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Michael C. Craven is an experienced divorce lawyer and CPA and is a partner at the law firm of Harrison & Held, LLC.  He combines his passion, compassion and advocacy to obtain winning results in and out of the courtroom. He has been recognized as one of the best family lawyers in the state as an Illinois Super Lawyer and Illinois Leading Lawyer. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  Mr. Craven has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America© in the practice area of Family Law. 
The divorce process can be stressful and confusing especially when children and assets are involved.  If you are looking for the best attorney for you, consider hiring Michael Craven.  Attorney Craven has the rare skillset of being aggressive when needed, providing well thought-out strategies and offering years of experience to make this difficult time as stress-free as possible.

He is approved to serve as a mediator in divorce cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois, Domestic Relations Division for both child-related and financial disputes. In Cook County, divorce and other family law cases are handled by the judges of the Domestic Relations Division.

An attorney since 1984, Michael C. Craven has extensive experience in negotiating and litigating complex matrimonial financial issues. In addition to a traditional practice in divorce law, Mr. Craven has training and experience in collaborative law and mediation. He has offices in Highland Park, Illiniois and in downtown Chicago.


Mr. Craven’s commitment to the law profession has led him to be recognized by the media as an expert in divorce advice and child custody. He frequently speaks on family law issues and has appeared on television and radio, and has been quoted and has two bylines in The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and has been featured in The Daily Herald and The Glenview Suntimes. As one of the best child support lawyers in Chicago and Highland Park, Mr. Craven also regularly speaks on family law issues for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the North Suburban Bar Association.


He is a 1979 graduate of Northern Illinois University with degrees in accounting, finance, and economics, Mr. Craven has also passed the Certified Public Accountant Examination and has worked as a CPA in public accounting. In 1981, he entered The John Marshall Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.). While practicing as an attorney, Mr. Craven entered the night post-graduate law program at The John Marshall Law School and received a L.L.M. in taxation in 1989.





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