Leading Lawyer Father Practicing with Daughter

David and Melissa.jpgWhen Grund & Leavitt, P.C. partner Melissa A. Grund started walking into courtrooms alongside her father, there were judges who were surprised and delighted by the pairing, she recalls.

It wasn’t that the judges were unaccustomed to multiple generations practicing together. David I. Grund is the founding partner of the firm, which handles high-end family law cases in Illinois and throughout the nation. 

What surprised the judges was that the Grunds aren’t father and son, but father and daughter.

“The son will grow up and join the family business or the law firm or whatever it is,” Melissa Grund recalls. “I think you very rarely hear of a daughter joining her father, whether it be in business or law or medicine. That’s more unusual.”

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