overview
The Law Office of Michael J. Cummins in Lake Forest, Illinois represents clients in family law matters, providing compassionate yet practical legal counsel to those facing divorce and all of its accompanying issues, such as custody, maintenance, and property division. In addition to all other family law matters, Mr. Cummins also has extensive experience in commercial civil litigation and appeals. Please refer to the practice areas overview for more information about the attorney office's legal services... better yet, give him a call. He answers his own phone.
With over 45 years of reputable experience as an attorney, Michael J. Cummins understands the impact that legal proceedings can have on clients, and few legal issues are more emotionally-charged than those involving the family.
He also believes in accessibility and open communication, never screening his phone calls and working to be available for his clients 24-7 by phone, as divorce cases do not necessarily take a break after 5pm or on weekends.
Mr. Cummins offers a free initial consultation by phone, email, through this site, or in person. A thoroughly discussed and finalized Engagement Agreement will govern your representation, and each month an itemized bill will state the day work was done on your behalf, including a description of the work that was done and the time it took to complete the work.
Based in beautiful Lake Forest, Illinois, Michael J. Cummins Law Offices serves the Northern Illinois communities of Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Deerfield, Vernon Hills, Winnetka, Glenview, and Northbrook.
If you are considering divorce, have another family law issue, or need representation in civil litigation, contact Michael J. Cummins Law Offices for experienced advice and assistance.
About Attorney Michael J. Cummins
Based in Lake Forest, Illinois, Michael J. Cummins is a family law attorney and civil litigator with over four decades of legal experience. After graduating from Loyola University Law School in Chicago, Mr. Cummins worked as a prosecutor in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he handled complex murder cases.
Four years later, he left to start his own practice, serving Illinois communities primarily in Lake and Cook Counties. He has also served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General.
Over the course of his 43 year legal career, Mr. Cummins has tried innumerable jury and non-jury cases, and has handled many appeals before the Illinois Appellate Courts, the United States Court of Appeals, and the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition to representing individuals, he has advocated on behalf of major corporations such as Abbott Laboratories.
He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and Lake County Bar Association Family Law Committees, and a regular attendee at seminars that relate to family law and trial and appellate practice. Prior to establishing Michael J. Cummins Law Offices to focus on family law, he gained extensive knowledge and expertise as a partner in what is said to be the largest United States law firm concentrating on family law issues.
Mr. Cummins has been married to his wife, Diane, for 41 years. He has three children and three granddaughters with whom he spends a lot of quality time. Other diversions include reading English and French literature and working the two acres where his family resides.
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