Matthew A Kirsh
Statement of Practice
Family Law, Child Custody, Divorce, Adoptions, Postnuptial Agreements, Paternity, Surrogacy, Premarital Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Litigation and Mediation.
Fellow - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Matthew A Kirsh
Colky & Kirsh
1 N LaSalle St #3100
Chicago IL 60602
Tel: 312 558-9700
Fax: 312 558-9899
Intelligent, compassionate and creative are words Matt Kirshâ€™s colleagues freely use to describe him. While Matt is an experienced trial lawyer, it takes much more than technical proficiency to be an effective domestic relations attorney. A quality divorce lawyer must also be able to understand his clientsâ€™ problems and to understand the emotional and human nature of the issues faced by people going through a divorce. At the same time, however, a good lawyer navigates the most direct path to a fair resolution of his clientâ€™s case. Matt possesses a tremendous ability to be simultaneously understanding and effective.
Matt has been practicing as an attorney since 1989 and specializing in domestic relations since 1992. His experience as a divorce lawyer includes five plus years of working with his father at Kirsh & Berman, Ltd, three years of sole practice and since 2001, his partnership with Scott C. Colky at Colky & Kirsh, Ltd.
Most divorce cases involve both financial and child related issues. Matt has earned the respect of the judiciary and is frequently appointed to represent children in contested custody cases. As a well-rounded lawyer, he also has successfully handled cases with complex financial issues involving closely held businesses, stock options, and income tax consequences.
Matt received both his undergraduate (1986) and law (1989) degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He currently serves as an investigator for the Chicago Bar Associationâ€™s Judicial Evaluation Committee, is the former Chairman of the Family Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and a former associate member of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council.
Matt was born in Chicago in 1964 and has been married since 1989. He and his wife are the parents of two boys and two girls. As a husband and father of four, he has excellent insight into the problems and challenges faced by todayâ€™s families.