Alan J. Toback

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Lake Toback DiDomenico
 | 33 North Dearborn Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-726-7111
Fax: 312-726-2385
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Alan J. Toback, a founding partner of Lake Toback DiDomenico, has more than 30 years of experience in zealously advocating for his clients in Chicago, Illinois, and throughout the surrounding counties. He focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters, with a special emphasis on high net worth divorces involving complex property division and related issues for celebrities, sports figures, business owners and other high-profile clients.

Mr. Toback pursued his undergraduate studies at what is now known as the University at Albany, State University of New York, and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1979. He then went on to attend The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and was awarded his Juris Doctor with distinction in 1982.

Admitted to practice before all of the state courts of Illinois, Mr. Toback is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Among the many high-profile cases he has handled is the successful defense of a prominent family member of the owners of a drug store chain against her in-laws' attempt to adopt her children. Mr. Toback also played a pivotal role in his representation of a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives by winning the return of his children to Illinois after an alleged wrongful removal of them to another state.

Named by the Chicago Sun-Times as being one of the top 10 divorce lawyers in Chicago, Mr. Toback has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo as well as an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, each the highest that an attorney can receive through those organizations. He is an active participant in several professional groups, including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and The Chicago Bar Association.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Alan Toback

Admitted: 1982, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • One of the Top 10 Divorce Lawyers in Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000
  • Leading Lawyers Network for Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Family Support Enforcement Association, Director-at-Large, 2001-2002
  • Chicago Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter President, 1998-2000
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, Past Chair
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • Illinois, 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Achieving the Goal: Litigation Issues — Business Valuations, Clifton Gunderson L.L.C., Northbrook, Ill, 1998
  • Judge/Evaluator, The National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Division and The John Marshall Law School, 1998
  • Panelist, Trial of a Divorce Case, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association , 1998
  • Effective Solutions: Litigation Issues Valuation Case Law Update, Berger Goldstein & Co., Northbrook, Illinois, 1997
  • Issues Affecting Valuations of Closely Held Corporate Practices and Personal Service Practices — Critical Solutions Litigation Issues, Berger Goldstein & Co., Northbrook, Illinois, 1996
  • Third Party Practice In Custody Cases, AAML DuPage County, 1996
  • Dissipation Current Court Trends; and Tips on Presenting Your Case, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1994
  • Moderator, Family Law Update, Illinois State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1994
  • Zells and Beyond — Business Valuations and Goodwill, Illinois State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, 1994
  • Dissipation Update Recent Cases are Changing The Way Courts Look at Dissipation, The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, 1993
  • Family Law Case Update, Illinois State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, 1993
  • Maintenance Law Update, Illinois State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1992
  • Recent Case Developments, Illinois State Bar Association Mid-year Meeting, 1992
  • Changes to IMDMA May Make it Easier for Spouses to Obtain Maintenance, The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1992
  • Removal: A Historical and Practical Perspective, Illinois Family Law Report, 1992
  • Instructor, Discovery for Matrimonial Lawyer, The Cash Business Finding Income and Assets IICLE, 1991
  • Child Support and The Guidelines, The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, 1991
  • Dissipation of Marital Assets: A Review and Criticism, Illinois Bar Journal, 1991
  • The Great Dissipation Debate, Illinois Chapter — American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1990
  • Domestic Relations: Quick Guide for the Legal Assistant, IICLE, 1989
  • Illinois Family Law Basic Concepts and Special Problems, Paternity Cases, IICLE, 1988
  • Family Law & Practice, Matthew Bender, 1986
  • Refusal to Submit to Paternity Blood-Testing: A Legal Quagmire, Illinois Family Law at 1, 1984
  • Moderator, Attorney/Judge, Business Valuation Panel Discussion
  • Maintenance, Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Handbook


  • In Re: Marriage of Reynolds
  • In Re: Marriage of Walgreen

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Albany
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Office Location for Alan J. Toback

33 North Dearborn Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-726-7111

Fax: 312-726-2385

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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