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Joseph T. Monahan

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

Specialty Area: ChildLaw (Online), Health Law

Email: jmonahan@luc.edu

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


Joseph T. Monahan is the founder of the Monahan Law Group, LLC, in Chicago. He is well known for his work in mental health, guardianship, probate law, and health care law. He received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Mr. Monahan is a member of the Chicago, Illinois, and American Bar Associations; National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; National Association of Counsel for Children; and National Association of Social Workers. He served on the National Board of the NASW for three years and currently serves as President of NASW’s Risk Retention Group. Mr. Monahan has successfully litigated placement issues and cases alleging abuse or neglect on behalf of adults and children; cases on behalf of juveniles in disputes with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; and special education matters in the public schools. He litigated the first same sex adoption case in Illinois and has argued cases in the Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court. The firm provides legal representation and advocacy to over 70 hospitals located throughout Illinois, numerous outpatient mental health clinics and child welfare agencies, and has represented social workers, counselors and psychologists at the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.


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

Courses Taught

Mental Health Law