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Vincent J. Stark



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Vincent J. Stark has practiced law exclusively in the area of family law for over 30 years. Vincent was a founding partner of Kamerlink, Stark, Powers & McNicholas, L.L.C. in 1998. In 2019, Vincent joined Davis Friedman as a partner. Vincent primarily represents clients in the State of Illinois, however, he has represented clients in need of his skills outside the State of Illinois.

Vincent concentrates his practice in contested family law matters, including civil unions and same sex marriages, child custody, parenting time, parentage, orders of protection, child support, college contribution, removal; complex financial situations, involving business interests and valuations, forensic accounting and distribution of assets and debts; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; contested adoptions and appeals.

Vincent is well known in the legal community as an experienced, skillful negotiator and accomplished trial attorney.

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Vincent uses his experience as a skillful negotiator to reach amicable settlement agreements that are in the best interest of his clients; however, if settlement is not fruitful, he will not hesitate to use his vast experience as a trial attorney to protect his client’s best interest and obtain the most favorable results.


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1988
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1985


  • Admitted to the Illinois Bar, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Past member of the Chicago Bar Association, Fees and Ethics Subcommittee
  • Former Child Representative

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Super Lawyers in Illinois


Vincent has been a featured speaker and moderator on areas pertaining to family law, including training medical professionals on preparation of examination pertaining to custody evaluations; and being retained as an expert in family law matters.


Vincent has authored the first and second editions of the “Child Custody Chapter” for the Illinois Bar Association Law Handbook; the “New Legislation and Litigation Issues in Illinois Family Law” in the 2015 edition of Strategies for Family Law in Illinois; and as a past member of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, Vincent was involved in the drafting of legislation for the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.

Articles and Publications

Vincent has written articles pertaining to family law areas for the Illinois State Bar Association.

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