A skilled negotiator and litigator, partner Michael F. Koenigsberger focuses his practice on family law-related matters. Recognized as one of Chicago’s leading lawyers in family law, he has represented hundreds of clients in complex custody and financial issues, prenuptial agreements, paternity cases and domestic relations.

Particularly adept at dealing with high-asset, complex cases, Michael takes pride in working with clients through all phases of the issues they face, from litigating financial aspects to negotiating child custody agreements. He works compassionately and efficiently to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

A graduate of DePaul University School of Law, Michael regularly lectures and serves as faculty at family law seminars and authors family and divorce law articles. In addition to his significant family law experience, he has also litigated in other areas of law including Chancery and Law Division matters. 

  • B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago - 1992
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law - 1995 
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Law Bulletin's "40 Under 40" Attorneys
  • Awarded highest designation AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow and past president of the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Family Law Attorneys 
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Key Financial Changes from SB57 [Illinois’ most recent family law legislation]
  • Scope of Discovery and Ethical Considerations
  • Child Abuse in Family Law Cases
  • Maintenance and Support Issues
  • Retirement Planning Issues in Divorce
  • Ethics of Contempt
  • Issues of Ethics and Malpractice in Divorce
  • Business Valuation, Financial, and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce
  • Different Standards of Value for Valuing Business Entities 

“Starting a divorce case is exactly like starting a new business.  You need strategic planning. Short, medium and long term planning are crucial to achieve the most favorable settlement or trial result.  However, divorce is an emotional process and not always a logical one.  I take great pride in helping clients through both the legal and emotional issues that arise in their cases and in keeping them focused on the ultimate result.”
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