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Bradford Lebrun Bennett

also known as Bradford Bennett, Brad Bennett

About me

Brad concentrates exclusively in the area of family law including litigation, divorce, legal separations, child custody, parentage, premarital and postnuptial agreements, grandparent's rights as well as all post-decree, enforcement, and modification matters covering Cook, DuPage, Will, and Lake Counties.  Brad is recognized in the legal community for not only his extensive knowledge of the law, but his thorough preparation, superb writing ability, and outstanding courtroom presence. He has been acknowledged and praised for his vigorous representation of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, from high net-worth individuals to volunteering his time with pro se litigants.  

Brad graduated with honors from Indiana University-Bloomington, obtaining duel Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, while gaining valuable experience as a law clerk for the Monroe County (IN) Public Defender’s Office.  Brad then attended Golden Gate University (CA) School of Law, and while obtaining his law degree, worked as a law clerk in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.  He also served as the editor of the International Law Review and also helped edit and research the California Real Estate Forms Second Edition (Thomson West 2006).   After law school, Brad joined and was soon made a partner of a prestigious family law firm in the western suburbs of Chicago where he remained for seven years and honed his family law prowess by bringing hundreds of cases to successful resolution through negotiation, the pre-trial process and multi-day evidentiary trials.  

While practicing full-time, Brad continued his educational pursuits at night by earning his Masters of Law (LL.M) degree in Family Law from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  At Kent, Brad was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in “Advanced Legal Writing” as well as “Children and Divorce”, two prestigious accolades that only select few receive.  

In recognition of Brad’s skill set, he was named to the Super Lawyers list as Illinois' "Rising Stars" in the area of Family Law for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016.  This peer nominated honor is bestowed on only a small fraction of the attorneys in the state.

In 2015, Brad was also named an "Emerging Lawyer" by Illinois Leading Lawyers and a Top 100 Matrimonial & Family Lawyer by The National Advocates.

Brad also actively participates in several bar associations, having chaired the Media Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association and produced its television show, Legal Action. In addition, Brad has been appointed to serve the Illinois State Bar Association’s Child Law Section Council and the Judiciary Evaluations Committees to investigate and recommend judicial candidates for both the DuPage County and Chicago Bar Associations.

Brad frequently works the DuPage County Legal Help Desk at the courthouse, volunteers his time to assist litigants during “Pro Se Day” in Will County, and was an advocate helping individuals prepare and present Emergency Orders of Protection at the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse in Chicago.  Due to his pursuits both inside and out of the courtroom, Brad received the Pro Bono Service Award from the DuPage County Bar Association in 2009.

The results Brad obtains for his clients are reflective of his varied background, comprehensive experience, courtroom acumen, as well as the strategic approach developed for each case.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    8 years
  2. Family: 50%
    8 years



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    I highly endorse Mr. Bennett. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


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Contact info

Bennett & Bangser, LLC

150 S. Wacker Drive
24th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200711/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers in Matrimonial & Family LawThe National Advocates2016
Emerging Lawyer in Family LawLeading Lawyers2016
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2016
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2015
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2012
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2011
Rising Star in Family LawSuper Lawyers2010
Pro Bono Service AwardDuPage County Bar Association2009
The CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Children and DivorceChicago-Kent College of Law2009
The CALI Excellence Award in Advanced Legal WritingGolden Gate University School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBennett & Bangser, LLC2014 - Present
PartnerBennett Law Firm, LLC2007 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Child Law SectionMember2015 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2012 - 2015
DuPage County Bar Association Media CommitteeChair2012 - 2013
DuPage County Bar Association Media CommitteeVice Chair2011 - 2012
Will County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Case Titles are ConfidentialIn clients' favor
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar Association YLDNewsKnowing Your Judge – Behind the Black Robe2014
Illinois State Bar Association YLDNewsMore Things You Never Learned in Law School2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyFamily LawMaster’s of Law (LL.M) in Family Law2012
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Indiana UniversityCriminal Justice and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003