Robert Badesch received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1975. Badesch spent the first 10 years of his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender where he represented indigent defendants in trial courts, Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. Since 1985, Mr. Badesch has devoted his practice to family law, representing men, women and children in Chicago and the surrounding counties. In addition to his full time practice, Mr. Badesch was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Depaul University, teaching classes in Divorce Law, Legal Drafting, and Advanced Issues in Divorce. He also has extensive experience dealing with families with children with special needs.
Since the inception of the award, Mr. Badesch has been named as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois Family Law, an honor selected by his peers as one of the Top 5% of Illinois Divorce lawyers. He has also lectured to judges, his fellow attorneys and law students on issues involving divorce law, ethics, trial advocacy and civility.
Mr. Badesch is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and served on the Board of Governors of the Chicago Council of Lawyers. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Appleseed Fund for Justice. Mr. Badesch's all around trial experience makes him a highly skilled and strategic litigator and has well served his clients in cases involving property rights, support issues, paternity, prenuptial agreements, custody and visitation issues.