Andrew D. Eichner,Principal

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Education

Loyola University of Chicago
School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980

Duke University, A.B.,
magna cum laude, 1977

Andrew D. Eichner is a highly experienced and widely respected family law attorney who has been with Berger Schatz since 1988, and has been a partner since 1996. In addition to practicing matrimonial and family law, Mr. Eichner also practices collaborative law and is a court-certified mediator.

Mr. Eichner is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association (Family Law Section) and the Chicago Bar Association. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Illinois Chapter) and a fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. Mr. Eichner was also invited to join the prestigious Nextlaw Global Referral Network, a highly selective lawyer to lawyer referral network instituted by Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. Mr. Eichner has been continually named to the Leading Lawyers Network since 2003 and has earned a peer rating of BV® Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell®. He was also selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers since 2006. In 2013, Mr. Eichner was named to the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers. Mr. Eichner was also selected by his peers for inclusion on The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 and 2016.

A regularly published author, Mr. Eichner has written numerous articles on topics ranging from discovery and expert testimony to domestic violence. He lectures on family and matrimonial law and has served on the faculty of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Illinois State Bar Association. While in law school, he was an editor of the Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal. In 2013, Mr. Eichner was named a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII).

Bar Admissions

Mr. Eichner is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Gifts Carry a Price When it Come to Child Support,” Family Law Bulletin, 2006

“Who Ever Said Fair Market Value,” International Financial Law Review 66, 2006

“How to Negotiate and Draft Premarital, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements,” Panel Moderator, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1998

“Discovery in Family Law Cases,” Family Law Handbook, Illinois State Bar Association, 1995

“Handling Complaints under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act,” 79 Illinois Bar Journal 296, June 1991

“Automatic Injunctions in Divorce Cases,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Sept. 17, 1991

“Overview of Illinois Domestic Violence Act,” Panel Moderator, Illinois State Bar Association, December 1989