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Scott William Tzinberg

Child custody Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   60 reviews

About Scott

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I started my firm in 1996 with the goal of working closely with clients to help them make good decisions during tough times in their lives. There are many emotions one experiences during the divorce and child custody process and my team and I strive to keep things calm while making sure you stay informed and up to date on what is happening in your case. We are accessible to answer questions or address unforeseen issues that might arise. 

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Gretchen Schrader
Team Tzinberg: Scott Tzinberg, Claire Grogan, Gretchen V. Schrader
Principal/Owner - Scott Tzinberg
Licensed for 26 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Tzinberg Scott W Attorney
20 N. Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL, 60602

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
Posted by Gianna | July 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Scott and his team were extremely helpful with my case. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable, and able to answer all of my questions. They always responded in a very timely manner, and from my experience handled my case in the most efficient way possible. I highly recommend working with Scott and his associates!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2022
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Great attorney in Chicagoland
Scott is a wonderful attorney. I hired him for the post divorce fee litigation and many pending issues that my previous attorney created a mess with. Scott jumped right into my case. He is very understanding, compassionate and quick to respond. He knows what he is doing and he gets it done. My ex has taken me back in court for more parenting time to obviously reduce child support and I am sure Scott will fight in the court to expose his intentions for the sake of my child. I highly recommend Scott if you are looking for a great family lawyer on your side.
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Posted by Karen Ryan | January 11, 2022
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Excellent Attorney Knowledgeable man
Mr Tzinberg helped me with my child custody case , he not only helped me with getting my rights with my children he helped my children. Not only is Mr Tzinberg very knowledgeable about family law he has a deeper wisdom that helps guide his clients through difficult obstacles, Mr Tzinberg is very compassionate and empathetic to each client . My kids and I just want to say thank you Mr Tzinberg!!!!
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Posted by Kristina | January 4, 2022
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Someone you want in your corner
Working with Scott has always been such a pleasure! I worked with him on my divorce agreement over 15 years ago. Since then, I've learned my lesson, decided to get married again, and this time with a pre-nup. There is only one person I considered for this, and it was Scott! I've worked for attorneys in the past, so I can definitely say that Scott is someone you can trust. His fees are competitive. He's very compassionate, where the level of service and attention you receive truly raises the bar. He doesn't waste time, which in this industry, can definitely burn a hole in your pocket! Let's face it - divorces and pre-nups can be painful; but, having Scott and team in your corner makes it almost painless. While I hope to never have to use Scott's services again, he's the only person I'd go to for this type of service. Thank you, Scott, for the making me feel secure in this, hopefully, life-long decision.
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Posted by Todd | November 15, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Scott is truly the best to work with if you have to go through a divorce. He made a difficult time in my life go as smoothly as possible. He's extremely responsive and helpful. I've had many friends spend crazy amounts on attorney fees for their divorces but Scott was extremely reasonable with his rates & careful with his time. Even post divorce when I had some questions Scott was kind enough to answer my many questions in a very timely fashion. Thank you Scott for helping me!
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2021
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Amazing experience
I came to Scott after another attorney could not help me get divorced! Scott was able to make this happen quickly. He gives great advice, is always available, and knows what he’s doing. Other attorneys know of him and respect him as well. I think this definitely helped the process move forward.
Posted by Scott | November 13, 2021
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Excellent Divorce Attorney - Hire with Total Confidence!
