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   3James B. PritikinChicago(312) 621-9700jbpritikin@beermannlaw.comjbpritikin@beermannlaw.comBeermannwww.beermannlaw.comwww.beermannlaw.compritikinjames.jpgFamily LawComplex Family Law LitigationChild CustodyPre- & Post-Nuptial AgreementsClassify & Evaluate AssetLarge Marital Estates
James B.
161 N Clark St Ste 2600
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 621-9700 Fx.(312) 621-0909Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Family Law    Complex Family Law Litigation
    Child Custody
    Pre- & Post-Nuptial Agreements
    Classify & Evaluate Asset
    Large Marital Estates
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Pritikin is widely known throughout Illinois as the consummate professional, specializing in a highly emotional area of the law that requires sensitivity and compassion along with the honed skills of an experienced litigator. He has had extensive experience in all areas of family law litigation, including trial, post-trial matters, appeals, settlement negotiations, and premarital and post-nuptial agreements. He is often appointed to represent children in special cases of highly contentious custody disputes. He is known and respected by the judiciary as a person of intellect and integrity.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Child custody litigation success in proving false memory implanted in child allegedly abused by parent.

Bar Admissions:  
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Federal District Court

Hourly Rate:  $550/hr

Retainer:  Varies by case.

Date of Birth:  1939

Law School:  DePaul University College of Law,JD
Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois

Representative Clients:  
Male and female divorce litigants and their children

Employment History:  
Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP, 2011-present
Nadler, Pritikin & Mirabelli, 1997-2011
Sole practioner, 1988-1997
Sudak, Grubman, Pritikin Rosenthal & Feldman, 1968-1980

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  Certified Fellow, Illinois chapter,1980-present
  Vice president
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
American Bar Association
  Family Law Section, 1980-present
Illinois State Bar Association
  Family Law Section,1980-present
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
  Hearing chairman, 1999-present

Community Involvement:  
Mexican American Youth Athletic Association
Amateur boxing referee and judge
Quinn Park Advisory Council
NFL Alumni Association (Chicago Chapter)

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
2016 Best 100 Lawyers in the State of Illinois
Hispanic-American Labor Council Community Service Award

Published Legal Writing:  
Member of the Chicago Bar Association Committee responsible for drafting the "Level the Playing Field" Statute

Legal Lectures:  
Lecturer - Chicago Bar Association Seminars on Family Law Issues

Lecturer - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Lecturer - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago Chapter

Lecturer and Chair - National Meeting of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers "Changing American Family"

Firm Description:  
Established in 1958 as a small neighborhood law office, Beermann has grown to provide legal counseling and representation for a full range of business and individual needs.

At Beermann, clients are our top priority. We are tough when we need to be, yet our lawyers possess both the compassion and skills necessary to lead clients through various challenges in their personal and professional lives. Our objective is to get to know our clients - establish trust and rapport -not treat them like just another case file. Our lawyers learn what is important to each client and then provide the legal strategy and representation necessary to achieve each client's individualized goals.

We are well known for our trial and appellate practice, which includes complex marital dissolution and business disputes, insurance coverage matters, real estate and construction litigation, professional responsibility actions as well as plaintiffs' personal injury representation. Our transactional practice includes attorneys who handle sophisticated matters involving the purchase and sale of assets, businesses and real estate, as well as counsel clients on business operational and employment issues. Complementing the firm's litigation and transactional capabilities is our estate planning practice which involves personal wealth management and intricate business succession matters.

Beermann is rooted in Chicago and since its beginning, the firm's lawyers have committed themselves to a wide variety of legal, business and community organizational involvement. For example, many of our partners, through their participation in bar association and law school educational activities over the span of more than 40 years, have taught countless attorneys advocacy and client relations skills -- all with the goal of supporting the profession and producing exceptional lawyers. Further, many of the firm's partners have expanded their leadership contributions to business and community activities by serving on corporate, municipal and charitable boards, as well as in other capacities.

Family:  Married with 4 children

Additional Office Locations:  
By appointment only, DuPage County Office
1761 S. Naperville Road
Suite 203
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 690-6800

Prudential Plaza Garage, Millennium Park Garage

Map to Office:   Click here to view map

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