Harrison & Held, LLP

Chicago Illinois 60606

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Harrison & Held, LLP
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333 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, 60606
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About Harrison & Held, LLP

Attorney Michael C. Craven is a partner with the Harrison & Held, LLP, law firm, which has offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, as well as Naples, Florida, and Boulder, Colorado. Working primarily out of the firm's Chicago location, Mr. Craven focuses his practice on family law and divorce. He also provides invaluable counsel and support for estate planning matters for his clients throughout and after the divorce process.

A top-rated, award-winning attorney, Mr. Craven has achieved notable success over the course of his more than 30 years in practice. He has assisted hundreds of clients with finding the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve for their complex property division issues, child custody and support, alimony, and other related matters.

Along with being an attorney, Mr. Craven is also a certified public accountant with significant knowledge of state and federal tax laws. This makes him an invaluable asset for those seeking to protect their property and businesses during the divorce process as well as during the drafting of pre and postnuptial marriage agreements.

Devoted to helping his clients resolve their conflicts and come to terms on their divorce-related issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, Mr. Craven prefers to use mediation and negotiation as alternatives to traditional divorce litigation. However, he has extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to take his clients' matters to court when necessary to ensure the best odds of obtaining the positive results they seek.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal services, Mr. Craven holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America?. Moreover, he has earned a Leading Lawyer designation each year since 2009 along with numerous other accolades from his peers.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Mr. Craven obtained his Juris Doctor from The UIC John Marshall Law School as well asÿ his Master of Laws. Along with practicing before all Illinois state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

A Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Craven is also highly active with the Illinois State Bar Association. He has also served as secretary and as a board member of the North Suburban Bar Association as well as with several panels and programs sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Craven served as treasurer and as a board of directors' member of The Lilac Tree. Currently he is on their Lawyer Referral Panel.ÿ He regularly provides service with JUF Community Legal Services.

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