I used Scott Tzinberg for my case and was very happy with the services that I received from him and his team. Scott is unbelievably patient and understanding. There were many times where emotions took over and quite frankly Scott could have gotten angry at me. Never did he do that - He always tried to get me to look at the broader picture and understand how good I would feel when the case was over. This was very much appreciated. Divorces are always more expensive and more painful than you think they will be, but Scott and his team do everything they can to make the best situation for you. I found him and his team to always be professional, on time, and responsive. He also provided good advice and would research things where necessary. I wholeheartedly would recommend Scott and team for your family law case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2021
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Five stars for Scott Tzinberg
I hired Scott as my divorce lawyer last year and was incredibly happy with his services and support. As you can imagine, divorce is a highly stressful and emotional process and Scott always made me feel at ease, supported and in the best hands. It was a smooth and efficient process and both parties were satisfied with the outcome in the end. I would highly recommend Scott if you're looking for someone who has your best interest at heart.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2021
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The best divorce attorney
This law firm did an excellent job on my case. Here’s some words that come to mind: D-diligently, I- Initiative, V-Victory, O-Optimistic, R-Rewarding, C-Captivating, E-Educated Thanks again for all your hard wok I will highly recommend your firm
Posted by Francis | June 23, 2021
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Family Law and Divorce Attorney
If you are looking for family law and divorce attorneys who will listen to your every concern, answer all your questions, work diligently on your case and represent you well before the judge, please contact the Law Offices of Scott Tzinberg. Scott and Gretchen are very knowledgeable, patient, empathetic and tactful attorneys. They will guide you well through the legal process and help you make sound decisions that are in your best interest in both the short and long run. I am very grateful to God for the legal counsel that I received from Scott and Gretchen. Please contact them. You will not regret it.
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Posted by Tania | April 1, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney
I highly recommend Scott! I started the divorce process with another attorney. A few months in and the process wasn’t going anywhere. Scott was highly recommended to me. My initial intention when I scheduled a call with Scott was to get a second opinion. Instead, I ended up switching attorneys. Scott was able to reach a verbal agreement with the opposing party within days. He responded promptly to all my emails and addressed all my concerns. I am now happily divorced. I can’t thank Scott enough for that!
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Posted by Michael | March 6, 2021
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You want Scott in your corner
Scott was referred to me by a trusted friend to handle my divorce. Filing for divorce was one of the most challenging and important decisions I’d ever made. I knew I was going to be in for a battle, so hiring the right counsel was critical. From the very first conversation to the one we had just yesterday, hiring Scott was the best decision I made in the whole of the divorce - aside from getting divorced to begin with. Scott made this incredibly complex situation understandable and manageable. He was responsive and timely in our communications. At every point of the process Scott helped break down the byzantine laws so I knew exactly what was going on. Perhaps most importantly, Scott treated me and my children as actual people who needed help and relief. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and I recommend him without reservation. You can’t do better than Scott.
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Posted by Kevin | January 8, 2021
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Great Team and Experience
I had a great experience with the Law Offices of Scott Tzinberg! I hired Scott Tzinberg and his team while living in California for my child support case in Illinois after my previous lawyer decided to bail on me at the last minute. Immediately right after our first phone consultation, I was confident I had the right team on my side. Scott Tzinberg, Gretchen Schrader, and Claire Grogan walked me through every step of the process, made it as painless as possible, and answered every question with patience and levity. I couldn't be happier with Scott, his great team, and my overall experience. Do yourself a favor and allow them to help you as I did. Thank You, Scott, Gretchen, and Claire. -Kevin M.
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Posted by Anita | December 20, 2020
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A Solid Lawyer on my Side
I am so appreciative that Scott Tzinberg was recommended to me when I needed to return to court to compel my ex-husband to hold up his end of our agreements. Scott understood the outcomes that I wanted and employed a strategy that achieved those goals. His memory is impressive, as I gave him a myriad of details about my case, I never had to tell him something twice. In fact, he reminded me of things I had forgotten. He was well prepared and argued my case very effectively in court. Even when he went into the judge's chambers, I always felt completely informed. In discussions with opposing counsel, I felt he kept my best interests in mind (which has not been my experience with other lawyers). I also felt Scott was a good steward of my funds. He used everyone’s time efficiently and effectively. I hope I never need to set foot into court again, but if I do, I know who I will call.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2020
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Exceptional Lawyer!
I cannot recommend Scott enough! I don't normally leave reviews, but Scott truly made an unpleasant situation (divorce) a million times better with his integrity, candor, and overall disposition. He is a genuinely nice guy and you would be grateful to have him on your side. I also found his rates extremely reasonable and was even more impressed with them when everything was finalized.
