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Published on June 28th, 2011

Chicago Matrimonial Attorney Jeffery M. Leving Honored by the ManKind Project – Leving Receives “Distinguished Alumnist” Award

Chicago, IL – June 23, 2011 – Attorney Jeffery M. Leving will be receiving the “Distinguished Alumnist” award from ManKind Project Chicago (MKP) on June 26, 2011. The award will be presented at the annual Way of the Warrior (WOW) Dinner & Awards for “Mission of Service.” MKP is a service-based group who honors men dedicated to improving the lives of others. Mr. Leving will be receiving this award in recognition of all of his hard work and success promoting and defending the rights of fathers.

“I am thankful to everyone at ManKind Project for such an amazing honor. It goes to show all ManKind leaders in the future that if you work hard for what you believe in, you can change the world like each one of ManKind’s leaders do today,” commented Leving.

Named one of “America’s Best Lawyers” by Forbes Radio, Jeffery M. Leving is the author of two ground-breaking books, Fathers’ Rights and Divorce Wars.

Jeffery M. Leving received his Juris Doctor from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law in 1979. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Leving has lectured locally and nationally on family law issues. His firm concentrates in Matrimonial and Family Law where he leads a team of highly skilled and litigators. Mr. Leving received the Recognition and Commendation Award for Meritorious Service to the Public and Legal Community from the Illinois State Bar Association and the coveted “Protection of the Family” award from the Illinois State Crime Commission. In 2006, Mayor Daley and Members of the Chicago City Council honored Jeffery M. Leving for his tireless campaign to defend men’s rights by enacting a city ordinance declaring the Southeast corner of Madison and LaSalle Streets near the Daley Center Courthouse in Downtown Chicago: “HONORARY JEFFERY M. LEVING WAY”.

Mr. Leving holds the governor appointed position as Chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood and is also the President Emeritus of the Fatherhood Educational Institute. In August 2009, Mr. Leving was selected by the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships as an expert resource to join senior White House staff and other community leaders at the first White House Community Roundtable and Town Hall Meeting on Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families in Chicago.