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
Fax: 847-441-4289
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
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, 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense (20%)

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Paul Chatzky

Admitted: 1983, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completed 19th Judicial Circuit 2016 Child Representative Training CLE-September 21-22, 2016
  • Completed Child Representative training at the Lake County Bar Association CLE course held at the College of Lake County, September, 2014.
  • Approved attorney agent, Professional National Title Network, Inc.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 1983
  • Attended 3rd Annual AFCC Illinois Chapter Conference at DePaul University-November 11, 2016
  • Business Networking International, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge, American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, The John Marshall Law School, November 14, 2010
  • Judge, American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, The John Marshall Law School, November 14, 2010
  • Board of Directors, Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois, Inc., 1998
  • Board of Directors, Congregation B’nai Shalom, 1994–1997
  • Board of Directors, Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1985

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Representative Clients:

  • Bryncorp Concepts Ltd.
  • A.T.N. Inc.
  • TradeGate Finance, Inc.
  • P&G Acquisitions, LLC
  • Grosse Pointe Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Northwest Psychiatric, S.C.
  • ADA Ventures, Inc.
Office Location for Paul Chatzky

790 West Frontage Road, Suite 115
Northfield, IL 60093

Phone: 847-268-3927

Fax: 847-441-4289


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Last Updated: 10/19/2018

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