Each year, Best Lawyers of America© recognizes lawyers with the highest personal feedback to receive special award recognition, named as “Lawyer of the Year”. Only one attorney is Lawyer of the Year in each specific practice area and geographic region, making this recognition a noteworthy honor.
We want to congratulate Berger Schatz Principal Leon Finkel, named 2023 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Family Law Arbitration.
Leon is renowned in Chicago and throughout Illinois for his deep understanding of the issues divorce litigants face. He has successfully represented clients at trial, in arbitration proceedings, and in several notable appeals. Most importantly, Leon strives to settle cases in an amicable and favorable manner for his clients, including through mediation. Leon’s reputation as a litigator enhances his ability to settle cases. He served as the former firm Managing Partner from 2012 to 2022. He is well respected by judges and his peers, evidenced by his recognition for this award.
Having been recognized as a top family law attorney by all organizations which bestow such honors, including by Illinois Leading Lawyers as one of the top 100 attorneys in Illinois (not limited to family law attorneys), has been truly humbling. The true validation comes from clients’ recognition, having done a great job for them through difficult moments in their lives.Leon Finkel
Best Lawyers results are strictly by a peer review process that captures the consensus opinion of leading lawyers in each geographical area and practice. You can learn more about the selection process at bestlawyers.com.