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Paul Chatzky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Northfield, IL

Law Offices of Paul Chatzky
790 West Frontage Road, Suite 115
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: 847-268-3927
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

As founder of the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky and in practice for over thirty years, Mr. Chatzky works to resove complex contested divorce litigation and family law cases that routinely involve issues of paternity, custody (allocation of parental decision making responsibilities and parenting time), visitation, parenting time, child support, spousal support, division or allocation of assets, as well as post-decree modification and enforcement disputes. Mr. Chatzky's experience in criminal defense enables him to zealously advocate for clients facing domestic battery charges in criminal court or who require an Order of Protection in domestic violence court.

Mr. Chatzky's practice incorporates Lake and Cook counties, incorporating municipalities that include Chicago, Northfield, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, Winnetka, Wheeling, Skokie, Palatine, Schaumburg, Tinley Park, Des Plaines, Deerfield, Glencoe, Techny, Park Ridge, Glenview, Elk Grove Village, Long Grove, Highland Park, Golf and Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Mr. Chatzky earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, where he was a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

With knowledge, insight and over 30 years of experience helping families resolve important and life-altering disputes, Mr. Chatzky's North Shore practice is committed to afford its clients personalized attention and a more client-focused experience. 

Mr. Chatzky is fluent in both English and Spanish, enabling him to represent clients from a variety of backgrounds. Reflective of his efforts both in and out of the courtroom over the years, Mr. Chatzky has received the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1983, Mr. Chatzky remains active in the legal community. He holds memberships with The Illinois State Bar Association, The Lake County Bar Association, and The Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Chatzky has served as an instructor or guest speaker for several programs and is an approved attorney agent for Professional National Title Network. He presented at an ISBA Family Law CLE Seminar and was honored to serve as a Judge for an American Bar Association Negotiation Competition held at the John Marshall Law School.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

About Paul Chatzky

First Admitted: 1983, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Congregation B’nai Shalom, 1994–1997
  • Judge, American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, The John Marshall Law School, November 14, 2010
  • Board of Directors, Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1985
  • Judge, American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, The John Marshall Law School, November 14, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Instructor, Roosevelt University LAP Program
  • Instructor, Century 21 Real Estate Academy
  • Guest speaker, Jewish Vocational Services
  • Presentor, "A Child Custody Trial", Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section CLE Seminar, October 10-11, 2013

Representative Clients

  • Bryncorp Concepts Ltd.
  • Grosse Pointe Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • A.T.N. Inc.
  • Northwest Psychiatric, S.C.
  • TradeGate Finance, Inc.
  • ADA Ventures, Inc.


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Completed the 19th Judicial Circuit and Lake County Bar Association's Child Representative/Guardian Ad Litem Training Seminar on October 4 and October 5, 2018., 2018
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Attended 3rd Annual AFCC Illinois Chapter Conference at DePaul University-November 11, 2016
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member
  • Illinois, 1983
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Completed 19th judicial circuit and Lake County Bar Association's Child Representative/Guardian Ad Litem Training Seminar on October 4, 2018 and October 5, 2018., 2019
  • Approved attorney agent, Professional National Title Network, Inc.
  • Completed Child Representative training at the Lake County Bar Association CLE course held at the College of Lake County, September, 2014.
  • Completed 19th Judicial Circuit 2016 Child Representative Training CLE-September 21-22, 2016
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Office Location for Paul Chatzky

790 West Frontage Road, Suite 115
Northfield, IL 60093

Phone: 847-268-3927

Last Updated: 6/24/2022

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