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Jason Lee Marcus Hurst

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   25 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

About Jason

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THE FAMILY LAW FIRM THAT CARES

            Mr. Hurst has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for more than a decade, handling matters relating to divorce, custody (parental responsibility), child support, visitation (parenting time), and the preparation of premarital and post-nuptial agreements. During this time, Mr. Hurst has had the pleasure of representing many current and former professional athletes, members of the media, Grammy award-winning artists and pillars of Chicago’s business and civic communities.


Mr. Hurst’s legal representation has always been premised upon empathy, attention to detail and depth and breadth of legal knowledge and acumen. Mr. Hurst has for many years been acknowledged by his peers as one of the most astute Family Law attorneys in Chicago. Mr. Hurst has been voted by his peers as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2017 (a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40); Mr. Hurst has been voted by his peers as an Emerging Lawyer in the area of Family Law by Leading Lawyers Network every year since 2015 (a designation reserved for the top 2% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40); and, most recently, Mr. Hurst was voted by his peers as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America©.
However, perhaps most important to his clients is the attention, care and responsiveness that Mr. Hurst brings to every case and every client. No matter how large or small the case, Mr. Hurst treats every client as if they are his only client.

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Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jason

Beermann LLP
161 N. Clark
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL, 60601

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jamir | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business!
Jason is a pure professional from start to finish, he listens to what his client is looking to accomplish and has a action plan to get it done. He was able to adjust with Covid restrictions and make the proactive steps to get things done! I am completely satisfied with my experience, so much so I will refer anybody to him that is in a similar situation that i was in. I wouldn't look anywhere other than right here to get the results you are looking for!
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2020
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Savior!
Attorney Hurst is by far the most amazing lawyer I have ever read about, worked with, and recommend. He is beyond prompt, extremely knowledgeable of the legal system and never swayed from my priority. One thing that is simply extraordinary, is his ability to comfort and soothe any and all questions/concerns without making you feel like a bother. He made himself available at all hours of any day. I experienced a very traumatic situation and he is the reason I will always feel relieved and accomplished, knowing he will always be present at a time of crisis. He has incredible reviews and to now add my own- I can only hope each person who comes across his contact information doesn’t hesitate to retain his talents and abilities. Attorney Hurst is simply a blessing and I wish many others will reach out to him and realize there is truly nobody better to represent them. From minor to most challenging cases, he is the only Lawyer I will ever choose.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney - Jason Hurst
Jason Hurst's level of detail in understanding was impressive. He looked for alternatives and solution the would benefit me as his client. Jason continually moved the case forward tenaciously when the opposing parties were not responsive and the level of follow up exceeded my expectations the during all of my interactions with him.
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Posted by Gabrielle | March 10, 2019
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Stellar
I remember talking with Jason for the first time. I was talking a mile a minute, I was frustrated, angry, and literally sad for society. I was coming into direct first hand knowledge of how unhealthy we are as a society. I was firing my first attorney and needed someone dynamic. My case wasn’t about who was paying for braces and college, I had learned that the father of my children was involved and had knowledge of a sexual predator touching at least one of our children. This was a case about keeping my children safe from someone who already repeatedly and with acknowledgement violated our children and their safety. Jason listened to me, and then he silenced me. Now you may think that’s bad, it isn’t. What I needed was someone who could hear me, think quick, have as much passion or more then me AND be able to put me in check if needed to remove my emotions so that he could artfully translate all of that into a executable document. From that moment I knew I had found my attorney. Jason had the task of going back and trying to undo what had been done and not done by the previous attorney and my children’s attorney. Jason had to fight for me to get therapists involved, transitions plans, protocols, hard stops in place. At every single turn he got me what I felt necessary for my children’s protection. At every single turn he was winning this for us. At the end Jason Hurst won the safety of my children. When he called me in December to tell me all the documents were signed, we were going to avoid trial all I could do was cry. For the first time I was able to breathe in two years. Breath is a gift we often forget to be thankful for...not me Ask me why you should invest the money into hiring Jason Hurst...my response is you cannot afford not to. Your health and your family is all that matters. You most certainly need an intellectually gifted attorney who can play against the best. JASON DOES THAT. You will need an attorney who will listen to you with out judgement, sexism, classism. You will need an attorney who isn’t blinded by the nonsense and can see clearly what is happening JASON DOES THAT. You will need an attorney who will make time and space for every question you have no matter how many times you ask them. JASON DOES THAT. You will want an attorney who can talk to all parties with a calmness that makes people either rise to the occasion or yield to his professionalism, character and style. JASON DOES THAT. You will want an attorney that wins. JASON DOES THAT. Oh yeah in case you didn’t know Jason Hurst is a super attorney. Jason is so humble that he shrugs that off. What that means is not only do clients think he’s amazing and that he has a high success rate, his peers feel the same way about him as his clients! What type of psychological power do you think that gives you with him on your team. Now write the check and let him handle it. You will breathe better!