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Posted by Clark | October 3, 2020
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Timely Experience
In the best of times needing legal advice and help can be stressful. Adding COVID 19 to the times can really increase that stress. Received a wonderful recommendation to call and talk to Attorney Scott Tzinberg was a win win for me. Knowledgeable, Professional, and understanding were qualities that we important to me. He and his staff fulfilled all of my desires. Thanks.
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Posted by Megan | September 26, 2020
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Exceptional
My family has used Scott on multiple occasions!! He is a absolutely wonderful lawyer. He listens to the client and respects their choices. We had multiple court dates during the pandemic through zoom and he made the experience flawless!!
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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Highly Recommended. Scott is great!
I am very pleased with my lawyer Mr. Scott Tzinberg. From the day I met with Scott, I felt that I was in good hands. He was always patient, eager to listen to, very prompt with email responses and honest. He was always a call away when I needed it the most. Scott and his team were very professional with the legal process, and at the same time Scott was very considerate about my emotions. Even after 18 months of my divorce settlement, when I contacted him to ask a specific question, he was very quick to response to help me out. Overall, Scott is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, provides exceptional legal and professional services and very personable. I highly recommend Scott to others. Thank you, Scott, for helping me out during my tough time.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2020
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Thank you!
Scott, I would like to express my deepest, and most heartfelt, gratitude for the efforts and time you put into obtaining my divorce from my ex-husband. You, and your dedicated staff--especially your "right hand." Gretchen Schrader--most assuredly went way beyond "the call of duty" on my behalf. Your experience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and competence achieved the desired results: My civil divorce, as well as my divorce according to Halacha (Jewish Torah Law). As you may recall, I was referred to you by the Shalva Organization. We first met for my initial consultation in December, 2017, at which time you patiently spent close to two hours with me going over all the pertinent details of my situation. I'd been married for close to 38 years and had 7 grown children. To say I was horribly enmeshed in an unhealthy marriage would be a gross understatement. You concurred that, according to all that I told you, I was certainly a candidate for a divorce and would undoubtedly be entitled to half of all of our shared assets, including my husband's monthly pensions. You explained to me how things would proceed, in the event that I decided to go ahead and have my husband served for divorce. At that time, I was not yet prepared to leave my husband, However, the fact that you had calmly and thoroughly "walked me through" the divorce procedure gave me a feeling of empowerment. They say that, "Knowledge is power," and this certainly proved true in my case. On February 20, 2018, I walked out of my home with a few suitcases and boarded a plane for New York City. My daughter welcomed me into her home. Shortly thereafter, I called to tell you my news, and have my husband served for divorce. You asked for a retainer fee, which I was able to borrow from a few family members and friends (I only had $200 to my name!) As soon as you received the retainer fee, you put :"the wheels in motion' for my divorce to proceed, You were able to get my husband to send me some monthly maintenance money, and eventually we went to court where the judge ordered my husband to pay me three times that amount! It took us many, many months, and countless phone calls and emails. Remember? Finally, after patiently dealing with my husband's lawyers and real estate agents, he finally vacated our home and it was sold! Around the same time--almost two years after you initially filed for my divorce-- I flew back to Chicago where you and Gretchen escorted me to court, and I was granted my civil divorce. Shortly thereafter, I obtained my Jewish divorce (get). I was free! Throughout, you always made sure to treat me with the utmost respect and patience. You made sure to answer my calls/emails, or have Gretchen do so. Sometimes, I'd receive emails from you late at night, or calls from you or Gretchen after hours. I couldn't believe how much you cared! You completely turned my divorce experience from one of intense stress and aggravation to one of growth and a feeling of tremendous empowerment. Again, your competence, years of extensive experience, and kindness certainly earned you high marks in my book. I feel so fortunate to have found you. YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE! As it says in the Torah (Bible): "When you save a life, you save a whole world." Anyone who needs a successful and painless divorce experience, would be lucky to have you as their attorney. May G-d grant you the health and strength to continue helping all those in need, as I was. Thanks again for everything. Sincerely, E.B. Brooklyn, New York April 5, 2020
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2020
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I highly recommend my lawyer Scott Tzinberg.
