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Morgan Given is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to families throughout the Chicagoland area. Her mission as an attorney is to help clients successfully navigate the tremendous emotional as well as legal difficulties associated with divorce, custody, visitation, removal, maintenance, orders of protection and other family law matters. Ms. Given works tirelessly to achieve the best results for her clients, and believes that a good attorney truly understands and appreciates her client’s individual needs. While always willing to negotiate a fair settlement if it is possible, she also has the knowledge, experience and dedication to take any matter to trial.
Ms. Given has represented clients throughout every stage of the divorce process and is known for her compassionate and detailed approach to family law. Ms. Given is well aware of the unique psychological and emotional stresses family law issues can produce. She also recognizes the importance of not only serving as a lawyer but also as a counselor to her clients. Clients come to Ms. Given during some of the most difficult times of their lives, and Ms. Given understands how to help them through these challenges by being responsive and fully explaining the legal process from the beginning of each case.
Ms. Given is very aware of the high costs of going through the court system and is always looking for ways to save her clients money while offering the highest quality of service. As her many client reviews can attest, she puts her clients' needs first and foremost.
Ms. Given is a certified mediator and is passionate about helping clients resolve disputes via mediation when appropriate. Many clients are not aware of mediation as an option. Through mediation, Ms. Given serves as a neutral third party to help clients resolve their issues together. This saves clients an enmormous amount of money and time and also allows them to generate a customized settlement agreement uniquely tailored to their specific family needs.
A particular area of family law where Ms. Given flourishes is with cases involving children. Ms. Given is keenly aware of how important it is to protect and shield children from the ugly side of divorce. Far too often, one parent will attempt to use the children as pawns between themselves. Fortunately, Ms. Given has the dedication and experience to handle such situations.
Ms. Given has been exclusively practicing in the area of family law since graduating law school. She began her career in Washington, DC, representing and advocating for victims of domestic abuse as a law fellow at the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. In the DC courts, Ms. Given’s clients found her confidence and expertise reassuring as she helped them obtain orders of protection and favorable divorce and custody judgments. Ms. Given returned to Chicago in 2014 to work with the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, where she provided legal services to under-represented men and women going through difficult contested divorces. Ms. Given joined the Taradash Group in December 2014, inspired by Mr. Taradash’s personalized approach to family law, and his deep commitment to his clients.
Ms. Given is a member of the Illinois Bar. She received her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School. In law school, she was recognized as a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and was also a recipient of the George Washington Presidential Merit Scholarship and Dean’s Pro Bono Service Award. Ms. Given graduated from DePaul University magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and English.
Ms. Given is originally from Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago, and now lives in Oak Park with her husband and young daughter. Ms. Given serves clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, and Lake areas.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2014||10/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Illinois||American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2017|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2016|
|Dean's Certificate of Pro Bono Recognition||George Washington University||2013|
|Thurgood Marshall Award||George Washington University||2011|
|Partner||The Taradash Group, P,.C.||2020 - Present|
|Law Fellow||Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services||2014 - 2014|
|Associate||The Taradash Group, P.C.||2014 - 2020|
|Project Attorney||American Bar Association||2013 - 2014|
|Legal Intern||Legal Services of Northern Virginia||2013 - 2013|
|Law Fellow||DC Volunteer Lawyers Project||2013 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities||2012 - 2012|
|Health Insurance Counselor||GW Health Insurance Counseling Project||2012 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Midwest Access Coalition||Member||2017 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2016 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|George Washington Alumni Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|WP Diamonds||Engagement Ring Laws||2017|
|George Washington University||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|DePaul University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2010|
|DePaul University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2010|
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