Karen Pinkert-Lieb

Karen Pinkert-Lieb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | 200 North LaSalle Street, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-609-5514
Fax: 312-641-6361
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Karen Pinkert-Lieb is an attorney and senior partner with the matrimonial law firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.  Her courtroom skills and ability to resolve difficult issues have brought her extensive recognition.  Ms. Pinkert-Lieb was recently chosen the #1 female divorce attorney in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network, as well as one of the top 10 female attorneys in all areas of consumer practice.  She is one of only 25 Illinois matrimonial lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America.  Karen chaired the Family Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association and worked extensively on family law legislation.  Ms. Pinkert-Lieb has successfully litigated and settled many cases involving complex financial and custody issues.  She also has significant experience in preparing and negotiating premarital agreements.  Karen has received an AV designation by Martindale-Hubbell for having the highest possible ratings in both legal ability and ethical standards and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.

    About Karen Pinkert-Lieb

    Admitted: 1993, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sdflaw.com/team/detail/karen-pinkert-lieb/bio

    Honors/Awards:

    • Family Law Lawyer of the Year in Chicago by The Best Lawyers in America #1 Female Divorce attorney in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network (2010-2018)Top 10 Women Litigators in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network Top 10 Women Lawyer in Illinois in All Areas of Law by Leading Lawyers Network Top 10 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law by Super LawyersTop 10 Attorney by American Institute of Family Law AttorneysFellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of AmericaMartindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chairman, Family Law Section of Illinois State Bar Association (2004); Illinois State Bar Associations; American Bar Associations

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker:  Discovery in Divorce Litigation, ISBA Annual Meeting (2000); Illinois Premarital Agreement Act, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, (March/May 1999);  Use of the New Discovery Rules in Divorce Proceedings, ISBA Minority and Women Seminar (May 1997);  Leveling the Playing Field, ISBA Minority and Women Seminar (May 1998);  Ethics in Domestic Relations Law Firms, ISBA Annual Meeting (1996). Coordinator and Moderator:  ISBA Family Law Updates (2001-2002);  ISBA Family Law 101 (2002). Published:  Client Management and Education, Family Law Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2003, 2008); Appeals Court Ruling Imperils Unallocated Supporty Payment, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (December 2000);  Ask the Experts, Divorce Magazine (March 2001); Aspatore Publishing - "Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Illinois", 2011 Ed.; "Divorce Among Professional Women", featured in The Legal Balance's newsletter, (August 2010); frequent contributor to Family Law Topics Blog.

    Educational Background:

    • Chicago-Kent College of Law/IIT, J.D.with honors (1993); University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (1989)
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    Office Location for Karen Pinkert-Lieb

    200 North LaSalle Street
    30th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

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    Last Updated: 9/21/2019

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