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Linda Sue Kagan

Appeals Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.4   7 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Linda

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Practice area
  1. Appeals
    Civil appeals in the Illinois appellate court, primarily in the family law area.

    43 years

Since 1980, Linda S. Kagan has practiced law in the following areas: appellate practice in state court; family law; immigration and naturalization law and real estate law.  Now, as a semi-retired lawyer, she handles civil appeals exclusively from her home office.  A sole practitioner, Ms. Kagan provides high quality legal services delivered with high ethical standards. She speaks and writes Spanish.  Please note that as of December 31, 2022, Ms. Kagan has fully retired from the practice of law and is no longer accepting new clients or cases.

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Linda S. Kagan, Attorney at Law
Home office
Northwest side
Chicago, IL, 60625


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Posted by Delfin | September 29, 2013
Linda helped me through my divorce and fought for me - highest possible recommendation!
Linda was instrumental in helping me maintain my rights while being divorced. She helped with the division of assets in a fair manner and her communication was superb. After thirty years in the business, she's solid.
Posted by Nancy | September 22, 2013
Extraordinary divorce attorney!
Linda was on top of the game when she represented me in my divorce. Initially, she listened to my story and found and copied for me the appropriate statutes relating to shared custody and maintenance. She knew how the courts were leaning on both issues. She took charge of the one meeting we had with both parties and both attorneys in a way that was most impressive. You would have thought that she called the meeting, but it was the opposing attorney. Linda outlined an agenda, and we all left the meeting with a list of things to do. She kept me on target in terms of what to fight for and what to let go of. I was very happy with the outcome, and very pleased with how Linda fought for me. Especially at the last moment in front of the judge where the opposing attorney tried to changed the signed marriage settlement agreement. Linda called the opposing attorney's bluff in a very successful way. She is anal, and believe me, you want this in your divorce attorney. She remembers details in a way that is almost uncanny. I have referred friends to her, and all are very happy with her services.
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Posted by Darrell | July 11, 2013
Your Legal Advocate and Trusted Counsel
Linda was adept at handling my marital settlement agreement process, despite life events that continually changed the scope of marital vs. non-marital assets. I would hire her again, and she has my highest recommendation.
Posted by Michael | October 15, 2012
Did a great job with my real estate purchase
It was my first time purchasing real estate, and it turned out to be a rather complicated transaction. I was lucky to have Linda to represent me and when needed, to take charge of the whole situation and make sure that buyer, seller, seller's attorney, two agents, insurance broker, mortgage broker and accountant were all on the same page. She was attentive to detail, very responsive and responsible. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 11, 2012
Linda Kagan is a superlative attorney
Ms Kagan represented me on an appeal case that followed a very protracted, complicated child support case where the judge had found in my favor. From the very first meeting, I knew that Ms Kagan had an eye for detail, knew her statutes, was fluent in legal library research and, so important to me, had the will of a terrier. I knew she'd fight on behalf of my child and her rights and that she'd be a formidable adversary to the other party's attorney. She was brilliant in the courtroom. A champion.
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Posted by Delfin | October 4, 2012
30 years of experience - highest possible recommendation
Linda helped me during my divorce - even though it was reasonably amicable I needed someone to make sure my rights were not being violated. Her philosophy was to do this in the quickest and least expensive way. She was assertive when she needed to, and did not the other lawyer get away with any nonsense. Bottom line - she helped make my divorce easier.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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"Child advocate"
Linda Kagan was appointed as a child advocate to my custody case. She went six months without ever meeting my child and only did so because the judge court ordered it. When she did meet with my daughter she didn't discuss anything of any relevance with her. Instead she sat in silence for an hour while my child colored. Ms. Kagan has done her math incorrectly on my bill on numerous occasions and over charged me and my ex. The only person that Linda advocated for was herself. Her incompetence is the only thing my ex and I have been able to agree on during our entire court proceeding.
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A., magna cum laude
  • 1975


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Appellate Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • 1983 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1980 - Present
  • Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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  • Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter
  • Is it a claim or a new action?
  • 2008
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Family Law Appeals-co-author with Errol Zavett
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • New Members Division speaker, AILA Chicago Chapter
  • Consequences of Separation and Divorce for Immigrants in Illinois
  • 2011
  • Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice, Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Setting the Stage: Perfecting the Appeal; the Record on Appeal; Motion Practice
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Linda
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Linda is a zealous and caring advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Linda is an incredible attorney. I have seen first hand the preparation and care for her clients in the emotionally charged area of family law. She is prompt in her response time and always makes time to answer the questions her clients may pose to her. I have the utmost confidence in her work and have seen how personable she can be as well."

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Chicago Appeals Lawyer Linda Sue Kagan
Linda Sue Kagan
Appeals Attorney
Chicago, IL