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Matthew A. Kirsh

Intelligent, compassionate and creative are words Matt Kirsh’s colleagues freely use to describe him.  While Matt is an experienced trial lawyer, it takes much more than technical proficiency to be an effective family law attorney.  A quality divorce lawyer must also be able to understand his clients’ problems and to understand the emotional and human nature of the issues faced by people going through a divorce.  At the same time, however, a good lawyer navigates the most direct path to a fair resolution of his client’s case.  Matt possesses a tremendous ability to be simultaneously understanding and effective.

Matt has been practicing as an attorney since 1989 and specializing in family law since 1992.  His past experience as a divorce lawyer includes five plus years of working with his father at Kirsh & Berman, Ltd, three years of solo practice, eleven years as a partner at Colky & Kirsh, Ltd.

Most divorce cases involve both financial and child related issues.  Matt has earned the respect of the judiciary and is frequently appointed to represent children in contested custody cases.  As a well-rounded lawyer, he also has successfully handled cases with complex financial issues involving closely held businesses, stock options, and income tax consequences.

Matt received both his undergraduate (1986) and law (1989) degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is Secretary of the Family Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association and served as Editor of the ISBA Family Law Newsletter from 2006 to 2013.  He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and in the past has served as an investigator for the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee and the former Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Matt was born in Chicago in 1964 and has been married since 1989.  He and his wife are the parents of two boys and two girls.  As a husband and father of four, he has excellent insight into the problems and challenges faced by today’s families.

Matt is recognized by his peers as both a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer.

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Samuel Czervionke

Samuel is an associate attorney with Kirsh & Associates, Ltd., where he practices exclusively in the area of domestic relations law. Samuel first started at Kirsh & Associates, Ltd. as a law clerk in 2012 and continued in this role through law school until his admission to the Illinois Bar in the spring of 2016, at which time he transitioned into the position of associate attorney.

Samuel is a native of Lombard, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Business.

After graduation, Samuel went on to earn his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2016. While in law school, Samuel was on the Dean’s Honor List and received the CALI Award for the highest grade in Legal Research & Writing III and Commercial Law: Payment Systems. Additionally, Samuel earned a Certificate in Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution, and received his mediation certification with Chicago’s Center for Conflict Resolution.

Samuel’s career goal is to combine his background in psychology with his legal education in order to help people through a difficult period in their lives. He believes that his role as “counselor-at-law” is as important as his role as attorney-at-law.

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