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Posted by Antone | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Lawyer
Mr Hurst provided experienced legal advice and representation, in obtaining my divorce.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He understood me
Working with Jason was easier than I could have imagined. He understood my concerns, needs, and emotions. He worked diligently until I was beyond satisfied with the results. I knew he was working in my best interest from the beginning to the end of case. I pray that I never have another family law issue, but if I do, I know exactly who I'm calling.
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Posted by Scott | October 4, 2017
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Wonderful Attorney
Mr. Hurst proved to be an effective asset to have in my corner. His perseverance and attention to detail are the exact qualities one needs in an attorney. I would highly recommend him based on my experience.
Posted by Amal ihmud | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch
I had a great experience hiring Jason lee to be my lawyer he completely satisfied me and took care of the case kept me updated at all times got the job done
Posted by Rashay | May 30, 2017
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Jason Hurst review
I am so pleased with how jason handled this very difficult time in my life..He always kept an open line of communication with guiding me and giving me great advice to make this process as smooth and peaceful as possible. Everytime i got discouraged or impatient Jason was right there to encourage me and kept me focus on the task at hand..I would highly recommend jason to anyone that is going through a divorce..He's definitely one of the best and im thankful for him.
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Posted by Luke | November 6, 2016
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Professional work
Jason was understanding of my needs and efficient in the delivery of a positive result. Professional work and someone I would recommend.
Posted by Jessica | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I sought out Mr. Hurst as my lawyer for my divorce from my husband this year. Mr. Hurst was extremely attentive, sensitive and thorough. I have already recommended a couple of my closest friends to consult with Mr. Hurst in regards to their domestic relations cases. Highly recommend and am very happy with his services.
Posted by Tia | July 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute BEST
I HIGHLY recommend Jason Hurst. It was such a pleasure working with him. He's an excellent communicator, extremely knowledgeable and very intuitive. My ex-husband and I settled out of court. Jason kept me well informed and he thoroughly explained everything to ensure the decisions I made during the proceedings were ones I'd be pleased with years later. I couldn't be happier. My MSA & JPA were so well written and inclusive that I do not worry about the what if's that may occur post divorce. Thank you Jason for making the most stressful and trying time of my life totally manageable.
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Posted by Julie | June 10, 2016
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Efficient, communicative, humane, eternal advocate
During my diviorce from opposing council & spouse that behaved as if rules did not apply to them, Jason provided a consistent & hopeful advocate. In face of multiple times of my spouse going back on agreed upon MSAs, Jason's relentless work, professionalism and reminders to me that the divorce would actually happen never wavered. I highly recommend him both for his legal expertise and for his exceptional accompaniment during a time I could not see the way forward. Plus, he is a classy guy and is inspiring when you are mired in the muck of divorce.
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Posted by Lillie | October 1, 2015
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Competent Lawyer
Attorney Hurst was "Most" persistent, and consistent in working to eliminate my son's Child Support situation. He is competent, knowledgeable and gets the information needed to resolve a case. He works tirelessly. He keep me abreast of developments during the process of my lawsuit. Attorney Hurst was referred to us by a friend and he proved himself to be highly effective, and we want to again say, "Thank You" to him and his staff. We will thank our referring friend who gave us his name. We recommend him and will refer him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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Clear, concise, and effective representation
Jason represented me in a child support case. He provided excellent guidance and took the time explain and discuss case options with me along the way. I always felt he had my best interests in mind and that he worked hard to obtain a fair agreement in my case. Jason is personable, professional, and trustworthy. I would recommend him without reservation and will personally engage him again should the need arise.
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Posted by kaloyan kaloyanov | July 21, 2015
highly recommended!!!
attorney JASON HURST successfully saved me tens of thousands of dollars for a large back child support award. proving to the court that din,t have the authority to enter that order against me.promt and professional.attorney uoy can trust!!!
Posted by Christopher | October 6, 2014
Jason is an AMAZING attorney, and for all of the right reasons
