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Mark Douglas Brent

  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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Mark D. Brent is a native of Aurora. He graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Illinois in 1988, and the University of Illinois College Of Law in 1991. Mark spent several years doing major tort and insurance litigation with Williams and Montgomery in Chicago. He began his focus on Domestic Relations and Family Law in 1997 in Aurora. Mark is well-versed in all areas of family law, and family law is Mark's primary focus. Mark is an aggressive advocate for family law clients, handling all types of cases, with a focus on high-conflict issues, custody and removal of children to other states. Mark was a partner in the firm of Goldsmith, Thelin, Dickson and Brown until 2002, at which time he established The Law Office of Mark D. Brent. In order to expand our range of services and better serve our clients, Drendel and Jansons Law Group and The Law Office of Mark D. Brent merged on December 1, 2009.

Mark is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, Du Page County Bar Association, and Kendall County Bar Association. He has twice been the Chair of the Kane County Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Committee. He is a member of the Kane County Bar Association's Family Law Committee. He has been admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and has been granted temporary (pro hac vice) admission to practice in several states.

Mark has several publications to his credit. Among the publications is a book aimed at attorneys to which he contributed as a co-author: Strategies for Family Law in Illinois: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds) [Paperback] by Aspatore / West Publishing. Mark also published a practical, plain-language guide and introduction to the complicated issue of divorce in Illinois: Divorce Proceeding

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Education
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
J.D. (1991) | Law
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Activities: Moot Court Team
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (1988) | Rhetoric
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Awards
10 Best - Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorney
Leading Lawyer in the Area of Divorce / Family Law
Leading Lawyers
10 Best - Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Kane County Bar Association
Top 1% Award
National Association of Distinguish Counsel
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocates
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
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Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Divorce Proceedings in Illinois : What You Need to Know
Aspatore : West Publishing
Strategies for Family Law in Illinois: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds)
Asaptore / West Publishing
Speaking Engagements
Protective Orders and Marital Torts, National Business Institute, Naperville, IL
National Business Institute / Illinois CLE
Contact & Map
Batavia Office
111 Flinn
Batavia , IL 60510
USA
Telephone: (630) 406-5440
Aurora Office -
2000 W Galena Blvd
Suite 204
Aurora, IL 60506
USA
Telephone: (630) 897-5957