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Joseph Andrew Brabender IV

Joseph Andrew Brabender IV

also known as Andy Brabender

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Practice Areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 55%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years, 20 cases
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    6 years, 10 cases



Hourly ($275-300/hour), Contingent (33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

39 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Brabender. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Muniza Bawaney

    I definitely endorse Andy for any tenants in Illinois looking for an exceptional lawyer.


    Muniza Bawaney Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Brabender & Chiang LLC

140 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL, 60603


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Volunteer of the MonthCARPLS Legal Aid2014
Top Contributor - Personal InjuryAVVO2013
Top Contributor - Landlord TenantAVVO2013
Chicago Kent Merit ScholarshipChicago-KentN/A
Seyfarth Shaw ScholarshipChicago-KentN/A
Motorola ScholarshipChicago-KentN/A
Order of the CoifNational Order of the CoifN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyBrabender & Chiang LLC2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorChicago Kent College Of Law2011 - 2012
AttorneyThe Cochran Firm2009 - 2012
Law ClerkThe Cochran Firm2007 - 2009
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court Eastern District of Illinois2007 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
CARPLSVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Making the Connection - ChicagoFounder2013 - Present
Santa Maria Condominium AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Simply SoloFounder2012 - Present
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesMinor Guardianship Volunteer2012 - Present
West Cook County Pro Bono NetworkMember2012 - Present
Metropolitan Family ServicesAssociate Board of the Legal Aid Society Member2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationSolo and Small Firm Committee2010 - Present
Chicago Kent Alumni AssociationMember2009 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2014
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
$50,000 Policy Limits Settlement in Auto AccidentSettlement for Plaintiff
Confidential Settlement in Canoe Rental DrowningSettlement for Plaintiff
$20,0000 Policy Limits SettlementSettlement for Plaintiff
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Publication NameTitleDate
Simply SoloI started a firm, where should I hang my shingle?N/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClaireCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeBuilding Your Practice Through Referrals2014
CASL Team Leader Training on Powers of Attorney and GuardianshipPower of Attorney and Guardianship2013