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.
AV Preeminent® Attorney - Judicial Edition, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
Illinois Super Lawyers, 2007, 2011 – 2020
Leading Lawyer, 2021
B.A., University of Illinois
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
Former Vice President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Active Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Youngest Fellow recognized to the Academy's Illinois Chapter (2003)
Licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Federal Court
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