University of Illinois, J.D. (1968)
University of Illinois, B.S. in Political Science, with honors (1965)
- Member of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Frequent writer and lecturer on family law issues
- Appearances on radio and television concerning family law issues
-Selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the area of family law (Since 2003)
-Selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of family law (Since 2005)
Jay gets to know his clients personally. “Divorce cases are more important to clients than any other cases,” he says. “Everything that means anything is on the table – the children, the possessions, the house, the retirement plan, and sometimes the family pet. I care about doing the right thing for my clients. I love what I do and throw myself into it 110%. This isn’t just a job for me - it’s part of me.”
Jay Frank is a senior matrimonial attorney with over 35 years of numerous achievements. He was selected by his peers in 2003 and every year since as one of the top family law attorneys in Illinois, and in 2005 and every year since as one of Illinois’ “Super Lawyers” in the area of family law. Jay limits his practice to family law cases and has handled all types of matters over the years, contested and otherwise. He is a frequent lecturer and writer. His remarks have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Divorce Magazine and other publications, and have aired on television and radio.
Jay is supported by the firm’s other lawyers with skills in areas such as real estate, corporate law, retirement plans, taxation and probate in order to provide a unique and effective team approach for every conceivable issue which might arise in a matrimonial situation.
He was one of the founders and serves as Chairman of Legal Netlink Alliance, a confederation of 90 leading law firms throughout the United States, with affiliate law firms in Europe and other areas of the world.
Jay is active in community and charitable affairs. He is also an annual participant in the Chicago Marathon. Jay is married and has two grown children both of whom practice law in the Chicago area.
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS AND CREDENTIALS:
Jay’s accomplishments and credentials include the following:
Membership in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a group of the 1,500 best family law attorneys in the United States.
Representation of a wide variety of clients, including attorneys, television and radio personalities, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sports figures, physicians, accountants and other professionals on a local, national and international basis.
Successful pursuit, tracing and valuation of valuable assets, and successful litigation or negotiation of premarital agreements, property distributions, support awards and custody and visitation arrangements.
Numerous lectures and other presentations on radio, television and in person dealing with a wide variety of matrimonial issues.
The ability to deal with ancillary issues arising in other states or in other parts of the world by virtue of the instant access to high quality representation provided by the members of Legal Netlink Alliance.