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Henry D. Kass

Henry D. Kass

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Henry D. Kass is a partner at MKFM Law, LLC, who focuses primarily in the areas of domestic relations and criminal law. He obtained his bachelor of arts from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa and also studied abroad at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain. Following his studies overseas, Henry attended the University of Iowa College of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate. Thereafter, he became employed as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted domestic violence and felony cases and was awarded a Special Commendation. Henry has tried dozens of cases before a jury and several hundreds more before the bench. In addition, Henry taught family law for five years at the College of DuPage. He has published articles in the DuPage County Bar Association Brief and the Illinois State Bar Association Newsletter, served both as the Vice Chair and Chair to the Child Advocacy Committee, and has been awarded the Pro Bono Service Award by the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation. Currently, Henry is licensed both in the State of Illinois and Iowa and practices primarily in the counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, and Will. He is a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, a Fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation, and served on the DuPage County Judicial Committee where he and a panel of select other attorneys interviewed judicial applicants. He has also served two terms as an elected Assembly Member to the Illinois State Bar Association where he voted on administrative policies as well as revisions to existing law to be considered by the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa State Bar, 2007
  • Illinois State Bar, 2001
  • Indiana State Bar, 2009 (Pro Hac Vice)

Education:

  • University of Iowa, College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Juris Doctorate, 2000
  • University of Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
    • Dean's List, 1997
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A., Language and Linguistics
    • Dean's List, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Illinois Guardianship Association, 2015-Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2005-Present
    • Sustaining Member, 2018
    • Judiciary Committee, 2011-2014
    • Child Advocacy Committee, Chair, 2007-2008
    • Child Advocacy Committee, Vice-Chair, 2006-2007
  • Kane County Bar Association, 2016-Present
  • Illinois Bar Foundation Fellow, 2011-Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2005-Present
    • Assembly Member, 2010-2016
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 2007-Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County Chapter), 2008-Present
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, 1998-2000

Published Works:

Honors and Awards:

  • Leading Lawyers, 2018
  • Avvo Rating 10.0, 2013-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2015-Present
  • Top Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago Magazine, 2015, 2017
  • Pro Bono Service Award, DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, 2013
  • DuPage County Bar Association Award in Recognition of Distinguished Leadership and Meritorious Service, presented by Thomas A. Else, President, DuPage County Bar Association, 2009
  • Commendation for Outstanding Service to the Citizens of DuPage County, Presented by the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, 2005

Speaking Engagements:

  • Civility and Professionalism, DuPage County Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee Meeting, Guest Speaker, 2012
  • Bi-Racial Issues in Custody Cases, DuPage County Bar Association, Guardian ad Litem Training Seminar, Guest Speaker, July 2009
  • Virtual Visitation and Internet Parenting, DuPage County Bar Association, Child Advocacy Committee Meeting, Guest Speaker and Moderator, March 2009
  • Domestic Violence and Family Court: The Role of the Assistant State's Attorney in Family Court, DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice Committee Meeting, Guest Speaker, 2003

Appellate Court Opinions:

Special Licenses and Certifications:

  • Guardian ad Litem for minor children in divorce and parentage cases, Domestic Relations Division, 2007 - Present
  • Guardian ad Litem for minor children in adoption cases and disabled adults in guardianship cases, Chancery Division, 2007 - Present
  • Qualified Mediator for divorce litigation, 2014

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Volunteer Activities:

  • DuPage County High School Mock Trial Competition, 2008
    • Mock Judge
  • Arlyn Minor Moot Court, Northwestern Law School, 2006
    • Mock Justice and Evaluator
  • San Sebastian, Spain
    • Assistant High School English Teacher, 1997
  • Lawyers Lending a Hand
    • Volunteer

Past Employment Positions:

  • Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, 2009-Present
    • Partner
  • College of DuPage, 2007-2011
    • Adjunct Instructor of Family Law
  • Haskin & Corrigan, P.C., 2005-2009
    • Associate Attorney
  • DuPage County States Attorney's Office, 2001-2005
    • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Johnson County Attorney's Office, 2000
    • Prosecuting Intern

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1737 South Naperville Road, Suite 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-549-0960
Evening and weekend hours by appointment.

We serve clients throughout Kane County, Illinois including St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, Elgin, Algonquin, Aurora, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Big Rock, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elburn, Hampshire, Huntley, Kaneville, Maple Park, Sleepy Hollow, Wayne, West Dundee as well as throughout DuPage County.

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