Michael P. Wittenberg

Family Law

“I’DSW_LLP-EliosPhoto2016-15m fair, I’m honest and I stand by people. I’ve had the same secretary for 25 years. If I say I’m going to represent you, it’s me doing the work, not passing it off to someone else with less experience.”

 Email: mwittenberg@dswklaw.com

Phone: (312) 967-7622




Long recognized as one of Chicago’s best family lawyers, Michael (Mickey) Wittenberg brings 45 years of experience to his practice. With in-depth knowledge of law and precedents, Mickey is a go-to resource for clients facing complex legal matters.
Applying his insight to these complicated family law situations, Mickey is often able to reach favorable, lasting outcomes in issues where other attorneys have failed. Mickey’s business and financial acumen are particularly valuable in divorce cases where the division of assets is a challenging issue.
From high value investment assets and real estate, family owned businesses and professional practices to accumulated debt, illiquid assets and outstanding bills, the valuation and distribution of property can be extremely contentious.  Mickey’s business-minded approach to gaining agreement on these settlements can help both parties move forward in a constructive manner.
Well-versed in applying his skills to pre- and post-nuptial agreements, custody and support arrangements and other key areas of family law, Mickey is an advocate who takes the long-term view of his clients’ best interests and works to advance them in a positive, constructive way.


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
B.S., University of Illinois

Memberships and Honors

Mickey is licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Federal Court.
He has been honored with numerous awards for his legal and advocacy work and was included in the Leading Lawyers network in 2009.

Articles and Speeches

Mickey is a frequent speaker on divorce and family law.


Dean S. Dussias | A. Thomas Skallas | Steven G. Wittenberg | Michael F. Koenigsberger

Judd Fineberg | Alexa Goutos | Christine Harney | Daniel Kessler | Theresa LechnerJames Litzow | Marvin Mendez  Kathleen Opal | Michael Wittenberg | David Zwaska