Lindsay J. Margolis

Partner

   

“Family law attorneys oftentimes have to juggle many moving parts to their clients’ legal proceedings.  Clients appreciate my attention to detail and analysis of the potential impact that one decision might have on another moving part throughout their case.”

About Lindsay J. Margolis

Lindsay Margolis practices in the areas of divorce and family law, including premarital and postnuptial agreements, child support, child custody, visitation, maintenance, and property valuation and division. She also provides counsel on orders of protection, adoption, grandparent visitation rights, parentage matters, and post-divorce issues such as enforcement and modification of judgments.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Margolis was an associate attorney at a boutique family law practice. She was  was named a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2015 to 2018, and was named a Leading Lawyer in 2019 and 2020, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of all Illinois attorneys under 40.

Dedicated to public service and being an active member of the legal community, Ms. Margolis provides one-on-one mentorship to female Chicago-Kent College of Law students through the school’s Society of Women in Law Mentors program. Additionally, she served on the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Executive Council for the first eight years of her legal career, starting as a Special Project Coordinator and advancing to the role of Director from 2016 to 2019. During her tenure, she received the CBA’s Rising Star Award for a YLS Leader with Exceptional Promise.

Outside of legal work, Ms. Margolis is the Co-Chair of the Downtown Division of NA’AMAT USA’s Greater Chicago Council. NA’AMAT is a global organization that fundraises for and provides legal, social, educational, and vocational services to women and children in Israel. Additionally, she participates on the Preschool Parents Committee at Chicago Sinai Preschool where her three-year-old daughter attends.

Throughout law school, Ms. Margolis clerked at various domestic relations firms in the Loop, including Beermann LLP, and for Chicago-Kent’s distinguished Family Law Clinic. She received the prestigious CALI award for academic excellence in both Trial Advocacy and Mediation. Ms. Margolis was also on the Dean’s List from Fall 2008 through Spring 2010.

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2010
  • B.A., Emory University, 2007
  • Illinois, 2010

“Lindsay was outstanding to work with. I wanted a more collaborative approach to my divorce however knew I might possibly need to shift gears and get in the mud. Lindsay was incredibly informative of my options, made sure I understood each step of the way what I was agreeing to or fighting. And while she has great command of collaborative law, I could sense the fire in her that gave me great confidence that should I have to go into litigation I was still in great hands with her. Lindsay is incredibly professional, responsive and thoughtful. I highly recommend her and would use her again.”


“Lindsay was a great sounding board and advisor during the process of executing my pre-nuptial agreement. She was fighting for my best interests throughout the whole process, and went above and beyond to provide exceptional services. As we were leaving the pre-nup signing my now husband said, “I wish I had hired your lawyer.”


“I retained Lindsay (by referral) after severing ties with a different attorney (I wasn’t pleased with responsiveness / progress being made). From the get go, I felt like Lindsay was on my ‘team’ and in my corner. That did not stop, even after divorce was final. Lindsay fought hard for me and never backed-down to the opposition. Thank you Lindsay!”


“Lindsay was my rock during my divorce. She calmed me down, empowered me, and continuously answered my questions at every turn. She helped me understand legal terminology and guided me through my divorce with honesty and grace.”

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