Perspective matters in family law. Clients going through a divorce or custody battle are under immense stress. Attorneys in this field need to be empathetic and must work tirelessly to protect their clients' best interests.
This is where Bryan Wilson, a family law attorney with Kogut & Wilson, shines.
Wilson’s dedication to his clients has made him a standout in a market with many family law options. He is known for his level-headed and personal approach and his goal to ensure clients feel empowered to make the decisions that will best position them for the future.
"As a father and a dedicated family law attorney, Bryan always brings perspective to his cases that enables him to be a strong advocate for his clients and remain conscious of his clients' concerns," said Chicago attorney Richard Gordon.
Gordon points to one example of this dedication: Wilson represented a loyal client for nine years. The children of the client were being neglected by one parent and their safety was in jeopardy. After the case went to trial, strict requirements were established and enforced by Wilson. He also earned a significant judgment in favor of his client for past-due child support, child-related expenses and attorney fees.
Rick Murphy, an attorney with Costello McMahon Gilbreth and Murphy, said Wilson has held a client-first attitude since the earliest days of his legal career.
"Bryan relates to his clients because, as a dad of two young children, he knows how personal the business of family law is," Murphy said. "He brings empathy and a relatable approach to each of his client engagements. I think this is the most important part about what Bryan offers to his clients. He’s relatable. He is their strongest advocate and works to get the best results, all while putting their interests first."
While a professor at UIC John Marshall Law School, Wilson created a curriculum focused on teaching students how to deal with domestic violence throughout a case.
"I am consistently impressed by Bryan’s ability to cut through to the essence of any given issue and not get bogged down in unnecessary minutia," said an Associate Judge, in Cook County's Domestic Relations Division said. "He effectively minimizes drama that can often arise in family law cases and ensures that there is a cordial environment by deescalating situations before they become heated. I am also impressed with his amicable and professional rapport with opposing counsel. It is clear they respect him and his efforts to reach fair agreements, however possible."
Wilson’s commitment to the profession extends beyond his clients, as he also serves on the Illinois State Bar Association Legislative Committee which works with the Illinois General Assembly to ensure legislation is in the best interest of Illinois residents. He is actively involved in his children’s Chicago Public School fundraising board and was a founding member of the Associate Board of the Legal Aid Society, the legal arm of Metropolitan Family Services where he served as the chair of that society's pro-bono committee.