J. Andrew Brabender

J. Andrew Brabender

Brabender & Chiang
  • Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury
  • Illinois
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J. Andrew Brabender is one of the founders of Brabender & Chiang LLC. He focuses his practice on tenants' rights, litigation and personal injury.

When he isn't working with his clients, Andrew assists Chicago Volunteer Legal Services with their minor guardianship program and provides free legal advice to low-income seniors through the West Cook County Pro-Bono Network.

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Brabender & Chiang
- Current
Andrew founded Brabender and Chiang to assist businesses and individuals with tenants' rights, personal injury, and litigation matters.
Adjunct Professor
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Andrew taught second-year law students transactional legal writing skills.
Attorney/Law Clerk
The Cochran Firm
For over 5 years Andrew assisted clients of the Cochran firm with their personal injury and wrongful death matters. His clients recovered millions of dollars for their injuries or the loss of their loved ones.
Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif, Highest Honors, Top 5%
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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
B.S. | Criminal Justice
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List, Top 1% of class
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Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Asian American Bar Association
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Associate Board of the Legal Aid Society - Metropolitan Family Services
Development Committee Chair
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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Guardianship Volunteer
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West Cook County Pro Bono Network
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Can a Bank prepare and record an assignment of mortgage on a second loan after seven years from the original date
A: Generally debt and mortgages can be assigned. This is very common.
Q. I want to collect payment for loan made to daughter's former boyfriend and for repair of windshield he broke
A: You would likely have to sue him in small claims court. This may or may not be worth it depending on the amount at issue.
Q. Am I legally responsible for a dog bite that occurred when the landlord had electricians come in to do work?
A: Under the Animal Control Act dog owners are almost always legally responsible for dog bites so long as the dog was not provoked and the victim had a legal right to be where the incident occurred. Renters' and homeowners' insurance usually covers dog bites (though breed restrictions do exist). If you have insurance, report it to your carrier. If you do not have insurance and the victim has threatened to sue, contact an attorney.
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Contact & Map
Brabender Law LLC
140 S. Dearborn Ste. 1510
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: (312) 566-8456