|Advisory Board Member|
| Litigator: Yes|
| Practice Description: |
Mr. Heidelberger has concentrated his practice in family law for over 30 years. Throughout his legal career, he has represented clients in a variety of cases, from jury trials in personal injury and commercial litigation to real estate closings, the preparation of wills, and, most importantly, all phases of family law matters. Mr. Heidelberger's family law experience includes:
Over the years he has represented both men and women in the prosecution and defense of family law issues and has worked to build long-term relationships with his clients. Many of the issues associated with divorce continue after the divorce is final, and his clients return to him for modifications, enforcement of court orders, and other post-divorce legal problems.
The cornerstone of Mr. Heidelberger's legal philosophy is maintenance of quality relationships with the people he serves. He treats his clients with integrity and respect for their needs, goals, and objectives. He aims to deliver intelligent legal representation that includes regular honest and open communication with individuals facing the challenges of family conflict.
U.S. District Court, Northern District, Illinois 1966
Hourly Rate: $300-400/hour
Retainer: Varies depending upon issues and complexity
Year of Birth: 1942
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1966
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, B.S. political science and history, 1964
Mr. Heidelberger has tried many cases representing both men and women, achieving successful results. Ethical considerations, including attorney-client priviledge, constrain Mr. Heidelberger from providing clients' names. His clients have come from the following backgrounds:
corporate officers and executives
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
With more than 50 years of experience helping people deal with the complex emotional, legal, and financial issues associated with family law, the attorneys of the Law Offices of Elliot Heidelberger have become one of the leading family law and divorce law firms in Chicago and its northwest suburbs.
We represent men, women, and children throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and operate two offices for clients' convenience. One is in Hanover Park, just ten miles west of O'Hare International Airport. The other is in downtown Chicago just one block from Cook County's central courthouse, The Daley Center.
Practice Group Description:
Mr. Heidelberger began his practice in the area of jury trials, giving him a sound basis for all litigation, of which family law is certainly a part. Over the years, he has applied his trial skills to the area of family law. While capable of litigating on behalf of his clients, he is also skilled in negotiating and determining when it is in his client's best interest to resolve the case outside the courtroom. He has extensive experience in all areas of family law, including division of property, child custody, removal of children from Illinois, enforcement and modification of divorce judgments, orders of protection and restraining orders, adoption, and parentage cases. Recently, Mr. Heidelberger has expanded his practice to include mediation of disputed family law matters.
Mr. Heidelberger was married in 1964 and has two adult children, with children of their own. Divorced in 1987 and remarried in 1990, he has one stepson. Both his son and his stepson are attorneys, at Winston & Strawn and Kirkland & Ellis, respectively. He is the proud grandfather of six boys.
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