James T. Haddon

Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux, LLC
180 North LaSalle Street
37th Floor
Chicago IL 60601
T: 312.863.2800
F: 312.863.2801

[email protected]

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James Haddon has for more than 47 years focused his practice on family law, although he is also experienced in such areas as personal injury, probate, and business and real estate transactions. As a family lawyer Jimmy assists his clients with their concerns in child support and adoption matters, parentage and paternity disputes, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. He has handled numerous divorces and marital dissolutions. His experience and perspective have permitted him to resolve difficult divorce cases quickly and fairly with a minimal amount of acrimony or hostility.

Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1979, Jimmy has since served on various committees as well as on the Board of Managers for the Illinois State chapter. He has been named by his professional peers as a member of the Illinois Leading Lawyers Network and as an Illinois SuperLawyer (since 2006). He has also received several awards for legal services including the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Award for his pro bono work in family law.

Professional Recognition

Civic and Pro Bono

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Award for pro bono work in family law

Publications and Presentations


  • Northwestern University, J.D., 1965
  • University of Illinois, B.A.


  • Illinois