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Chicago-native David Pasulka is a name-to-know in the area of divorce
litigation, custody litigation, paternity, property settlement and
appellate advocacy. In his more than 25 years of practice, David has
implemented his substantial talents to create a thriving law firm and
has earned a reputation for excellence in Cook and the surrounding
counties by concentrating exclusively in the practice of Divorce and
Family Law.


As an accomplished author and speaker, David regularly
lectures to Judges and fellow attorneys on a plethora of divorce related
topics. David has had the honor of speaking at "Divorce University", a
seminar produced by The Lilac Tree, an Evanston-based resource for women
contemplating divorce. Also, David frequently speaks at Continuing
Legal Education courses.


David has authored, co-authored and edited dozens of
legal articles in legal publications and educational texts, including
the Illinois Bar Journal, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the Illinois
Family Law Report and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal
Education. Additionally, David has appeared on numerous television and
radio talk shows.


David also serves the court as a preeminent
representative of children, having been appointed in hundreds of cases
to provide a voice for and represent the children involved in divorce

Among David's numerous awards and accolades, including
the honorary titles of "Leading Lawyer" and "Super Lawyer," he has also
received the highest possible rating from the leading legal analyst,
Martindale Hubbell. David has been named among the 20 Top Divorce
Attorneys by "North Shore Magazine," and among the 10 Top Divorce
Lawyers by "The Chicago Sun Times".


Well respected in his field, David previously chaired or
held office on several leading Divorce Committees. Among them, being a
member of the Committee that drafted the ground-breaking "Leveling of
the Playing Field" statutes and scores of other statutes. David is also a
member of the following Committees: Illinois State Bar Association,
Family Law Section Council; Chicago Bar Association, Matrimonial Law
Committee (past chair); American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (past
Board Member and Vice-President); North Suburban Bar Association (past
president); Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (advisory
board). David has been chairman, or a member of dozens of bar
association subcommittees.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    31 years
  2. Child Custody: 50%
    31 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Michael C. Craven

    David is a very competent lawyer. We have been on the other side of cases and have worked together in various bar and professional organizations.


    Michael Craven Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Katherine Susan Mix

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Katherine Mix Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

3 First National Plaza
70 W Madison St #650
Chicago, IL, 60602

70 W. Madison Street, Suite 650
Chicago, IL, 60602-4286



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Illinois LawyerAmerican Registry2008
10 Top Divorce LawyersChicago Sun-Times2000
20 Top Divorce AttorneysNorth Shore Magazine1997
Distinguished Service AwardChicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation1996
AV PreeminentMartindale-HubbellN/A
Super LawyerThomson ReutersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPasulka & Associates, P.C.1994 - Present
PartnerBarclay & Damisch, LTD.1984 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook CountyAttorney Advisory Committee Member2004 - Present
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationAdvisory board2004 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPast Board Member1994 - Present
Arbitration Panelist for the Circuit Court of Cook CountyN/A1991 - Present
North Suburban Bar AssociationPast President1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1984 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Council1984 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMatrimonial Law Committee (past chair)1984 - Present
Suburban Bar CoalitionJudicial Evaluation Committee2002 - 2003
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/A1986 - 1998
Association of Trial LawN/A1984 - 1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981