Steven N. Peskind

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“I find divorce cases to be a delicate dance between empathy and action and advocacy and common sense. I analyze the unique dynamics of every situation and find practical solutions to protect my clients.”

Steven N. Peskind is the principal of the Peskind Law Firm based in St. Charles, Illinois. His firm concentrates in family law matters throughout the State of Illinois.

He graduated from Tulane University and DePaul College of Law. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a prestigious organization that limits membership to lawyers with proven family law skills and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He recently served on the Illinois Family Law Study Committee working to improve Illinois family laws. In 1999 he served as President of the Kane County Bar Association.

In 2016 Mr. Peskind was elected as a Diplomate of the prestigious American College of Family Law Trial Attorneys, an elite organization that limits its membership to the top 100 family lawyers in the nation. In 2015, Mr. Peskind was honored by being named Best Lawyers® 2015 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago.

Mr. Peskind is a faculty member of the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute and is honored to present annually in Boulder, Colorado. The Institute is sponsored by the ABA Family Law Section in conjunction with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Peskind also serves on the faculty of the Oklahoma State Bar Family Law Section Trial Institute. As part of those organizations, Mr. Peskind teaches other lawyers the art and science of trying divorce cases.

Mr. Peskind has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of family law topics. He has been the keynote speaker for several state family law presentations and has spoken on such diverse topics as evidence, trial techniques, practice management, and divorce taxation.

Mr. Peskind has written extensively. In addition to publishing numerous chapters and articles, he has published four books on family law related topics: “The Family Law Trial Evidence Handbook” published by the American Bar Association; “Divorce In Illinois,” published by Addicus Press; “100 Days Before Trial” published by the American Bar Association; and “The Changing Face of Illinois Family Law:  2016 Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act Overhaul,” published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education.

Mr. Peskind has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America. The Leading Lawyers Network has designated Mr. Peskind a Leading Lawyer since 2003 and the Super Lawyers has recognized him as a Super Lawyer since 2008.

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