CHICAGO, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Chicago matrimonial attorney James Hagler, of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., has been selected as a 2013 Best Lawyer in Family Law by The Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious law directory, which, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, runs one of the most competitive and highly regarded lawyer and law firm rankings in the United States. Attorneys must be nominated by numerous peers and subjected to a rigorous screening process that includes client surveys and professional service assessments in order to be selected. Nationwide, less than five percent of all attorneys in all fields ever achieve this honor. The listings appear in top U.S. publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune.James Hagler has been recognized on numerous occasions for his achievements in family law. In 2004, he received the Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for his work on parental kidnappings that violated the Hague Convention. In 2009, he was invited by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Initiatives to be an expert resource at the First Annual White House Town Hall Meeting on Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families in Chicago. Hagler was also awarded a "Life Saver" award for recovering a kidnapped child who had suffered horrific abuse. A skillful child custody lawyer who has done extensive work in fathers' rights and who has recovered abducted children from Poland, Argentina, and Mexico, Hagler served as a Sergeant First Class in a combat unit of the Illinois National Guard and takes special pride in helping military fathers overcome challenges related to child custody, child support and divorce. Hagler has been a litigator with The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., for many years. One of the most respected family law firms in the United States, The Leving Firm has worked on numerous high-profile child custody, divorce, and paternity cases for a host of well-known sports heroes, entertainment personalities, and political figures. The firm's president, Jeffery Leving, was awarded the National Lifetime Call to Service Award from President Barack Obama. To learn more about James Hagler and The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., call Jennifer Whiteside at (312) 296-3666. SOURCE Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.