Brenda G. Friedman

brenda@kogutwilson.com

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Brenda Friedman represents individuals in all aspects of family and matrimonial law proceedings, including complex property division, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, contempt and post-decree modifications.

Brenda negotiates and drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements, reviews and assesses assets, liabilities, expenses and income for the purpose setting child support, maintenance and property division, and develops case strategies with clients in order to work towards favorable settlement negotiations.

Brenda works to ensure her clients are able to resolve their family law matters with the least possible emotional toll and to make them comfortable as they move onto to the next phase of their life.

Education

Brenda graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Brenda received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Michigan State University. She was in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, on the Dean’s List for five semesters and was a Michigan Merit Scholar.

Employment

Prior to joining Kogut & Wilson, Brenda worked as an attorney at two prominent family law firms in Chicago, where she counseled clients in all areas of family law.

During law school, Brenda was an intern at the Center for Disability and Elder Law. Following her graduation from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, she received a Loyola Public Interest Fellowship with that organization.

Awards

Since 2020, Brenda has been selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine.  This distinction is awarded to just 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years of age in Illinois.  Beginning in 2021, she was also recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company – a recognition which is awarded to top attorneys in the state under 40 years old or who have been practicing for less than 10 years. 

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