Karen Pinkert-Lieb

Karen Pinkert-Lieb

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Recognized since 2010

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Family Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Family Law
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Ms. Karen Pinkert-Lieb’s strong background in finance, tax law and psychology render her uniquely suited to expertly navigate complex custody and financial cases and advance her client’s interests. Her versatility as both a seasoned negotiator and a skilled litigator enable her to achieve the best possible results while always remaining dedicated to her client’s priorities. In addition to marital dissolution cases, Ms. Pinkert-Lieb also concentrates her practice in the areas of pre/post marital agreements, civil union dissolutions, and complex parentage.

Ms. Pinkert-Lieb’s results both in and out of the courtroom have earned her extensive recognition. In 2011 and 2012, she was named the number 1 woman divorce lawyer in Illinois, as well as one of the top 10 women consumer lawyers by Leading Lawyers Network. She is also named annually in Best Lawyers of America, Illinois Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers Network. In 2000, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company named Ms. Pinkert-Lieb one of the “40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch.” She previously served as the Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association where she drafted family law legislation.

Ms. Pinkert-Lieb is also experienced in the field of alternative dispute resolution and is committed to employing the technique best suited to meeting her client’s goals efficiently. This flexibility, coupled with her high standard of quality and discretion, enable her to craft creative solutions to the most challenging of cases.

A frequent lecturer on family law topics, Ms. Pinkert-Lieb has also authored chapters for books such as Strategies for Family Law in Illinois and the Family Law Series for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She has also been published in periodicals such as the Chicago Day Law Bulletin andDivorce Magazine.

Contact & Links


  • 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1200
    Chicago, IL 60654

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • Illinois

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law, Chicago (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law


  • 2017 Family Law Lawyer of the Year Chicago - Best Lawyers of America
  • 2017 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction -American Institute of Family Law Atttorneys
  • 2017 Top 50 Women Attorneys Illinois - SuperLawyers
  • 2015 Top 10 Women Attorneys in Illinois- Leading Lawyers
  • 2015 Top 10 Women Litigators in Illinois - Leading Lawyers
  • #1 Woman Divorce Lawyer in Illinois - (2011-2015) Leading Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated (2006-2016)
  • Top 10 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network (2010, 2012, 2015-2016)
  • Top 50 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Network) (2009-2016)
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Network) (2005-2007, 2012)
  • Top 100 Female Lawyers in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Network) (2008, 2012)
  • Fellow - LItigation Counsel of America
  • Chicago‚Äôs Top "40 attorneys under 40" by Chicago Lawyer Magazine (2000)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2005-2016)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Neifeh and Smith (2010-2016)
  • Leading Lawyers Network (2005-2016)

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