Jennifer S Tier

Jennifer S. Tier


Jennifer S. Tier is a highly skilled litigator and negotiator with a passion for family law and a reputation for diligence and attention to details. Her practice involves all stages of divorce and parentage disputes, including pre- and pos­t-marital agreements, allocation of parental decision-making and parenting time, the financial analysis of dividing assets, business valuations, and spousal and child support matters.

Jennifer prefers to help clients on a personal level, who especially appreciate her calm professionalism as she guides them through difficult times. She most enjoys the analysis and complexity of family law’s balance between legal and emotional issues, as well as the financial and tax matters related to divorce.


Jennifer and her husband, also an attorney, live on Chicago's North Shore with their two "high energy" boys. They enjoy cooking, entertaining family and friends, lively debates, and showing their boys the wonders Chicago has to offer.

Practice Areas​

Matrimonial Law, Custody/Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Parentage, Pre-marital and Post-marital Agreements


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, J.D.
Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Certified Mediator, Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR)
New York University, B.A., magna cum laude

Select Honors​

Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2019 - 2020
CALI’s in Advanced Litigation Strategies in Domestic Relations and Trial Advocacy
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society member

Select Publications​

"A Roundtable Discussion - Family Law Update: Emerging Trends for 2021" in Crain's Magazine, July 2021.

The Contractual Approach to Assisted Reproductive Technology Litigation, Family Lawyer, 2020

So You’re Getting Divorced: What to Expect and How to Proceed, Family Law Advocate, Summer 2019 (42:1) at 4-6 by the American Bar Association
Domestic Violence Harms the Child! The Seventh Circuit Puts Children First in International Custody Disputes, Chicago-Kent Seventh Circuit Review, 2007

Community and Organizations

Chicago Bar Association, Family Law Committee
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
DePaul University: College of Law

Lecture in Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Divorce & Parentage Cases, 2019

Jennifer can be reached directly at or dial 312.376.8860 right now.