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Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Part-time Faculty A-M

Joseph T. Monahan

Title/s: Partner and Co-founder, Monahan Law Group, LLC

Specialty Area: ChildLaw (Online), Health Law

E-mail: JTMLawyer@aol.com

External Webpage: http://www.monahanlawllc.com/


Joseph T. Monahan is the co-founder of the Chicago law firm of Monahan Law Group. A certified social worker, he served as Director of a child welfare agency before becoming a lawyer. After receiving his law degree, he was an attorney with the Legal Advocacy Service of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission. He served as the court-appointed "next friend" for over 20,000 wards in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in a federal class action lawsuit, and he has represented hundreds of clients in adult guardianship proceedings. He has lectured extensively on the legal issues concerning guardianship and mental health. 


BA, University of Illinois, 1977
MA, University of Illinois, 1978
JD, DePaul University, 1984

Courses Taught

Mental Health Law


Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7120

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