Making A Difference For Dads

Our Chicago based law firm has a demonstrated record of success on behalf of fathers in custody disputes arising in divorce and paternity cases, in related matters such as domestic violence protection orders, and in post-decree matters such as child abduction, parent relocation and modification of child support orders.

Michael W. Ochoa




The Consumer Business Review selected Michael W. Ochoa as a leading family law and trial attorney for the new millennium. He treats each of his clients as individuals with unique needs, and he has dedicated himself to the humanitarian aspect of the legal community.

Mr. Ochoa has extensive trial and litigation experience and has successfully litigated and settled many cases involving complex financial, child custody and removal issues. Ochoa earned the Top Litigator Award in 2008 and the Best International Custody Award in 2010.

Mr. Ochoa graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University with a B. A. in business. He then attended Emory University in Georgia and earned his Juris Doctor. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has represented fathers pro hac vice in Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, California, Kansas, Missouri, Florida and Minnesota.

Michael is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business school honors society.

His highly successful trials and settlements are testaments to his inexhaustible energy when seeking justice for his clients throughout the United States.


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Business

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • High Net Worth Divorce


  • Top Litigator Award
  • Best International Custody Award
  • Abraham Lincoln Circle of Excellence winner

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Beta Gamma Sigma