Jason G. Adess


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Jason Adess is an experienced and respected divorce lawyer skilled at attaining positive outcomes for his clients under difficult circumstances. 

Motivated by the complex challenges his clients face, Jason Adess is a rigorous, fair, and passionate advocate. As a Principal Attorney at Berger Schatz family law firm, he provides clients with well-studied expertise and representation knowing that the winning solution for his clients lies in conscious restraint. He brings a keen understanding of what is inside and outside the clients’ control within the divorce process, capitalizing on opportunities for clients and adapting to the nuances that emerge as cases progress.


Flexible and exacting, Jason approaches each case with compassion and a strategy derived from a deep understanding of his clients’ needs. The winning solution for his clients lies in conscious restraint, with the goal of negotiating and advantageous settlement. If going to court becomes the best option based on facts and personalities involved, he is a seasoned litigator with a track record of success.

That’s a hallmark of his work: results-oriented adaptability. This gets his clients better results. He has successfully represented clients in trials and appeals on a wide range of issues, from valuation and distribution of assets, to child custody and visitation matters, always done with attentiveness to a client’s needs.


Jason Adess is an active participant in the local and national legal community and speaks frequently before legal and professional associations and to law students on issues relating to matrimonial and family law.

Professional Recognition 

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 – Present  
    • Family Law
    • Family Law: Mediation
    • Family Law: Arbitration
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    • Super Lawyers, 2012 – Present 
    • Rising Stars, 2008 – 2009  
  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2004 – Present
  • Forty Under 40, Law Bulletin Media, 2008  
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Firm Administration

  • Executive Committee, Member
Jason Adess


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DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1995

University of Maryland, B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions


United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Leadership

Chicago Bar Association, Member Illinois Bar Association, Member