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Luke D. Kazmar

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NATURE OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE 


From its inception, my legal career has been defined by a singular focus to matrimonial law.  My professional curiosity/focus is exclusive to perfecting skills directly applicable to solving divorce problems.  In other words, my interest in a given subject matter is proportional to its utility to my client.


A prudent assessment of credentials emphasizes the quality, nature and relevance of professional experience; considering quantity without perspective is an utter oversimplification and disservice to litigant.  The 11 years of legal experience I bring was acquired in a specialized setting and against the highest levels of competition and competence.  In conjunction with my law partner, I have consistently and effectively tackled cases others thought hopeless and confronted attorneys others found too intimidating. I have participated in numerous matters where the opposing spouse was simultaneously represented by numerous attorneys from numerous firms--family, corporate and otherwise.  Such cases represent some of the most fulfilling and engaging experiences.  


SKILLS RELEVANT TO FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF DIVORCE


By way of educational and professional background, I have  an extensive knowledge of principles of accounting, valuation, statistics, taxation, econometrics and economics. Such background enables effective advocacy in the context of matrimonial proceedings, including asset/liability allocation, support payments, tracing, etc.  Some of the more specific contexts in which a stellar financial background is especially necessary include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Appraisal of Residential and Commercial Real Estate 

  • Valuation of Closely Held Companies

  • Forensic Accounting and/or Tracing 

  • Analysis of Diverse, Complex and/or Prodigious Classes of Assets/Liabilities

  • Arguments Regarding Upward/Downward Deviation from Guideline Support

  • Determination of True and Actual Income 


REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS


I have represented and opposed a diverse group of professionals including:



  • Senior Corporate Executives (including CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and Directors) & Corporate Board Members

  • Entrepreneurs and Owners of Closely Held Entities

  • Medical Doctors (including surgeons, specialists and general practitioners)

  • Nurses

  • Psychologists and Therapists

  • Commodity Traders and Stockbrokers

  • Aerospace, Nuclear and Software Engineers

  • I.T. Professionals 

  • Educators and Administrators (High School Teachers to University Professors)

  • Newscasters 

  • Attorneys

  • Police Officers


Equally importantly, I take great pride in representing homemakers who sacrifice their career opportunities for the sake of the children, their spouse and the upkeep of the marital residence.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 93%
    11 years, 330 cases
  2. Family: 7%
    11 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Arthur Ross Ehrlich

    Mr. Kazmar's experience, knowledge, and insight has enabled him to effectively represent his clients in an aggressive but professional manner

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    Arthur Ehrlich Discrimination Attorney
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  • Joshua Gene Rohrscheib

    I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kazmar several years ago. He was an exceptional mentor and taught me many practical aspects of practicing law. He is an aggressive, creative problem solver, with a true love of the law. If you want an aggressive, creative divorce lawyer in the Chicagoland area, call Kazmar. I'd also recommend reading his contributions on Avvo for sound practical advice.

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    Joshua Rohrscheib Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

KAZMAR | FEELY LLC

1755 Park Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL, 60564

KAZMAR | FEELY LLC

18w140 Butterfield Road
Suite 1500
Oak Brook, IL

1000 Essington Rd.
Joliet, IL

KAZMAR FEELY LLC

50 N. Martingale Rd.
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200411/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 100 AttorneyNational Advocates2015
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
CLIENTS' CHOICE AWARDAVVO2014
CLIENTS' CHOICE AWARDAVVO2013
Omicron Delta EpsilonThe International Economics Honor Society2000
Notre Dame Club of of Chicago ScholarNotre Dame Club1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKAZMAR | FEELY LLC2004 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkCircuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit2003 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
MENSAMember2014 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Will County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law and Practice CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Dupage County Bar Association, Membership CommitteeMember2013 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice CommitteMember2013 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Appellate Law & Practice CommitteMember2013 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesProper Pleadings Necessary to Invoke Judicial Authority2013
AVVO Legal GuidesLAW REGARDING REMOVAL OF CHILD(REN) FROM ILLINOIS2013
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationDivorce and Depreciating Real Estate Values2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Notre Dame Law SchoolEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting DivorceImpacts on Divorce and Appraisal2009
Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting DivorceDivorce and Depreciating Real Estate Values2009
Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting DivorceInsolvency Considerations in Real Estate2009