Scott has been my lawyer for years. I went through a difficult divorce with small children and my ex is a trouble maker always causing problems. Scott’s guidance, wisdom, calming nature and support give me the strength to fight for the rights of my children and myself. Because my ex is malicious and always plotting, I tend to have some emergencies and Scott always responds to my call or text. He’s ready with a game plan, good advice and is at my side to protect and speak for us in court. I highly recommend my lawyer to anyone who needs a intelligent and compassionate lawyer who understands the struggle of divorce.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Principal
  • Law Offices of Scott Tzinberg
  • 1996 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • UIC John Marshall Law School
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Member of Illinois Supreme Court on Equality
  • State Of Illinois
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Legal Assistant/Clerk
  • Redina Friedman & Associates
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • Mediation Skills Training For Collaborative Practitioners
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2014
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Jurisdiction retained in IL
  • success: IL retained jurisdiction
  • Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Vacated
  • Finding of Fraud/VAPs vacated
  • Removal to NC
  • Custody and Removal Granted
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Associations

  • Cook County Mediator Program
  • Approved Mediator - Cook County
  • 2015 - Present
  • BJBE Stars
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State of Illinois
  • Notary Public
  • 2014 - Present
  • KTLR
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Chicago
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Chicago
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Contributions
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1997
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • What to Expect in a Divorce Case
  • Divorce
  • 2017
  • Evening Classes
  • The Nuts and Bolts of a Divorce Case
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (26)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a highly skilled attorney in the family law area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is professional, thorough, caring, and dedicated. He is well prepared to advance his client’s interests via his exceptional advocacy, and possesses the skill to focus on the important legal issues so that his client receives the best possible outcome."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Scott is a wonderful mentor in the legal community, as well as an exceptional advocate for his clients. He is hard-working, experienced, and one of the most ethical attorneys I know."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very thorough and ensures that his clients receive the best outcome possible."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Tzinberg. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for many years and any family law matters I receive are immediately referred to Scott because he is the best in the business. A true professional who fights hard for his clients and achieves incredible results."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Scott to be a kind person and patient, thoughtful and very competent attorney. I have been referring family law matters to Scott for years, and would encourage anyone in Chicago or surrounding counties looking for a seasoned attorney to consider him for any basic or complex family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together with Scott on a number of mutual client matters. He is professional, thorough, and caring, yet has the vital ability to focus the client on the important legal issues at hand in a field where emotional issues sometimes distract the client's attention. I have also referred clients to Scott for their divorce or family law matters. Without exception, I have received good feedback from them on the services that Scott provided. I highly recommend this lawyer!"
Child custody Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer!!"
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott has extensive experience handling a wide range of family law matters since he opened his own practice in 1996. He's a wonderful attorney!"
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an excellent family law attorney. He really takes the time to research thoroughly issues applicable to his cases. He really cares about doing a great job for his clients!"
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a top notch divorce and family law attorney. He will not mislead the client and fight what is not winnable to make more fees. His approach is no nonsense, clear cut and straight forward. His experience with trials is phenomenal. I highly recommend Scott."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is the type of lawyer clients look for-- knowledge and skill, but also with heart. He has helped me with pro bono matters, advised on complex motions, and really cares about his clients. I know I refer clients to him and know they will be in good hands."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an approachable, well-connected and no-nonsense family law attorney. Other family law attorneys who have had cases with him have commented to me how knowledgeable and professional he is. I have and will continue to recommend him."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Friend
"Scott is a great attorney who provides excellent representation to his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a very knowledgeable attorney in his field. He works with honesty and integrity for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
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Chicago Child custody Lawyer Scott William Tzinberg
Scott William Tzinberg
Child custody Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 26 years
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