Matthew A. Kirsh

Top rated Family Law attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Kirsh & Associates, Ltd.
Matthew A. Kirsh
Kirsh & Associates, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1989

Education: University of Illinois College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Kirsh & Associates, Ltd.

211 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Matthew A. Kirsh is a family law attorney and mediator at Kirsh & Associates in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Kirsh has over 30 years of legal experience and handles family law matters such as divorce, custody and child support, representing clients in downtown Chicago and the Chicagoland metropolitan area.

Committed to achieving the best possible results for his clients, Mr. Kirsh uses alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation to help guide his clients to the best resolution to their issues. He is an adept at negotiating successful outcomes, and when negotiation fails to achieve the desired result, he is prepared to litigate on behalf of his clients in a courtroom.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Kirsh has received recognition for his accomplishments in the legal profession by groups including Leading Lawyers. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the vice chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council and an editor of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section newsletter.

Additionally, Mr. Kirsh is a former investigator for the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee and has served as chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Family Law Committee. Prior to founding Kirsh & Associates, he spent over a decade in private practice with another Chicago-based law firm. He has concentrated his practice exclusively on family law since 1992.

Mr. Kirsh received a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Illinois state courts.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1989, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Editor, ISBA Family Law Newsletter from 2006 to 2013 and from 2016 to the present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2015-2016
  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Family Law Committee
  • Investigator, Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Illinois, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Recipient, Super Lawyer
  • Recipient, Leading Lawyer

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Matt is a highly experienced, intelligent attorney that cares about his clients and puts much effort into achieving the best outcomes for his clients. His focus on making the divorce process as quick and reasonable as possible for his clients is admirable.”

“Exceptional attorney.”

“Outstanding attorney. He is dedicated to his clients, compassionate to their situation and highly knowledgeable in all aspects of family law.”

“Matt is always prepared, diligent and detailed-oriented. While he strongly advocates for his client(s), he is reasonable and easy to work with. Matt is aware that family law related issues take a toll on the parties, so he ensures the process moves along as quickly and as smoothly as possible.”

Office location for Matthew A. Kirsh

211 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-605-1718


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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Top 100: Illinois Super Lawyers: 2019, 2022

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