Attorney Steven N. Peskind is the Principal of the Peskind
Law Firm based in St. Charles Illinois. The Peskind Law firm limits its
practice to divorce and family law, with a focus on complex financial and
custody matters. Specifically the firm represents high net worth individuals in
the valuation and distribution of closely held businesses and related
matters. Additionally, the firm also represents
parents in child custody matters, including but not limited to child removal
While based in St. Charles, the firm selectively represents
people throughout the State of Illinois in both the trial and appellate court.
Attorney Peskind is a past President of the Kane County Bar
Association. Additionally he is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers, an organization that limits its membership to those lawyers who
possess exceptional ethics, legal knowledge and superior credentials in the
area of family law. He serves on the faculty of the Family Law Trial Advocacy
Institute presented annually by the American Bar Association Family Law Section
and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in Boulder Colorado. As a faculty
member, Mr. Peskind instructs lawyers in the art and science of family law
trial advocacy and skills.
Steven N. Peskind has received a number of honors throughout
his career. He is an elected member to the American Law Institute, an elite organization
that limits its membership to those who have achieved significant
accomplishments in their legal career. He has also been honored as a recipient
of the Michael Cohen award presented by the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. The Cohen award
recognizes contributions in the area of continuing legal education.
In 2015, he was selected as the Best Lawyers “2015 Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Family Law for the Chicago area.
Mr. Peskind is a frequent speaker and writer on family law
topics. He has spoken nationally on such topics as trial advocacy and
evidence. He has published in several
law review journals and other publications on family law issues. Mr. Peskind is
the author of two books. “The Family Law Trial Evidence Handbook” was published in 2013. This book is a practice handbook for divorce
trial lawyers. Peskind also published, “Divorce in Illinois” in 2013. This book
is a practical guide for those considering a divorce or already involved in the
U.S. News and World Report recognizes the Peskind Law Firm as
a top matrimonial law firm and Mr. Peskind is recognized in the Best Lawyers in
America Directory, the only family lawyer in Kane County so recognized. He is
designated as a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer, which distinguish the top 5%
of the best lawyers in the state as chosen by their peers.
In re Marriage of Collingbourne, 204 Ill. 2d 498 —
This case, decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2003, materially changed the law of child removal in Illinois
In Re J.M. — This case, decided by the Illinoiss Supreme Court, addressed the constitutionality of the Illinois Parentage Act