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Andrew M. Engle is widely recognized and highly regarded by judges and peers in the legal community as an experienced, thoughtful and compassionate attorney in the field of matrimonial and family law.

Through litigation and mediation, Engle has successfully settled a wide range of matters, including complex financial and child related issues for clients in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry, Kane and Kendall Counties.

Engle’s typical clients are high net-worth individuals, business owners, physicians, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, educators, members of the armed forces, police, fire, union members and their spouses.

Mr. Engle is a top rated lawyer and has been designated as a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer for his outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession.

Mr. Engle’s compassion, empathy and dedication to his diverse range of clients motivates him to strive for excellence in all aspects of the litigation process.  “My clients are going through deep personal turmoil. Many are struggling with the sadness, anger and frustration that comes along with divorce and paternity cases. My challenge is to eliminate some of the emotions in their cases and help clients make thoughtful, rational and smart decisions that benefit all family members,” he says.

Mr. Engle believes family law demands a balance of psychology and legal expertise. In addition to offering his clients strategic and practical legal advice, Mr. Engle often finds himself serving the more emotional needs of his clients. “It’s critical to help our clients cope with their unique situations and navigate this trying time in their lives with dignity and self-respect,” he explains.

To that end, Mr. Engle works amicably with opposing attorneys to settle matrimonial and family law cases as effectively and equitably as possible.  However, not every case can settle peacefully.  If there is a need for litigation, Engle and his colleagues at Davis Friedman work tirelessly to achieve optimal results by using their trial experience and team approach to obtain their clients’ stated goals and objectives.  Engle and his team are guided by a strong sense of ethics, determination, and responsibility to be fierce advocates for their clients.

Highly respected in his field, Engle was named a 40 Under Forty Lawyer by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2015 and is Lead Counsel as rated by the Lead Counsel Review Board. He was named to the “Rising Star List” by the peer review website Superlawyers.com.

Since 2015, he has been named both a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer by leadinglawyers.com.

Mr. Engle is also very active in his community. Currently, he is an Advisory Board Member for Shalva, an Advisory Board Member for the DePaul College of Law Family Law Center, a volunteer at the Chicago Food Depository and the Uptown Café Soup Kitchen.

He is an avid sports fan for all Chicago teams, and played on the Men’s Varsity Baseball Team at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.  In addition, Mr. Engle is on the Coaching Staff for the Highland Park Youth Travel Baseball Program.

Education & Publication

Expertise

Andrew Engle represents clients in prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, paternity matters, orders of protection, uncontested divorces, highly contentious divorce cases, complex child custody cases, child support, maintenance, and parentage cases.  Engle also regularly participates in mediation and cooperative cases.

His representation includes business owners, physicians, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, traders, media figures, homemakers, educators, members of the armed forces, police, fire, union members, and their spouses.

Highly respected in his field, Engle has received numerous honor and awards. He was named a 40 under Forty Lawyer by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2015, A Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer since 2015, and has the highest rating from the Lead Counsel Review Board.

Education

  • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, B.A., 2000
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2004
  • DePaul University College of Law, Certification of Family Law, 2003

Admissions

  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Named in Rising Stars
  • Named in Super Lawyers
  • Named in Leading Lawyers
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 40 under Forty, 2015
  • Lead Counsel rated by Lead Counsel Review Board

Community Involvement

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Standard Club
  • Former Board Member, Council for Youth Services
  • Volunteer Advisory Board Member, DePaul College of Law – Family Law Center
  • Volunteer Advisory Board Member, SHALVA
  • Volunteer, Chicago Food Depository
  • Volunteer, Uptown Café Soup Kitchen
  • Volunteer, Highland Park – Park District Baseball Program
  • Member, Membership Committee, BNI Wildfire Business Networking Group
  • Member, Executive Guild, Ltd
  • Member, ProVisors
  • Former Member, University of Illinois Men’s Varsity Baseball Team

Articles and Publications

  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Featured Faculty Member
  • IICLE, Speaker, “Ethics in Family Law Representation,” 2012
  • IICLE, Speaker, “Premarital and Post-Nuptial Agreements,” 2014
  • IICLE, Speaker, “Addictions and Substance Abuse in Family Law” 2016

Contact Information

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