Dina Warner


We never forget that divorce is a family matter with legal consequences, not the other way around.

Dina Warner is a strategic, financially savvy, and zealous advocate for her clients’ interests.

Dina is a seasoned family lawyer with a deep understanding of the pros and cons of the courtroom. She takes a strategic, practical approach to her clients’ cases, whether they involve complex estate plans, closely held family businesses, sophisticated corporate structures, executive compensation, appeals, or premarital agreements.

Prior to joining Berger Schatz in 2003, Dina practiced as a securities litigator for one of the world’s most well-regarded business law firms and as in-house counsel for a premier global financial services company. She leverages her deep knowledge honed over years of experience in commercial litigation, for the benefit of her clients.


Twenty years of litigating cases taught Dina the value to her clients of the flexibility, creativity, and privacy available through alternative dispute resolution. Dina has developed a thriving mediation and collaborative law practice where she combines her superior strategic and financial acumen with a commitment to finding innovative solutions for clients.

Dina understands that alternative dispute resolution  may not be appropriate for every case and some cases may start, but not finish, in an alternative forum. Where litigation is advisable, she provides invaluable direction, and guidance for her clients, and has led litigation teams to some of the firm’s most significant trial and appellate court successes throughout the state.


Dina is a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

She has been continually named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list since 2012 and recognized in the Leading Lawyers network since 2009. Dina has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® list since 2018.

Professional Recognition 

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018 – Present
    • Family Law
    • Collaborative Law: Family Law
    • Family Law: Arbitration
  • Best Lawyers: Chicago’s Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Arbitration, 2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2012 – Present  
  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2009 – Present  

Firm Administration

  • Executive Committee, Member
Dina Warner


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Yale Law School, J.D., 1991

Columbia College of Columbia University, B.A., Linguistics, 1988

Bar Admissions

New York

Professional Leadership

Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Fellow International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Fellow