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About me

I partner with my clients to help them through a very difficult time in their lives.  Whether it involves procuring their share of the marital estate, or ensuring quality time with their children, I use the skills that I have developed over the years to further my client's best interests.   Children should not be caught in the middle of a divorce or separation, and I use legal tools available to try to prevent this from happenning.  

I am also cognizent of trying to ensure that my clients have sufficient assets left over after the legal process to enable them to begin the next chapter in their lives.  As a result, I am a strong advocate for mediation, when appropriate, as well as the Collaborative divorce process.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    250 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
    18 years, 200 cases
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jordan David Rosenberg

    I endorse this lawyer. Very prepared, intelligent, attentive and thorough. Pleasure to work with on the other side of a case.


    Jordan Rosenberg Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of David S.Kerpel, LLC

420 Lake Cook Road - Suite 120
Deerfield, IL, 60015


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Daniel P. Ward Scholarship FundPhi Alpha Delta1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of David S. Kerpel2003 - Present
AssociateBerger Schatz1999 - 2002
AssociateGrant & Grant Attorneys1998 - 1998
ClerkSchiller Du Canto & Fleck1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
The Lilac TreeBoard Member2014 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
PrivateAs a result of ascertaining this violation of the divorce decree, I was able to obtain proof of life insurance, as well as over $100,000 my client did not know they were entitled to.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar JournalContribution of Attorney Fees2000
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationGetting the Most out of your Discovery Tools2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of IowaEnglishB.A.1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WorkshopPost Decree divorce2013
WorkshopIntroduction to Divorce2011
Divorce UniversityNuts and Bolts of Divorce2009
WorkshopFInancial aspects of divorce2007
Lake County Bar Associationintroduction to Family Law2001