Steven R. Lake

  • Founding Partner





Steven R. Lake has been practicing divorce law for four decades. He concentrates in divorce and family law with extensive experience in cases involving complex custody issues, financial strategies, business valuations, high net worth clients, premarital and post-marital agreements, and contested parentage cases.

Steven R. Lake excels at handling high-profile cases. His clients include sports and media figures, business leaders, physicians, attorneys, and other professionals, as well as spouses of high-net worth individuals. He also represents average people with difficult problems. All of his clients receive the same personal attention that has earned him a reputation for the highest quality of service.

Mr. Lake represents clients all over the country. He regularly works with co-counsel in states where his clients or spouses reside to assist in obtaining the best possible result for the client. Mr. Lake has served twice on the board of the Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has also served on the Family Law counsel of the Illinois State Bar Association and has chaired committees for the American Bar Association and American Trial Lawyers Association.

As a recognized authority, Steven R. Lake is often interviewed by the news media for his opinions on various legal issues. He wrote a popular blog for the Huffington Post, called When the Vows Break. He also had a blog on titled Lake's Take. He hosted a weekly Chicago radio show on WMAQ called Love and the Law.

Mr. Lake has authored numerous articles and nationally published books including:
Hearts & Dollars: How to Beat the High Cost of Falling In and Out of Love, and Rematch: Winning Legal Battles With Your Ex.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1975


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Illinois
    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication