Paul Feinstein

10 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
United States
Office Phone: 312-346-6392
Member since 2015
Membership Type: IACP



A well known and highly respected Chicago attorney, Paul L. Feinstein has practiced matrimonial and appellate law since 1980, having obtained his JD degree from Emory University (a "Top 20" Law School) in Atlanta, Georgia. He became a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1991. He was admitted to the Appellate Lawyers Association in 2010. He has written about numerous matrimonial law subjects and is currently on the board of editors of the Matrimonial Strategist, a national publication. He has also lectured before several groups on many family law topics. He devotes a great deal of his practice to appellate and constitutional law and in 1993 was successful in overturning Illinois' automatic asset freeze law in the Supreme Court of Illinois. In 2004, he was successful in having the Supreme Court of Illinois declare the Illinois Child Representative Statute unconstitutional. He returned to the Supreme Court of Illinois in 2012 and was again successful, this time overturning an Appellate Court ruling concerning the definition of income for purposes of child support cases. He handles all litigation aspects of family law issues. Due to his appellate experience he also is often called upon to consult in cases which may be going to trial. Paul has received Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory's highest attorney rating, "AV" and is listed by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America. Paul Feinstein is on the Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Relations Division's list of court-approved mediators for both financially related issues and custody related issues. He is also court-approved to be appointed as child representative, guardian ad litem and attorney for children in contested parenting, custody, removal (relocation) and visitation disputes. Paul has become trained in Collaborative Divorce because after decades of seeing the damage done to families by litigated divorce and the uncertainties inherent in that process, he sees the collaborative method as a respectful, healing option to resolve a case.

License(s): Illinois ; Illinois State Bar Association Georgia ; State Bar of Georgia

Undergraduate Education

Tulane University
BA — 1977

Professional Education

Emory University
J.D. — 1980