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Laude Hartrum IV


Laude’s approach to family law is both comprehensive and client-centered. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2017 and DePaul University College of Law in 2020, Laude was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2021.

During law school, Laude worked as a law clerk at several family law firms and the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. Additionally, Laude served as a judicial law clerk at the Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Violence Division. Before joining the firm, Laude was an associate attorney at a small family law firm in Chicago where he worked on numerous family law matters involving complex financial issues and contentious custody disputes.

Laude understands the emotional toll that family law cases can take on clients and the importance of the case’s outcome to their family’s future. As such, Laude takes his responsibility seriously to advocate for the best interests of his clients with tact and civility. Laude focuses on resolving immediate issues efficiently and effectively while also protecting his client’s present and future interests.

Laude is currently a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, and the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Laude lives in Chicago and, when he is not practicing law, enjoys spending time with family, sailing, or anything else related to the outdoors or water.


  • University of Michigan, BA 
  • DePaul University College of Law, JD

Bar Association Affiliations

  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


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