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Steven N. Peskind is the principal of the Peskind Law Firm (, a matrimonial and family law firm practicing in the Chicago area.  Mr. Peskind currently serves as a legislative appointee on the Illinois Family Law Study Committee, working to refine and improve Illinois’ family laws.  He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Mr. Peskind is active with the American Bar Association family law section where he chairs the practice management committee and serves on the publication board. Also, he is an editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He blogs on family law matters at



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
  2. Appeals: 20%
    6 years
  3. Family: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($400-450/hour)

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  • Ronald C. Sykstus

    I worked for Steve Peskind for 2 years as a law clerk while in law school. He has been the single most influential person in my development as a lawyer. Much of my own law practice is patterned after the many things he taught me. Steve is a very smart and accomplished lawyer who treats his clients with the utmost respect and compassion. Prospective clients would be very wise in retaining Steve Peskind as their lawyer.


    Ronald Sykstus Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Wendy Marie Musielak

    I endorse this lawyer. Steven is a highly skilled, knowledgeable litigator, who is always prepared and practices law with the highest level of ethics and professionalism.


    Wendy Musielak Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

2445 Dean Street Suite E
St. Charles, IL, 60175-4828


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198505/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Michael S. Cohen awardIICLE2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Elected as memberAmerican Law Institute2006
Top Family Lawyers in IllinoisCrain's Business Magazine2005
Leading Lawyer in IllinoisLeading Lawyers Network2003
Nominated "Law and Leading Attorney"Illinois Family Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalPeskind Law Firm1988 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of David P. Peskind1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationFaculty for Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute2010 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember of law practice management committee2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember of Family Law Section Publication Board2009 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2007 - Present
American Society of Writers on Legal SubjectsMember2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationGenetics and Human Reproductive Task Force2005 - Present
Illinois Family Law Study CommitteeMemberN/A
Illinois Appellate Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Appellate Lawyers AssociationMember of IllinoisN/A
Illinois Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Kane County Bar AssociationPresident1998 - 1999
Kane County Bar AssociationVice President1996 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of Collingbourne (2003)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Voices and ViewsSurviving the Tsunami, How to Stay High and Dry in Troubled Times2008
Illinois Gestational Surrogacy ActHouse Bill adopted as the Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act2005
Illinois State Bar Family Law JournalRegulation non-traditional childbirth - the Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act2005
Northern Illinois University Law ReviewDetermining the Undeterminable2005
Child Custody Litigation Illinois Institute of Legal EducationInvestigation and Discovery1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AN/A1985
Tulane University Law SchoolN/AN/A1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law SectionRedefining the Practice of Family Law2010
Fall CLE Program Advanced Family LawRemoval Update after Collingbourne2010
ABA Annual MeetingWhy Blog? Incorporating blogging into family law practice2010
ABA Family Law SectionReconceptualizing the Practice of Family Law in the 21st Century2009