Protecting Your Interests in Family Law for Nearly Fifty Years

Learn more about the team that provides trustworthy, sensible advice for families throughout Chicago

Since founding Downs Law Offices in Chicago nearly 50 years ago, Managing Partner Robert K. Downs has always wanted to make a positive impact on society. Although he's spent time as a general practice attorney and as an Illinois state legislator, in time, he realized that the best way he could help people and lead reform efforts was in the field of family law. Having dedicated himself and the firm to this purpose, he has built Downs Law Offices into a highly regarded, professional boutique law firm with a focus on family law and the issues that surround the modern family, regardless of makeup or form.

Dedication, high standards and a team approach

This dedication to a positive impact on society is reflected in our family law firm's approach to our clients and the practice of law. We take the time to educate clients on the mechanics of their cases and involve them in the process. It's our belief that the best lawyer is the one who provides realistic and usable solutions.

Influencing outside the firm as well as inside

Professionalism and civility are important core values to effective divorce representation for the firm and each of our attorneys. Although it's not always possible, at our divorce law firm, we encourage good relationships with opposing lawyers and parties, as it aids in settlement and resolution of ongoing issues. We also do not engage in unnecessary litigation - it increases costs and needlessly aggravates relations between parties.

We're proud of the impact that Robert K. Downs has had on family law in Illinois as well. When he was elected as President of the Illinois State Bar Association, he was the first family law attorney elected to that position for 20 years. Through his efforts, people throughout Chicago and all of Illinois not only have better and clearer laws, and continue regarding reforming divorce, estate planning, child support, custody law and family law attorneys' fees.

We love to help our clients

We try to help people through the process with the least damage possible and a positive outlook. That’s the greatest satisfaction we could have. We love what we do, and we hope it shows.

Contact Downs Law Offices today online or by telephone at 312-781-1963 to schedule your initial consultation.