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Michael R Hudzik

Family Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   68 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

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The most gratifying part of practicing matrimonial law is to be able to give guidance and help people through one of, if not the most, difficult times of their lives.  My goal in most cases is to help clients resolve their issues in an amicable manner to a positive resolution, as the majority of cases do not proceed to trial.  However, there are certain cases that cannot be settled for a multitude of reasons.  As such, I am always prepared to litigate the issues.  I maintain the mindset of a litigator while always being open to discussing settlement.  Being prepared to take the case to trial, often times, will result in a more favorable result through settlement.  I started my legal career practicing in a wide variety of areas of law, ranging from criminal law to real estate transactions to all areas of civil litigation.  I now practice exclusively in the area of matrimonial law.  My prior experience in other areas of law has been invaluable for my practice, as the practice of matrimonial law overlaps with so many other areas of law and requires knowledge of these other areas of law.  When I am not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, and playing basketball.  I was born and raised in the Chicago area, where I currently reside with my wife and three children.

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Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Hudzik & Vechiola, LLC
50 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL, 60540

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Shannon | November 5, 2019
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Post-Decree Matter
Mr. Hudzik handled post-decree issues that arose in my divorce case. He was professional, courteous, extremely knowledgeable regarding the issues in the case, and, in my opinion, went above and beyond to settle the case to my satisfaction, which he ultimately did. I already have and will continue to recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Hilary | October 9, 2019
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Excellent representation
Michael was excellent in his representation. He communicated everything, worked hard to reach a resolution outside of litigation but wasn’t afraid to take the case to trial in order to resolve it. I was very happy with him and although I hope to never need his legal representation again, if I do, I know he’ll do a wonderful job. He was a pleasure to work with and I have the utmost respect for him as a person and as an attorney.
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Posted by Carla | November 6, 2022
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Great Experience all around
Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to share my experience with Michael Hudzik as my lawyer. I started working with Michael Hudzik at the end of August 2022, after reading his reviews on Avvo. Michael Hudzik offered honest guidance in making the process as speedy and uncumbersome as possible. I wanted the divorce to be as amicable as possible. Michael made the divorce paperwork easy to read and understandable as possible. Also, impressive was his communication skills. I was never left wondering if he received a text message or an email. As we partnered together to get the job done, he continued to guide and advise me as necessary. Within approximately 6 weeks, my husband and me were divorced.
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Posted by Roxanne | September 28, 2022
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Outstanding legal work
Michael Hudzik is the best lawyer I have ever hired. I was on a verge of losing until I fired my lawyer and hired Michael instead. He swooped in at the last minute and revived our case. He is sharp, trustworthy, communicative, and most importantly he put in the work to make sure we presented the absolute strongest arguments possible. I would recommend Michael Hudzik to anyone, he is an exceptional attorney.
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Posted by Katherine | August 12, 2022
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I liked Michael representing me in my case, his professional approach and the knowledge, he always responded promptly, which was easier to work with. I would recommend his service to my friends when needed.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2022
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100% Recommend Michael.
Michael is a very knowledgeable, professional and get the job done attorney. He makes time for his clients, even outside of normal working hours. I had to reach him a couple times late at night due to serious matters and he was very attentive to the situation. Michael made me feel comfortable, in light of uncomfortable situation I was in. I would definitely recommend Michael to anyone, he a superb attorney
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Posted by Steven | July 17, 2022
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Michael Hudzik is THE BEST OF THE BEST !!!
Michael Hudzik is an expert attorney whom stands out far above and beyond the rest. After my first 6 attorneys failing to gain any ground on my behalf, I was recommended to retain Michael Hudzik and Michael really lived up to his reputation! Professional, highly skilled in his craft, and very responsive! Michael favorably put an end to my case after 2 1/4 years !! Mild mannered Michael Hudzik is SUPERMAN !
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Posted by Glenn | April 26, 2022
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Listened to me
I couldnt believe how closely mike listen to me. He was always available, always got back to me quickly in this difficult time. He was honest, direct, but yet very helpful and understanding when things took an unexpected change. It was like mike was my personal atty and I wasnt sharing him with anyone!
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2022
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Excellent Advocate
Mike represented me in my very difficult divorce. My ex refused to settle and seemed determined to make the process as difficult as possible. When we went to trial, there were complicated issues involving my ex's business that Mike navigated perfectly. He was also compassionate and honest with me throughout the process. I highly recommend.
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Posted by Araceli | April 1, 2022
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The best lawyer I ever had!!!!
Since my first consultation Michael give me hope, options and understood my needs better than others attorneys I had previously, he gave me more custody of my daughter when I thought it will be never posible, now I can move with my daughter and star our new life, I’m very thankful for his excellent work. Michael always take my calls and resolve my doubts anytime. Thank you Michael so much!!!
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Posted by Colonel | March 29, 2022
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Michael Hudzik Best lawyer ever!!
Mike was absolutely wonderful. Very responsive and informative complete pleasure to work with would recommend him for anyone looking for compassionate comprehensive legal advice..
