Michael Emmet Forkan

Michael Emmet Forkan

Family Law Attorney

Lockport, IL





No Misconduct


English , Spanish

Answers and Advice

36 questions answered.

About Me

I attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago for my law degree. I clerked for the Cook County Public Defender and the Law Office of Joseph V. Roddy during my time as a student. I obtained a real working knowledge of criminal and civil legal proceedings as a law clerk which really helped me during my first years as a licensed attorney. After law school and passing the bar exam I worked...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Contingent (20%-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Hourly ($250-$500/hour)

Client Reviews

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I am glad he showed up

Posted by: a Family client over 1 year ago.

I worked with Michael on a legal matter. He was non-responsive and hard to reach. At least on the big day, he showed up for me.

real estate client

Posted by: Mary about 3 years ago.

Michael is a very professional, honest, and hardworking attorney. He is very easy to work with. He would keep me informed on all matters from lease...
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Showing 2 of 13 peer endorsements

Michael S. Waddington
Michael Waddington

Evans, GA

2 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
Anna Swietkowski
Anna Swietkowski

Chicago, IL

6 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.
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2005 License Status: Active And Authorized To Practice Law for the state of Illinois.
Last updated by Avvo: 01/19/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2005 – present

Forkan Law Office


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2003 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

John Marshall Law School (Chicago)


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2000 Dean's Scholarship

John Marshall Law School


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2000- present

Chicago Bar Association

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Speaking Engagements

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2007 Real Estate Seminar for Home Buyers

at First Time Homebuyers Seminar