Who We Are

Casey Family Law

We founded Casey Family Law with core values to avoid negative traumatic experiences for divorces and other family law matters. We promise to be: Responsive, Strategic, Efficient, and Compassionate.

Too frequently, the divorce process resembles a long hospital stay: endless waiting, unknown next steps, infrequent/sporadic interactions with those in charge, and always ending with an expensive bill.

Likewise, most divorces seem to shuffle from one hearing to another. Many attorneys fail to lay out next steps or an overall strategic direction. Law firms can be unresponsive and noncommunicative until a critical moment arises. And of course, fees can approach that of a major hospital stay. A divorce does not have to be like this.

Our team

Sarah D. Casey

Principal Attorney

Prior to forming Casey Family Law in 2022, Sarah exclusively practiced family law at several prominent firms in Chicago.  In recognition of Sarah’s abilities, she was named to the Super Lawyers list as Illinois’ “Rising Stars” in the area of Family Law in 2021, 2022 and 2023. This peer-nominated honor is bestowed on only a small fraction of the attorneys in the state.

As an example of her experience and skill set, in 2019 Sarah argued before the Illinois Supreme Court which is rare for a divorce attorney.  In Charles D. Yakich v. Rosemary A. Aulds, she defended the DuPage Circuit Court decision that Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it denies unmarried parents equal protection of law by requiring them to contribute to their children’s higher education expenses when married parents are not required to do the same.  

Sarah received her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was named to the Dean’s List each semester and was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in “Legal Writing II,” “Trial Advocacy I,” Trial Advocacy II,” and “Elder Law,” three prestigious accolades that only select few receive. During law school, Sarah was a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant and a law clerk at a family law firm in Chicago.

Prior to practicing law, Sarah earned her Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Children and Families from Loyola University Chicago.  She also graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.

Sarah is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. 


Bradford L. Bennett

Of Counsel

Brad is recognized in the legal community for not only his extensive knowledge of the law, but his superb writing ability and thorough cross-examination skills in the courtroom. He has been acknowledged and praised for his vigorous representation of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, from high net-worth individuals to volunteering his time with pro se litigants.

Brad graduated with honors from Indiana University-Bloomington, obtaining duel Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, while gaining valuable experience as a law clerk for the Monroe County (IN) Public Defender’s Office. Brad then attended Golden Gate University (CA) School of Law, and while obtaining his law degree, worked as a law clerk in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. He also served as the editor of the International Law Review and also helped edit and research the California Real Estate Forms Second Edition (Thomson West 2006). After law school, Brad joined and was soon made a partner of a prestigious family law firm in the western suburbs of Chicago where he remained for seven years and honed his family law prowess by bringing hundreds of cases to successful resolution through negotiation, the pre-trial process and multi-day evidentiary trials.

​While practicing full-time, Brad continued his educational pursuits at night by earning his Master of Law (LL.M) degree in Family Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in “Advanced Legal Writing” as well as “Children and Divorce,” two prestigious accolades that only select few receive.

In recognition of Brad’s skill set, he was named to the Super Lawyers list as Illinois’ “Rising Stars” in the area of Family Law for the years 2010-2012, 2015-2021 as well as a Super Lawyer in 2022. This peer-nominated honor is bestowed on only a small fraction of the attorneys in the state.

In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Brad was also named an “Emerging Lawyer” by Illinois Leading Lawyers and a Top 100 Matrimonial & Family Lawyer by The National Advocates. In 2009, Brad received the Pro Bono Service Award from the DuPage County Bar Association.


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