Posted by Ana | March 16, 2022
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Client
Michael was very professional and helped me through a difficult divorce. He was my second divorce attorney and I’m very happy I made the switch. He was able to get it settled and over within 3 months of working on the case. Highly recommend.
Posted by Barbara | March 15, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Perhaps the thing that impressed me most about Michael was nothing was "sugar coated". He was very straight forward and told me what to expect each step of the way. Going through a child custody case from start to finish, Michael kept me informed of each step and what the options and risks were. There were no empty promises made just to keep me happy which I know sometimes occurs when seeking counsel. Michael and I had great conversations and he was very honest about what I could expect as far as outcomes based on the "law". Which was extremely helpful during the process. Michael made himself available to answer any texts, emails, or calls when I had questions and even in times of crisis. I was very grateful for the attention that he gave to the case. One last thing that I was grateful for was how empathetic and compassionate Michael was during this whole process. This was something that was very difficult to go through and he was very understanding which is something you don't often get from an attorney.
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Posted by Karolina | March 15, 2022
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Client
Working with Michael Hudzik was great. He assured me along the way, made me feel comfortable and confident in the decisions that I had to make throughout the divorce process. Was always very transparent and would always be conscious of my financial situation and would offer options that might have saved me money towards the end of the process. Very responsive to my questions and emails. Would even respond to text messages that I would send for real quick questions. Was very happy with the work and results that I received from Michael Hudzik. Would recommend him to anyone that was in need of a family law attorney.
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Posted by Suzi | March 11, 2022
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Efficient & Knowledgeable
Working with Michael made a very stressful situation, much more calming. His knowledge of family law made me feel safe in my decision making during my divorce and situations that arose afterwords. Seven years after my divorce I have recently had to reach out two times for consulting and Michael was more than happy to help, clearly remembered me as a client and gave me sound and solid advice. Using this firm is a wise choice!
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Posted by Edward | March 7, 2022
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Amazing divorce lawyer
Michael was an amazing lawyer. He was very understanding and able to explain everything in detail. Michael made this difficult time for me and my family very simple and straightforward. I would highly recommend him to anyone who asked.
Posted by Joe | October 19, 2021
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Divorced Dad with boys
Mike has been by my side since the beginning of my new legal counsel with STG Law firm. Julie Gumina was my gunner at first and then Mike stepped in to assist. Both were very helpful in protecting me and my boys throughout the custody battle with the mother of my three boys. They keep well in touch thur email/text/vm. They will always have a life long relationship with me to protect me and my family. Never once did I question their utmost professionalism and integrity when making decisions in and outside of the courtroom. Thx Mike and Julie for all you hard work and dedication when working to help and protect my family. The A-Team!!!!
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Posted by Gen | September 29, 2021
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Simply the Best Lawyer out there!!!
I hired Michael to help me with my very conflicated and stressful divorce. I was stay at home wife who took care of the kids, working only part time while my husband was the one with the income and assets. When the decision to divorce came up I was lost and was worried about the future of my children and I. I am very grateful that I have found Michael to help me. From the first consultation, I felt very comfortable and at ease with talking to him about my situation. He welcomed all my questions and assured me that there was no need to fear about the outcome of this divorce. Due to the covid pandemic and my husband being uncooperative, it was understandable that there was some delays in getting the process running and it took about 2 years until we were finally able to finish the case. *During that time, he always informed me about the status or any updates. *He would email me back asap or call me anytime (even after work hours or weekend) whenever I had a question or was in crisis mode about this divorce. *He was always mindful of unnecessary costs and informed me first or gave me other options. *He was prepared to be the nice lawyer that would help me and my husband achieve what's fair for everyone and also be the lawyer that fights for me when the other party was not being nice. *I never felt intimidated and he was so easy and comfortable talking to, he knows when its serious time and when its perfectly okay to be funny. *The end result: he managed to get me everything I had asked for and was entitled to.
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Posted by adel | September 1, 2021
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A great Lawyer
Mike was awesome. My questions were answered promptly. I couldn't be happier with the service I received. He understood my family situation, concerns and address them promptly.
Posted by Alex | July 23, 2021
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Custody and Allocation Judgement Approved!
Wrote a detailed, specific and great judgement for the allocation of custody rights, full custodial parenting time and helped me be able to move with my daughter out of state. As a father, I was afraid this would take years and be near impossible but the process was quick and much less painful than anticipated. Communication was quick and right to the point, allowing me to save costs. He utilized the associates as much as possible as well, again minimizing costs. Hopefully I will not need his services again, but I will gladly share his information for anyone who might need assistance in custodial issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hudzik & Vechiola, LLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, PC
  • 2011 - 2022
  • Supreme Court Rule 711 Law Clerk
  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kimberly A. Duda
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Laurence J. Bolon
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Kimberly A. Duda
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Laurence J. Bolon
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Amin Hallihan
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Dominican University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • DuPage County Paternity Case
  • Successful

