Accomplished Family Law Attorneys In Chicago


Molly E. Caesar

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Same Sex Family Law
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Assisted Preproduction - Embryo Agreements/Disputes
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
American Institute of Trial Lawyers | Litigator of the Year | 2022

Overview And Experience

Molly E. Caesar draws upon her vast litigation and transactional experience to deliver her clients unsurpassed legal representation. Her genuine and unwavering commitment to her clients continues to be nationally recognized from groups such as "The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys," "Super Lawyers," "The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys," and "Who's Who in America."

Concentrating in the area of domestic relations/family law, Molly co-founded Caesar & Bender, LLP with Michael Ian Bender, who had served as a Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Domestic Relations Judge. Together they provide clients personalized, highly skilled representation. Caesar & Bender, LLP has been recognized as one of the 10 best law firms in Illinois for exceptional and outstanding client service, as well as listed in "U.S. News & World Report," as among the best law firms in Illinois.

Highly respected as a leader both in and out of her field, Molly attributes her success to hard work, dedication, and her passion to help clients achieve the best possible outcome. She exclusively concentrates in the area of family law including, but not limited to, prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody/parentage, visitation/parenting time, fertility/embryo litigation and agreements, child support, alimony/maintenance, and orders of protection.

In addition to her practice, Molly also serves as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, DePaul University College of Law, and she is a member of DePaul's Family Law Advisory Board. She graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University College of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was also the recipient of multiple CALI Awards for Excellence and was a member of the DePaul Law Review.

Molly provides compassionate and personalized attention to every client, understanding that they are often going through a difficult and emotional time. Molly's undergraduate degree in psychology and social work has well prepared her for the emotional complexities of working with clients in family law proceedings. Her attention to detail and zealous advocacy allows her to help her clients achieve their goals, whether in the courtroom or through settlement. Throughout the course of her career, Molly has been involved in complex family law matters at the trial, appellate and supreme court levels.


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif National Honor Society, Member

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 – 2024
  • Leading Lawyers, 2021 – 2023
  • Elite Lawyer, 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40 – National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2020
  • Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyers, 2020
  • Who’s Who in America, 2020
  • Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers, 2020
  • Who’s Who Distinguished Humanitarian Award, 2020
  • Best Law Firms in Illinois, 2020 – 2021
  • 10 Best Illinois Family Law Firms, 2020
  • WCGO Radio interview – Preparing for Divorce During COVID-19, 2020
  • – Featured Article – Divorce Preparation Check List, 2020
  • WGN Radio interview – Preparing for Divorce, 2020
  • Ten Best Illinois Law Firms, 2019 – 2020
  • Ranked Among US News & World Report Best Law Firms, 2019 – 2023
  • “10 Best Under 40” – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019 – 2020

Classes & Seminars

  • DePaul University College of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Family Law Webcast Series 2013 – Child Support Enforcement
  • IICLE Family Law Webcast Series 2015 – §513 Educational Expenses
  • IICLE Family Law Webcast Series 2016 – Trial Evidence for Family Law
  • North Suburban Bar Association - IMDMA Trailer Bill – November 2016
  • IICLE Family Law Webcast Series 2017 – Jurisdiction

Professional Associations

  • DePaul University College of Law, Family Law Center Advisory Board Member
  • North Suburban Bar Association, President, 2016 - 2017
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, June 2014 – May 2015
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Domestic Relations Committee, 2016 - 2017