Our October Author Spotlight focuses on Joshua T. Friedman, a partner of the DAVIS | FRIEDMAN law firm in Chicago. Friedman focuses his practice on complex family law matters involving high net-worth maintenance and child support issues, as well as the valuation and division of assets and complex compensation structures. He also negotiates and drafts pre-marital, post-nuptial, and marital settlement agreements.
Friedman’s volunteer work with IICLE began back in 2006 with his initial participation on the update of the “maintenance” chapter in the IICLE publication ILLINOIS FAMILY LAW: PROPERTY AND FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF DISSOLUTION ACTIONS. Since that time, Friedman has spoken at a number of IICLE seminars addressing family law issues in Illinois. Most recently, Friedman, along with coauthor Doris S. McMorrow, submitted a substantial re-write of the maintenance chapter that not only highlighted the major changes in the law that took effect in 2016, but also provided a comprehensive examination of how those changes have impacted years of Illinois case law.
Friedman says the Institute has provided him with critical resources over the years that have enhanced his professional growth, both in terms of his understanding of the law and the ways to apply that understanding for the benefit of his clients.
Friedman graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1991 and was admitted to practice in the Illinois State and Federal District Court in the same year. He practiced labor and employment law with the firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd before joining DAVIS | FRIEDMAN over 25 years ago. Since that time, he has practiced exclusively in the area of family law primarily in Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties. Friedman also has been chosen by his peers as a Leading Lawyer and Super Lawyer in family law in the State of Illinois.