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  • Margaret Bennett has concentrated her practice in the area of family law and divorce litigation for over 25 years and practices in DuPage, Will and Cook Counties. She has licensure in England and Wales and the states of Illinois and Colorado.  Ms. Bennett serves as a Family Court Mediator for the DuPage court system and is a specially trained Collaborative Law Attorney. 
  • Margaret Bennett has been named by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois in 2013 and one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois in 2013 and 2014.
  • Margaret Bennett has been named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the State of Illinois' "Super Lawyers" in the area of Family Law for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. See the February 2014 issue of Chicago Magazine to see her selection.
  • Voted by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Lawyer, Margaret Bennett has attained a rating of AV Preeminent for the past 16 years and received the highest peer award honor that is only bestowed upon those lawyers who have the highest level of legal ability and adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.
  • Ms. Bennett received legislative appointment to the Illinois Family Law Study Committee which was formed by the State of Illinois House of Representatives to study and revise the provisions of the state law relating to parentage, child support, spousal maintenance, the allocation of assets and child custody.  Ms. Bennett, along with 4 other attorneys, wrote a proposed new parentage statute for Illinois.  She is concerned with the inter-relationship between parentage, child support and children living in poverty.  The drafting team attempted to improve the lives of children of low income families.
  • Margaret Bennett has been appointed to serve as a Member of the Family Law Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association (2011 to present).  She currently serves as Chair of the Parentage Subcommittee of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council for the term 2012/2013.  The committee was responsible for drafting the proposed parentage act which was filed as HB 6191 on May 31, 2012.  Ms. Bennett authored a Family Law newsletter article on the proposed parentage act.  Ms. Bennett was Co-Chair of the Child Support Subcommittee of the ISBA Family Law Section Council for the terms 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.
  • Margaret Bennett was appointed to serve on the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee (2010 to present). The committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing the child support guidelines and making recommendations to the State legislature.   On October 19, 2011, Ms. Bennett gave a presentation to the Child Support Advisory Committee on "Why Illinois Should Retain the Net Income Approach When Determining Child Support".  On July 23, 2012, Ms. Bennett gave a presentation to the Child Support Advisory Committee on "Income Shares and Calculation of Child Support - Net Income."  On January 28, 2013, Ms. Bennett presented at the Chicago Bar Association Seminar on "The Future of Child Support Calculations in Illinois:  Income Shares vs Percentage of Income."
  • Margaret Bennett has been nominated by other attorneys as a Leading American Attorney and as an Illinois Leading Attorney in the area of family law. To be named a Leading American Attorney, attorneys must receive multiple recommendations from their peers in a statewide survey conducted by the American Research Corporation. Fewer than 6 percent of the state's attorneys are Leading American Attorneys.
  • Margaret Bennett is a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous articles. Ms. Bennett is listed in "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in American Law", "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who of American Women", and "World Who's Who of Women".
  • Margaret Bennett is a member of the American Inns of Court and is part of Team 5 of the DuPage Inns of Court. On April 25, 2012, Ms. Bennett participated with Team 5 in a presentation before the members of the American Inns of Court and spoke on the topic “How Far Can the Government Go Under the 4th Amendment in Using Modern Technology to Investigate and Track Suspects Without a Warrant?”