Law Office of Russell Knight
Russell Knight is a lawyer based in the Chicago area with ten years of experience.
He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, but his family moved to the Hawaii in 1991. In 2000, Russell Knight left Hawaii to attend Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Computers Systems.
After two years working as a computer programmer for a Fortune 50 company, Russell Knight decided that he’d rather work with people than machines, and enrolled in the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana, Illinois.
Upon graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2006, Russell Knight began working for a small general practice law firm in Chicago, Illinois. The majority of the clientele at this law firm were Spanish speaking; Russell spent his free time during this period learning Spanish.
In 2009, Russell resigned from the small law firm and moved to Mexico to perfect his spoken Spanish. A few months later, Russell Knight returned to Chicago, Illinois to open up The Law Office of Russell D. Knight, offering services in Spanish and English.
While Russell Knight always focused on family law, The Law Offices of Russell D. Knight began exclusively practicing family law in 2013. Russell Knight still, however, uses a great deal of his general knowledge of Criminal, Immigration and Bankruptcy Law in his Family Law practice.
Russell Knight has been working with attorney Rahul Iyer since 2015. A partnership or an associate position is too restrictive for either Russell or Rahul. Therefore, they co-counsel almost all their cases together while sharing in expenses. Russell and Rahul are both originally from Canada and enjoy each other’s dry Canadian humor (or as we spell it, “humour”).
Russell Knight enjoys learning new languages, running, and cooking in his spare time. He is fluent in Spanish and French.
Areas of Law and Practice
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|Family Law||Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Abduction, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Orphans Court Practice, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptons, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights|
Lawyer | Neil Kauffman and Associates
2007 - 2009
Lawyer | The Law Office of Russell Knight
2009 - 2018
Full service family law office specializing in divorce, child support, and other family law matters.
Computer Science | Bradley University
1996 - 2000
Juris Doctorate, Law | University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
2003 - 2006
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Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
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