Respected For Experience, Integrity And Results

David M. Stein

David M. Stein

  • Founding Partner


Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements


David M. Stein is the founder and partner of this boutique matrimonial firm established in 1989. He has acquired nearly forty years of experience providing guidance to high net worth clients and handling extremely sensitive and complex financial and custody cases. He represents individuals in all aspects of divorce litigation, including valuation, disposition of substantial business interests, maintenance, child support, and child-related matters involving decision making and parenting time. Mr. Stein has represented doctors, lawyers, and business owners from some of the most prestigious families in Chicago and has developed customized strategies to address each client's unique set of circumstances with the goal of maximizing financial results and protection of his client's interests. There is no fact pattern too complicated to be handled by Mr. Stein. Each case is uniquely managed with professionalism, expertise, attention to detail and responsiveness. Mr. Stein has lectured on family law topics to organizations including the IICLE, Illinois State Bar Association and the America Board of Vocational Experts on the subject of vocational experts in matrimonial litigation. He is a graduate of Tulane University and DePaul University College of Law.


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1983
  • Tulane University
    • Bachelor of Science - 1980
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Published Works

  • Co-author of “Discovery.” Illinois Family Law: Preliminary Considerations in Dissolution Actions. Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), 1998-2015 revised edition.


  • “Leading Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” in Illinois

Classes & Seminars

  • Illinois Child Custody Practice, llinois Institute for Continuing Legal, 1988
  • The Vocational Expert and Divorce Litigation, American Board of Vocational Experts, 1998
  • How to Attack Valuations of a Closely Held , ISBA Family Law Section, 1999
  • Illinois Family Law: Preliminary Considerations in Dissolution Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2001 - 2015

Past Positions

  • Kaufman & Litwin, Associate, 1983 to 1986
  • Kaufman, Litwin & Stein, Partner, 1986 to 1989