Paul L. Feinstein balances a thoroughly up-to-date knowledge of the law with a genuine desire to help people achieve the best possible outcome.
When choosing a lawyer for your divorce case, it’s important to pick one whose first priority is the client. Credentials aside, your lawyer’s objectives should be to understand what’s in your best interests, to be honest about what you can realistically expect, and to work efficiently towards the best possible outcome.
Paul Feinstein, one of Illinois’ most respected and successful lawyers, knows this. “I am result-oriented,” Feinstein stresses. “Rather than let your ego control the way you run a case, you have to leave your ego at the door and think about the client.”
Since 1980, Feinstein has practiced family law. With an educational background in psychology and sociology, he strongly believes that a divorce lawyer must understand people and their priorities as well as law. “I have been told I am a good listener,” he says. His late father, world-renowned child psychiatrist Sherman Feinstein, influenced his personal style. “My father could figure out what people needed and offer practical help,” he remembers. “I tell people that, as impossible as it seems, they’ll get through the process and develop strengths they never realized they had.”
But an attorney also has to adapt to the constantly evolving law. Feinstein not only stays up to date, he also changed the law himself when he overturned Illinois’ automatic domestic-relations asset-freeze law in the state Supreme Court in 1993. Then in 2004, he was successful in having the Supreme Court of Illinois declare the Illinois Child Representative Statute unconstitutional. He returned to the Supreme Court of Illinois in 2012 and was again successful, this time overturning an Appellate Court ruling concerning the definition of income for purposes of child support cases. Feinstein’s expertise is so widely respected that many matrimonial lawyers call him to solicit advice.
Combining wide knowledge with deep concern for his clients’ welfare, Feinstein achieves results by doing what needs to be done to win cases. “I’ve been known to come up with creative solutions,” he adds.
It’s no wonder that Feinstein has a great reputation. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1991 and was selected as a Leading American Attorney. He also was selected to join the Appellate Lawyers Association in 2010. He has published numerous articles on family law and been a speaker at the Chicago Bar Association’s training programs; he has also spoken at Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education programs.
Feinstein considers being result-oriented as one of his greatest strengths. “When you know you’ve done a great job – and the client knows it, too – that gives you a great feeling,” he says.
For more information or to book a consultation, contact:
Paul L. Feinstein
10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1420, Chicago, IL 60603-1078
Phone: (312) 346-6392
Fax: (312) 346-0810
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