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Helping clients negotiate one of divorce’s most challenging issues—the evaluating and division of property—Burton Hochberg brings a welcome objectivity and practicality to the table. He has a reputation among his colleagues as being "tough but fair." Mr. Hochberg assists clients in identifying and prioritizing their concerns, and evaluating settlement options from a cost-benefit perspective.


A matrimonial lawyer with more than 37 years of experience, Mr. Hochberg has significant expertise in helping high net worth clients and their spouses in the areas of property valuation, child support, child custody and maintenance. Although Mr. Hochberg attempts to keep a case out of court when possible, he is also a skilled litigator and is regarded as a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom.


He has been designated as one of the nation's top matrimonial lawyers by Best Lawyers in America, and is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has served as a member of the Hearing Board and Inquiry Board of the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Mr. Hochberg headed his own law firm. He is the proud father of two daughters, one of whom is a graduate of Tufts University and one of whom is a college student at Colorado State University.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 34%
  2. Child Custody: 33%
  3. Child Support: 33%

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Schiller Ducanto & Fleck LLP
200 N La Salle St Fl 30
Chicago, Illinois, 606011019


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197411/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Neifeh and SmithThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2013
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerSchiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersCo-Chairman, Admissions Committee1998 - 2004
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersChairman, Membership Committee1997 - 1998
Illinois Disciplinary CommissionHearing Board Member1994 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law TopicsInfidelity2015
Family Law TopicsCouches, Lamps and Ashtrays2015
Family Law TopicsCustody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality2014
Leading Lawyers Magazine Consumer EditionBurt Hochberg: A Calm Voice During Divorce Chaos2013
Illinois Bar JournalImputed Income for Support Awards2011
Legally Speaking NewsletterHow Property is Divided in an Illinois Divorce Case2011
Family AdvocateValuing A Hedge Fund2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/AB.B.A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Masters candidates at the School of Social WorkHow Social Workers Interact with Divorce Attorneys2012
Informational SessionTop Ten Myths in Illinois Divorce Cases2011