Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney

Berger Schatz LLP, one of the most preeminent matrimonial law firms in the nation, with offices in Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Associate Attorney.   

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage cases in Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties
  • Maintain client relationships and confidentiality
  • Appear in court at pretrial conferences, hearings, trials and prove ups
  • Draft pleadings, Marital Settlement Agreements, Final Allocation Judgments and Parenting Plans, pretrial memorandum, and correspondence
  • Attend and participate in depositions, client meetings and settlement conferences
  • Review and analyze documents relative to assets, liabilities, income and expenses
  • Manage client relationships and communication
  • Perform legal research and writing
  • Advise clients and negotiate with opposing counsel
  • Collaborate with fellow attorneys regarding settlement and trial strategies


  • Illinois Bar License
  • Three (3) – six (6) years’ experience in civil litigation, domestic relations experience
  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills
  • Experience interacting with clients directly
  • Ability to assess, prioritize, problem solve and execute multiple assignments in a high volume and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Self-starting, intrapreneurial mindset, with desire to grow and learn


  • Hybrid workplace- blend of in person and remote work environment
  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, Long Term Disability, Long Term Care, Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 401K

If this opportunity interests you, please forward your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to