When Complex Divorce And Family Law Matters Must Be Handled Right, People Turn To Us

When Complex Divorce And Family Law Matters Simply Must Be Handled Right, People Turn To Us

Michael R. Taege

Attorney Michael R. Taege

Michael R. Taege

Principal Partner

Michael Taege, the Principal Partner of Taege Law Offices, exemplifies the traits of an effective leader and a brilliant legal tactician. As the cornerstone of the firm, he demonstrates calculated and strategic decision-making that informs his entire approach to litigation. His persevering spirit and tenacious pursuit of justice are the foundation of his esteemed reputation in the Chicago legal community.

Adept at negotiation, Michael leverages his keen analytical skills to advocate effectively on behalf of his clients. His extensive litigation experience, coupled with a results-driven approach, ensures each client is equipped with a robust, tailored strategy designed to secure favorable outcomes. His steely resolve and unwavering commitment become palpable in the courtroom, where he showcases his skill as a proven litigator.

The success of Taege Law Offices is testament to Michael's leadership capabilities. Since establishing the firm, he has transformed it into one of Chicago's premier family law boutiques. This impressive achievement demonstrates not just his profound legal acumen, but also his capacity to motivate and inspire a team of equally dedicated professionals.

Michael's prowess in complex litigation arises from a foundation of invaluable experience. Early in his career, he had the privilege of learning under one of Chicago's top trial litigators, absorbing crucial insights and honing his skills to an exceptional level. This substantial and comprehensive trial experience now informs his approach to every case he takes on.

Yet, at the heart of Michael's practice is an unwavering commitment to providing quality representation to his clients. He is cognizant of the emotional and personal complexities inherent to family law and is dedicated to ensuring each client feels seen, heard, and supported. His aim is to mitigate stress for clients during these challenging times, providing them with peace of mind and confidence in their legal strategy.

Michael Taege's reputation as a preeminent family law attorney does not rest solely on his extensive legal capabilities. It is the confluence of his leadership, perseverance, and relentless pursuit of excellence that sets him apart. His strategic mind, coupled with his unyielding determination, has crafted a law firm that champions client success, ensuring Taege Law Offices stands as a beacon of quality and dedication in the realm of family law.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court honors program
    • Honors: Member, Restorative Justice Program
    • Honors: John Marshall Law Review Board Member
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Published Works

  • Playing All the Wrong Cards: Asserting Privacy Rights to User Information Submitted to Social Networks (2012)
  • All Bark and No Bite: Analyzing the Role of “Drew’s Law” in the Murder Conviction of Drew Peterson (2012)

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody & Parenting Time
  • Fathers' Rights
  • LGBTQ+ Family Law
  • High-Net Worth Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Business Division/Professionals
  • Debt Division
  • Parental Alienation
  • Spousal Maintenance