Associations

  • Divorce Lending Association
  • Advisory Board
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DCBA Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DCBA Real Estate Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Pro-Bono Service Award
  • DuPage Legal Aid Foundation
  • 2020
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

  • DCBA Brief
  • Letter to the Editor
  • 2015
  • DCBA Brief
  • UCCJEA and the Interstate Child
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Concerns in Divorce Proceedings
  • Real Estate Concerns in Divorce Proceedings
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (23)
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I currently am in the midst two (2) divorce matters in which Mr. Hudzik is the opposing counsel. My respect for his legal acumen is superseded only by his professionalism both inside and outside of the courtroom. I would highly recommend Mr. Hudzik to anyone seeking to hire an attorney in a dissolution of marriage cause of action."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an attorney that treats his clients like they are people. He does not treat his clients as if they are walking wallets. His legal experience has grown greatly over the many years I have known him, and I highly recommend him to anybody who needs help with their family law problems."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"When we hired Mike many years ago, we knew he was a great fit. We pride ourselves on providing caring, compassionate, cost-effective legal services. Mike does that in spades. Our client love him and he is well-respected by lawyers and judges."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael works hard on behalf of his clients to achieve excellent results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike does great work for his clients. He knows how to resolve cases, is responsive and very diligent."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hudzik is extremely well organized and a skilled advocate for his clients. He is an excellent litigator, and an asset to the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael works with all his clients to reach the best resolution in their matters, whether it's negotiating an amicable resolution or taking a matter to trial. Michael is both a very skilled litigator and negotiator, and maintains a high level of professionalism throughout the process."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is an extremely professional and diligent attorney. He zealously represents his clients, and is not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary. He has successfully represented many clients in hearings for orders of protection, child support proceedings, and dissolution of marriage cases. I highly recommend Michael."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Naperville Family Lawyer Michael R Hudzik
Michael R Hudzik
Family Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
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