As the title of this review states Jason Hurst is an amazing attorney. I retained Jason as my legal representative for both a parentage case as well as an unrelated divorce case. Although it was somewhat a matter of convenience to keep him as my representative for both cases, it was more so a matter of the trust I felt with him and the professionalism exhibited by him. I would highly recommend him to any friends or family in need of quality family law representation. From the start Jason was responsive to my needs and my wants; all-the-while keeping me informed and on a realistic, evolving, progressive, and proper track towards my goals. He gave me real-world advice and communicated directly and without ambiguity- I may not have wanted to hear what he had to say...but I NEEDED to hear what he had to say. That was unbelievably helpful. Jason was an advocate for me even when I didn't know I needed one. He played the roles I needed and when I needed: sometimes the good guy, and sometimes the bad guy. He was always well-prepared for any and all matters of the court, and never disappointed. I could go on and on in detail about how Jason helped me and how satisfied I am with his work, but I think you get the idea. And this last point may sound corny but I believe it’s worth mentioning: Jason Hurst is consistently one of the best-dressed people I know. Some people may not care about that but I felt it added to his image and showed professionalism.
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Posted by Tammy | June 13, 2014
Jason Hurst - A lawyer who will exceed your expectations
Jason Hurst handled my divorce and he did an exceptional job. From the beginning, he was attentive, listened, returned my phone calls and emails quickly and worked diligently on my case. His in-depth knowledge and attention to details surpassed my expectations. After the divorce was finalized, I was able to call him with any follow-up questions to which he responded quickly. I highly recommend Jason Hurst to represent you.
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Posted by Jevon | May 14, 2014
"Sometimes Divorce is Just the Beginnning"
Jason, kept me calm and to focus on just the necessary issues during the divorce proceedings. Even though at times and maybe even now that it is over I still linger on those issues, I definitely feel he kept me focused and it was in my best interest at all times. He managed me very well, to get it over with quickly, to not get caught up in the PRINCIPLE of things. I probably would want to be abreast more with the fees, but it's divorce it's never cheap. Jason, manages everything very well, always professional, very forward, detailed and explained exactly the pros and cons with respect and made sure I had a voice and was comfortable with the direction. I was very pleased with the outcome and his continual work he put in even after the divorce was finalized. Jason, managed my ex spouses attorney, was tactical and made sound judgments when necessary, always made sure to save me money when necessary and even let me know when I wanted to do things it was not worth the effort nor cost and I appreciated the constant checking of my emotions. I would definitely refer him and if ever walked down the dreaded aisle of divorce again, I would use his services and the firm of Beerman Law. From day one, when I met with John D'Arco they always gave me personal service, responded timely and made sure I was in good hands, remembered my name and face and who I was, and I always felt like if I was there only client. It was definitely the catered service I expected and respect. So I thank Jason and Beerman Law.
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Posted by Cynthia | April 3, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Jason Hurst is a phenomenal attorney. He kept me abreast of developments during my divorce. He was forthright and always told me the best and worst case scenarios so there were very few surprises. Divorce is a very daunting process, but working with Jason made it bearable.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Beermann LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Harrison & Held, LLP
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Harrison & Held, LLP
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Clerk
  • Beermann Swerdlove, LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • Honorable John O. Steele
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Void Child Support Judgment
  • Retroactive Child Support Judgment Vacated
  • Child Custody/Removal
  • Mother's Removal Petition Denied

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • A Night Out, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Men of Excellence Award
  • Chicago Defender
  • 2015
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Most Distinguished Men of the State of Illinois
  • CAT, Inc.
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • 59th Annual Estate Planning Short Course
  • Family Law Issues for Estate Planners
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law (Assisted)
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Clarifying the Confusion on Contempt (Assisted)
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Jason
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hurst is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of Family law!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jason is an extremely hard working, knowledgeable, and creative attorney who is capable of both working with opposing counsel to resolve pending issues or litigate if the parties are unable to work through their differences. Jason is also a good communicator whose words and actions are consistent with one another."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In my opinion, Attorney Hurst is the premier family law attorney in the City of Chicago. Competent, reliable, and hard working. This fact is buttressed by the numerous awards and recognitions bestowed upon him. I feel confident enough in Attorney Hurst that I will not only refer clients, I have referred family."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Jason is a smart, agressive, yet practical lawyer, who is able to see the bigger picture in trying to help families in divroce and family law realted matters. Jason is very attentaive to his client's needs."

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Chicago Divorce and separation Lawyer Jason Lee Marcus Hurst
Jason Lee Marcus Hurst
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 13 years