Mitchell B. Gordon

Bradford & Gordon LLC, Chicago

Mitchell B. Gordon

Gordon is a Founding Partner of Bradford & Gordon, LLC, where he works closely with clients to find reasonable and practical solutions. In addition to his litigation experience, he has expertise conducting settlement conferences and drafting marital settlement agreements, parenting agreements, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. He is a skilled appellate advocate, having litigated numerous family law cases at the appellate court level.

Gordon has been a significant contributor to IICLE® handbooks and seminars. Since 2012, he has authored IICLE®’s PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS, providing practical instruction on negotiating the best terms for clients and navigating the implications of estate planning and tax law, as well as ethical considerations. In addition, he has authored chapters in several of IICLE®‘s FAMILY LAW publications.

Gordon has also presented numerous times for IICLE® on a wide range of family law topics, including child support, the use of social media in litigation, parental alienation, contribution to college education, the determination of income in divorce, removing children from the State of Illinois, bankruptcy and divorce, dissipation of assets, child support enforcement, ethics, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, same-sex marriage, and nontraditional visitation arrangements. In 2011, he was honored with IICLE®’s inaugural Rising Star Award, presented as a result of his commitment to enhancing the legal profession throughout the state.

In 2009, Gordon was named as one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch by Chicago Lawyer Magazine based on the recommendations of judges and other colleagues. Additionally, he was distinguished as a Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers in 2020.

Gordon has been recognized for more than 15 consecutive years by Illinois Super Lawyersmagazine as one of the Top Lawyers in Illinois. He also has been named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company every year from 2015 – 2023. He earned this distinction by being among those lawyers most often recommended by their peers.

Gordon has received numerous awards specifically for his dedication to his clients. He has been distinguished as one of the Ten Best Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, beginning in 2008 and every year since.

For many years, Gordon cohosted a popular local television show, “Let’s Talk Justice!,” on Chicago’s CAN-TV Network, on which he discussed legal topics of public concern while answering live telephone calls. He also has been quoted as a legal expert in Money Magazine, Fast Company, VICE News, and Good Morning America, among others, and has appeared as a legal commentator on NBC, FOX Chicago, and other local, national, and international news networks.

Gordon earned his JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and his BA from the University of Iowa.