University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2002
University of Texas-Austin, B.A., 1999
Brian J. Blitz represents clients in all aspects of family law.
In September 2010, Mr. Blitz was named one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. From 2009 through 2013, Mr. Blitz was selected for inclusion in the list of Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers.
Mr. Blitz is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. He is currently the co-chair of the American Bar Association Marital Property Committee.
Mr. Blitz is admitted to practice in Illinois.
“Should Your Client Remain Silent?” with Patrick Emerson, Family Advocate, Spring 2011
“Dissipation: Should Timing be a Factor?” Georgia Family Law Review, Spring 2009; also published in Chicago Law Bulletin, June 2006
“Marital Property in Illinois,” American Bar Association Family Law Section Online Resource Center, available online at http://www.abanet.org/.
“Developing Income Information from a Schedule C and as a Shareholder of a Closely Held Corporation,” with Barry A. Schatz, American Bar Association CLE Conference, Spring 2005
“Retainers and Client Trust Accounts,” Author’s Note, Illinois Practice of Family Law, 2005 Ed
Panelist on CLE regarding Premarital Agreements, Chicago Bar Association Estate Planning Division, December 2011
“Dissipation of Marital Assets – Thinking About Slime,” moderator, ABA Family Law Section, Fall 2011
“The Intersection of Death and Divorce,” moderator, ABA Family Law Section, Spring 2010
“Estate and Gift Tax Issues Related to Transfers Incident to Separation or Divorce,” moderator, CLE, ABA Family Law Section Meeting, Spring 2009
“Prenuptial Agreements — Intersection Between Divorce and Estate Planning,” Chicago Bar Association Estate Planning Section, April 2007
Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Board Member, 2009 to present
JUF Young Leadership Division Law Student Mentor, 2010
Children’s Memorial Hospital Medical Research Foundation Young Professionals Board Member, 2008-2009