We’re changing the way divorce and family law are practiced.

Stern Perkoski Mendez is a boutique divorce and family law firm in Evanston, Chicago, Lake Forest and Oak Brook. Our divorce lawyers and estate planning attorneys represent clients in divorce litigation, high net worth divorce, negotiated divorce settlements, attorney-assisted mediation, collaborative law, child support, alimony, sole and joint custody, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, estate planning and asset protection. We also offer a full array of immigration law services, and can represent you in both family-based and employment-based immigration cases.

What Makes Us Different

We understand that most of our clients never expected to have to hire a lawyer—much less a divorce and family law firm.

That’s why we take the responsibility of being your divorce lawyer so seriously and guide you through the legal process with exceptional expertise, both in and out of the courtroom.

At Stern Perkoski Mendez, our goal is to reinvent the way law firms normally operate—through transparency, clear communication and client education. We explain every step of the divorce process. Our clients' needs and wishes are top priority. And we work hard to ensure there are no billing surprises.

Our exclusive focus on family law and estate planning gives you a superior degree of skill and proficiency in every case. Learn more about our firm.

Stern Perkoski Mendez is proud to have received the following awards and honors:

Joshua E. Stern

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Joshua E. Stern | Emerging Lawyer in Chicago and Evanston
Best Divorce Lawyers in Chicago | Stern Perkoski Mendez

We have been quoted in the following publications:

NY Mag
U.S. News & World Report
The Washington Post

About Our Attorneys

Stern Perkoski Mendez has nine full-time lawyers providing legal counsel in the areas of divorce, family law, estate planning, asset protection and immigration law. All have dedicated their careers to helping families through difficult transitions and acting as a source of stability throughout the legal process.

We pride ourselves on deft courtroom advocacy and superior drafting. We fight vigorously for our clients in court—but firmly believe that the best path is to encourage amicable resolutions whenever possible.

With expertise navigating the courts in Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage counties, we are experienced in handling family law cases with results-oriented and cost-effective legal representation.

Meet our attorneys 

Our boutique family law firm is based in Evanston, Chicago, Lake Forest and Oak Brook. We serve clients across Cook County and the North Shore, as well as Lake, Will and DuPage Counties.


“When looking for a lawyer, you need someone who is honest and understands you. When times get tough, anxiety is at an all-time high. You need hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s Jason Shore… I was back to functioning normally while he handled everything else.”

Sher, Oak Brook


500 Davis Street, Suite 1000

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600

250 E. Illinois Road, Suite 200

1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 312

(847) 868-9584

For a free consultation, call Stern Perkoski Mendez at (847) 868-9584 or contact us.