James Teich is a managing partner of the Women's Divorce & Family Law Group by Haid and Teich, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois. With nearly twenty years of experience, Mr. Teich is a leading attorney in the field of family law. His diverse practice includes divorce litigation and post-decree cases such as child support, custody, visitation, and maintenance.
Now regarded as a go-to source for family law representation, Mr. Teich’s interest in women’s rights dates back to his time at Chicago-Kent College of Law where, as a member of Law Review, he wrote an article concerning the issues of Battered Women’s Syndrome. Since earning his Juris Doctor with honors in 2000, he has garnered extensive experience representing both men and women in family law cases in Illinois. Early on in his career, he became acutely aware of the lack of protection afforded women in family law cases when he began assisting female family members and friends in their cases. Motivated by what he saw, he became determined to dedicate his career to protecting and advancing the rights of women and mothers.
With this noble mission, Mr. Teich joined Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group in 2013 as a managing partner. As the first law firm in the Chicagoland area to focus on women’s and mothers’ rights, Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group is highly attuned to the unique needs and challenges confronting women going through the divorce process. Due in no small part to Mr. Teich’s leadership, the firm was recognized by Super Lawyers® in both 2016 and 2017 and named a 10 Best Family Law Firm by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™. Most recently, they were featured in O, The Oprah Magazine (May 2017 edition) and Elle Magazine.
Today, Mr. Teich is known for his vast knowledge and experience with a broad range of family law matters as well as his willingness to fiercely advocate for women’s rights and his clients’ interests. At the same time, he is known for being a caring and even-handed attorney who puts the needs of children first. To that end, Mr. Teich also works in the areas of adoption and the guardianship of minors.
As a leader in family law, Mr. Teich has made multiple television appearances and appeared in periodicals, including the Chicago Tribune, and online articles in connection with his divorce and custody cases. He is a co-author of the book Strategies For Family Law In Illinois. Additionally, he often speaks at conferences on family law issues.