Joy M Feinberg

Joy M. Feinberg


Joy M. Feinberg ​is a fierce and focused advocate for individuals of wealth who are contemplating, or are in the midst of divorce. ​Throughout her career, Joy has lent her professional expertise to lead and consult with highly reputable organizations and institutions.


Joy recognizes the struggle individuals experience prior to beginning the divorce process. Forming a close bond with her clients to understand and empower them is how she develops a winning strategy to achieve their divorce goals.

For four decades, Joy has honed her knowledge and professional skill-sets to understand and explain tax-driven financial solutions; executive compensation and perquisites and creative parenting plans, among the many other aspects of divorce for wealthy individuals. ​If settlement attempts fail, Joy relies on her trial prowess — a signature of her professional acumen. As an expert witness and sought-after speaker and writer, Joy utilizes her deep understanding to clarify complex topics such as taxation, business valuation, pensions, and executive compensation.


In the legal community, she is most proud of developing Women Empowering Women (WEW), a program to train female divorce lawyers on the vast array of financial knowledge required of sophisticated divorce practitioners.


Joy and her husband, Greg, enjoy traveling the world, collecting art and devoting attention to the most beloved cats in Chicago.

Practice Areas​

Complex Parenting and Financial Analysis in Family Law Litigation


DePaul College of Law, J.D.
University of Illinois, B.A.

Select Honors​

American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL), 1 of 100 in the US
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Family Law
Selected to Super Lawyers, 2006-2021; Illinois Top 50 Women
AAML Fellow of the Year (twice)
Samuel S. Berger Award
Michael Cohen Award

Select Publications​

Expert Witness in Custody Cases, IICLE: 1990 - 2018
Illinois Custody/Parenting Time, Rights and Responsibilities, IICLE: 1988-2018
Taxation in Family Law, ISBA Family Law

Community and Organizations​:

ABA Family Law Section, Advocate Editorial Board, 1998 - Present
Elected to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2019
USA Chapter, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, 2014-2016
Forensic Forum, Past President, 2006
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Foundation, President, 1997
AAML, Illinois Chapter, President, 1995-1996
ISBA, Family Law Section, Chair, 1994-1995
Mediation Council of Illinois, President, 1984

Schedule an appointment directly with Joy at or dial 312.376.8860 right now.