STEVEN G. WITTENBERG

STEVEN G. WITTENBERG

PARTNER | FAMILY LAW
With a strong background in forensic accounting and finance, Steve Wittenberg brings to his clients a unique insight into the financial aspects of divorce, including business valuation and the tracing of hidden funds.

Taking a pragmatic approach to family law, Steve works with clients to achieve the best possible resolution in the most efficient manner.  His careful, measured approach to addressing conflict and advocating for his clients’ interests often brings about negotiated settlements that avoid costly and time-consuming litigation while still achieving desired results.

When it is necessary to go to court, Steve is an adept and savvy counsel, with long experience in Chicago, as well as in greater Cook, Will, DuPage, and Kankakee County courts.  Steve’s deep understanding of family law enables him to present substantive, compelling arguments that advance his clients’ interests without creating additional conflict or drama.  His aim in litigation is to yield positive, lasting results that enable both parties to move forward without further dispute.

Steve began his legal career as a Hollywood talent agent, but found himself missing the more down-to-earth quality of life in the Midwest.  He returned to Chicago and joined the family law practice of his father, Michael Wittenberg, where he quickly discovered a passion for both the business and personal aspects of helping clients protect their financial interests while moving forward in their private lives.

EDUCATION
  • B.A., University of Illinois
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
AWARDS
  • Super Lawyers, 2007, 2011 – 2016
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Past Vice President and active member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • A Fellow to the Academy’s Illinois chapter in 2003, the youngest person ever to be so recognized
  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Federal Court
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • Frequent speaker on the financial aspects of divorce for the Illinois Continuing Legal Education group and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

“Quite often when people come into my office for a first meeting, they’re feeling lost and fearful.  It means a lot that I can help get people through the fear and get back to where they need to be to make good decisions for themselves.”
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