Jason L. Hurst

Partner

   

“I am the steady hand that guides you through the storm that is litigation. I provide clients with thoughtful pragmatic legal advice with an eye toward the calm after the storm.”

About Jason L. Hurst

Mr. Hurst has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for more than a decade, handling matters relating to divorce, custody (parental responsibility), child support, visitation (parenting time), and the preparation of premarital and post-nuptial agreements. During this time, Mr. Hurst has had the pleasure of representing many current and former professional athletes, members of the media, Grammy award-winning artists and pillars of Chicago’s business and civic communities. 

Mr. Hurst’s legal representation has always been premised upon empathy, attention to detail and depth and breadth of legal knowledge and acumen.

Mr. Hurst has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for more than a decade, handling matters relating to divorce, custody (parental responsibility), child support, visitation (parenting time), and the preparation of premarital and post-nuptial agreements. During this time, Mr. Hurst has had the pleasure of representing many current and former professional athletes, members of the media, Grammy award-winning artists and pillars of Chicago’s business and civic communities. 

Mr. Hurst’s legal representation has always been premised upon empathy, attention to detail and depth and breadth of legal knowledge and acumen. Mr. Hurst has for many years been acknowledged by his peers as one of the most astute Family Law attorneys in Chicago. Mr. Hurst has been voted by his peers as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2017 (a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40); Mr. Hurst has been voted by his peers as an Emerging Lawyer in the area of Family Law by Leading Lawyers Network every year since 2015 (a designation reserved for the top 2% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40); and, most recently, Mr. Hurst was voted by his peers as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America©. 

However, perhaps most important to his clients is the attention, care and responsiveness that Mr. Hurst brings to every case and every client. No matter how large or small the case, Mr. Hurst treats every client as if they are his only client.

  • J.D., Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Grand Valley State University, 2005
  • Illinois, 2009

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America© in Family Law (2021)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2017-2020)
  • Leading Lawyers – Emerging Lawyers (2015-2020)
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2016, 2019)
  • Expert Network – Distinguished Lawyer (2017)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys – Top 10 Under 40 (2017)
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best Family Law Attorney (2017)
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine – Top 10 Family Law Attorney (2017)
  • The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 (2016)
  • Chicago Defender – Men Of Excellence Award (2015)
  • C.A.T., Inc. – Most Distinguished Men Of Illinois (2015)
  • Fifth Third Bank – Empower U Event: Protecting Your Home with Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements 2018
  • IICLE – 59th Annual Estate Planning Short Course, Family Law Issues for Estate Planners 2016
  • National Business Institute – Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law (Assisted) 2015
  • National Business Institute – Clarifying the Confusion on Contempt (Assisted) 2015
  • “Worry-Free Divorce: Leading Divorce Professionals Speak” (Co-Author) eBook 2018

Best in the Business!

Posted by Jamir
August 18, 2020

Jason is a pure professional from start to finish, he listens to what his client is looking to accomplish and has a action plan to get it done. He was able to adjust with Covid restrictions and make the proactive steps to get things done! I am completely satisfied with my experience, so much so I will refer anybody to him that is in a similar situation that I was in. I wouldn’t look anywhere other than right here to get the results you are looking for!

Savior!

Posted by J.P.
June 6, 2020

Attorney Hurst is by far the most amazing lawyer I have ever read about, worked with, and recommend. He is beyond prompt, extremely knowledgeable of the legal system and never swayed from my priority. One thing that is simply extraordinary, is his ability to comfort and soothe any and all questions/concerns without making you feel like a bother. He made himself available at all hours of any day. I experienced a very traumatic situation and he is the reason I will always feel relieved and accomplished, knowing he will always be present at a time of crisis. He has incredible reviews and to now add my own- I can only hope each person who comes across his contact information doesn’t hesitate to retain his talents and abilities. Attorney Hurst is simply a blessing and I wish many others will reach out to him and realize there is truly nobody better to represent them. From minor to most challenging cases, he is the only Lawyer I will ever choose.

Stellar

Posted by Gabrielle
March 10, 2019

I remember talking with Jason for the first time. I was talking a mile a minute, I was frustrated, angry, and literally sad for society. I was coming into direct first-hand knowledge of how unhealthy we are as a society. I was firing my first attorney and needed someone dynamic. My case wasn’t about who was paying for braces and college, I had learned that the father of my children was involved and had knowledge of a sexual predator touching at least one of our children. This was a case about keeping my children safe from someone who already repeatedly and with acknowledgement violated our children and their safety. Jason listened to me, and then he silenced me. Now you may think that’s bad, it isn’t. What I needed was someone who could hear me, think quick, have as much passion or more then me AND be able to put me in check if needed to remove my emotions so that he could artfully translate all of that into a executable document. From that moment I knew I had found my attorney. Jason had the task of going back and trying to undo what had been done and not done by the previous attorney and my children’s attorney. Jason had to fight for me to get therapists involved, transitions plans, protocols, hard stops in place. At every single turn he got me what I felt necessary for my children’s protection. At every single turn he was winning this for us. At the end Jason Hurst won the safety of my children. When he called me in December to tell me all the documents were signed, we were going to avoid trial all I could do was cry. For the first time I was able to breathe in two years. Breath is a gift we often forget to be thankful for…not me Ask me why you should invest the money into hiring Jason Hurst…my response is you cannot afford not to. Your health and your family is all that matters. You most certainly need an intellectually gifted attorney who can play against the best. JASON DOES THAT. You will need an attorney who will listen to you without judgement, sexism, classism. You will need an attorney who isn’t blinded by the nonsense and can see clearly what is happening JASON DOES THAT. You will need an attorney who will make time and space for every question you have no matter how many times you ask them. JASON DOES THAT. You will want an attorney who can talk to all parties with a calmness that makes people either rise to the occasion or yield to his professionalism, character and style. JASON DOES THAT. You will want an attorney that wins. JASON DOES THAT. Oh yeah in case you didn’t know Jason Hurst is a super attorney. Jason is so humble that he shrugs that off. What that means is not only do clients think he’s amazing and that he has a high success rate, his peers feel the same way about him as his clients! What type of psychological power do you think that gives you with him on your team. Now write the check and let him handle it. You will breathe better!

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