Joeseph T. Monahan, MSW, ACSW, JD

About Joseph T. Monahan

Joseph T. Monahan (Joe) is founder of the Chicago law firm, Monahan Law Group, LLC. Trained as a social worker before going to law school, Joe has been an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for decades. He first joined NASW in 1976, served as a Trustee of the Legal Defense Fund, the National Board and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Risk Retention Group.

Over the past three decades as an attorney, Joe and the firm have been involved in ground breaking legal issues impacting social workers and their clients. Joe successfully argued a case in the Illinois Supreme Court concerning the confidentiality of records in domestic relations proceedings, was lead trial counsel on the first same-sex adoption case in Illinois and also was the plaintiff in the largest lawsuit ever brought against DCFS.