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Having faced a personal custody battle that culmanated in my victory in the Michigan Supreme Court, I know from personal experience the challenges faced by those in divorce and custody disputes. 


Forgoing fancy offices and a staff of paralegals and assistants, I focus my clients resources on efficient legal representation. 




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    1 year
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    1 year
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    1 year
  5. Alimony: 10%
    4 years



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  • Veronica Alicia Silva

    I have worked with David on a client matter and I have come to know him as a diligent and savvy attorney who works hard to find the best solutions for his clients according to their circumstances. He is competent and efficient.


    Veronica Silva Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marie Christine Fahnert

    David and I have worked on cases both formally and informally. David really cares about his clients and reaching the best outcome for them. He is also very intellectual, so his courtroom arguments are solid and extremely well researched. I highly recommend him.


    Marie Fahnert Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Wolkowitz Law Office

3750 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL, 60076


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationThe Jewish United Fund2014
Certification of Divorce Mediation Skills TrainingNorthwestern University2014
Success StoryRadio Advertising Bureau1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Wolkowitz Law Office2011 - Present
ClerkOffice of the Public Guardian2010 - 2010
Judicial ExternCircuit Court of Cook County, Illinois2010 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Office of Gerald Nordgren2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Order of ProtectionOrder of Protection denied in favor of Client
Same Sex DivorceDivorced
Divorce TrialWon trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Child-Custody Jurisdiction: The UCCJEA & PKPAForeword of a Am. Bar Association UCCJEA book2014
Divorce Lawyer in ChicagoOrder of Protection: FAQ2014
Uncontested Divorce in IllinoisWarnings for an Uncontested Divorce2013
The Wolkowitz Law OfficeInterestate Child custody jurisdiction: UCCJEA “judicial teleconference” is critical2012
Family Law GazetteIllinois Bigamy: Con artist's trick2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyN/AJD2010
Northwestern University School of LawN/AMS - Master of Science1999
University of IllinoisN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practice TracksFamily Law2013