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Steven Nathan Peskind

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1985
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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 


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Steven Nathan Peskind
2445 Dean Street Suite E
Saint Charles, IL, 60175-4828


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Posted by Cortney Baish | November 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I am thankful that I chose the Peskind Law Firm to represent me during an incredibly difficult life transition. Steve, Ed and the entire Peskind Law Firm staff were able to make this emotional process as comfortable and seamless as it could possibly be. Both Steve and Ed explained the legal system in understandable terms and prepared me for each step along the way. They were patient, attentive, able to fully answer all my questions (which there were many), address all my concerns and were able to put my mind at ease when the ball was not in my (our) court. I am thrilled with the result which has allowed me to start over and move forward in a positive direction. I would recommend the Peskind Law Firm without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2017
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Great Team
This law firm put several of my anxieties about my divorce at ease and made the process as simple for me as possible. They did this by always being very timely in all of their communications and court requirements. Professionalism, hard work, and intelligence with compassion is how I would best describe their approach towards the issues I dealt with during my divorce. They explained things to me very well. They listened to what I needed out of my divorce. And they helped me achieve the goals that were the most realistic, in the cheapest manner possible. I have learned that the people of this law firm know divorce law, have a great deal of experience, and care about their clients.
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Posted by Joe | August 13, 2015
Subject Matter Jurisdiction
I was not a particularly easy client as I live out of state and am skeptical of attorney's in general let alone ones I did not get to meet personally. Steven Peskind and Edward Milas are smart, were engaging and they were thorough but most importantly they won my case through winning a subject matter jurisdiction judgment in my favor.
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Posted by Nichole | August 11, 2015
Present client/Professional
I had the pleasure or working with both Steve and Mollie Peskind and I would highly recommend this family based law firm. They are superior to any other firm. I, unfortunately, had negative experiences with previous law firms and wish I had known about Peskind Law Firm sooner. You will not be let down. My husband and I are both professionals and were extremely impressed by, not only Steve and Mollie Peskind, but their entire team. Other law firms- I encourage you to learn from this exceptional team and model them. Step back, watch and learn. In my field of work, I have a moral, ethical and legal obligation to my patients. I believe the same should apply in your field. Peskind Law Firm does it right. A very well oiled machine. Beyond professional. Clients- You will not be let down. You are not a number here. Your calls and emails will not be ignored. Your questions will not go unanswered. You will not be told that your attorney "is in a trial and very busy," each and every time you call. No games here. You never get the run around. Steve and Mollie Peskind personally responded to my emails and calls very promptly. Never did a day go by where I was ignored. They take a collaborative approach w the client and work with you to have a positive outcome. Professionalism, respect, honest work, building rapport w the client is the goal with this firm. This firm takes a team approach and everthing is very streamlined. The communication between the secretarial staff, attorneys and clients is clear and effective. These attorneys are thorough and come prepared to court. It is evident in their work. I previously paid thousands and thousands of dollars for poor quality work and poor communication. Peskind Law Firm restored my faith in the legal system. I am beyond impressed. The level of expertise, work ethic and passion for what they do is extraordinary here. No other firm compares. It will be evident in your first meeting and they will continue to impress you until your case is complete. I will continue to recommend them and refer potential clients.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Mr. Peskind's representation to anyone facing challenging divorce proceedings. Mr. Peskind is a no nonsense and extremely knowledgeable attorney. His representation was welcomed after my unfortunate need to return to the legal process post completion of a lengthy divorce. In a parenting situation where the ability to co-parent with an ex-spouse simply does not exist, he was able to maintain focus on the true best interests of the child and was diligent in working toward achieving the desired end result. In situations such as this and the foreshadowing of issues to come, he will undoubtedly be my first choice.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2013
You are in good hands...
Steve and his team guided me through a very difficult divorce case and associated trial with skill and experience. They are ethical and thoughtful in their approach and helped give me the peace of mind I needed to get through a divorce proceeding and associated trial. I would highly recommend Steve Peskind.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2012
Wonderful Attorney
Committed and dedicated. Extremely knowledgable about complex interstate custody and adoption matters. Provided solid guidance and accurate answers. Very responsive to emails and phone calls. Navigated our family through one of the most difficult times we have been through. The Peskind firm advocated for our autistic son and brought about the best possible outcome for all of us. The Peskind firm brought an end and much needed closure to a seemingly endless roller coaster ride with an ex-spouse. This firm gave our family a new life.
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Posted by Natalie | April 7, 2012
Awesome Lawyer
Very Knowledgeable and always makes time to answer any questions, by phone or by email. I live out of state so excellent communication was very important. I have dealt with many lawyers and Steven Peskind is by far the best. I highly, highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
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Terrible Lawyer - Many Better Attorneys To Choose From
When I first met with him he was impressive and led me to believe that he would be focused on my case. However, after several months I realized that his statements to me during our initial meeting were just a sales pitch and that his actual services were very poor. When I spoke to him during the case it was clear that he did not know the facts of my case and that he was trying to "fake" as though he did, his work product was poor and he misled me about what actually occurred in Court. I ended up having to retain new counsel. Whatever you do, don't hire this guy!!!!!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Peskind Law Firm
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of David P. Peskind
  • 1985 - 1988


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 1985
  • Tulane University
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Collingbourne (2003)


  • American Bar Association
  • Faculty for Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member of law practice management committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member of Family Law Section Publication Board
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Genetics and Human Reproductive Task Force
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Family Law Study Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Member of Illinois
  • N/A
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Michael S. Cohen award
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Elected as member
  • American Law Institute
  • 2006
  • Top Family Lawyers in Illinois
  • Crain's Business Magazine
  • 2005
  • Leading Lawyer in Illinois
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2003
  • Nominated "Law and Leading Attorney"
  • Illinois Family Law
  • 1996
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  • Voices and Views
  • Surviving the Tsunami, How to Stay High and Dry in Troubled Times
  • 2008
  • Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act
  • House Bill adopted as the Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act
  • 2005
  • Illinois State Bar Family Law Journal
  • Regulation non-traditional childbirth - the Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act
  • 2005
  • Northern Illinois University Law Review
  • Determining the Undeterminable
  • 2005
  • Child Custody Litigation Illinois Institute of Legal Education
  • Investigation and Discovery
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Redefining the Practice of Family Law
  • 2010
  • Fall CLE Program Advanced Family Law
  • Removal Update after Collingbourne
  • 2010
  • ABA Annual Meeting
  • Why Blog? Incorporating blogging into family law practice
  • 2010
  • ABA Family Law Section
  • Reconceptualizing the Practice of Family Law in the 21st Century
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steven Peskind is an experienced trial attorney who practices with the highest level of skill, ethics and integrity."

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Saint Charles Divorce and separation Lawyer Steven Nathan Peskind
Steven Nathan Peskind
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 37 years