Steven N. Peskind - Peskind Law Firm

Steven N. Peskind

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

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 and relocation.  

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 process.  

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.    

Tulane UniversityBA 1982DePaul UniversityJ.D. 1985
American Association of Matrimonial LawyersAmerican Law InstituteAmerican Bar AssociationScribes

Case History

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

Office Location

2445 Dean Street, Suite E
St. Charles, IL 60175
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Chicago Metro Area
Steven N. Peskind has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Family Law

Other Information

Gender: Male