Joshua E. Stern, Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Joshua E. Stern, Divorce Lawyer in Evanston and Chicago

Joshua E. Stern, Esq.

Divorce & Family Law Attorney


1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 800
Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 868-9584

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(847) 868-9584

Joshua E. Stern, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern, a boutique law firm located in Evanston and Chicago and specializing in divorce, matrimonial and family law.

Whether you are preparing to marry or are leaving your marriage behind, Joshua provides the legal expertise you need while lending an empathetic ear and remaining sensitive to the individual needs of each and every one of his clients. Because every matter is unique, Joshua takes the time to listen to what his clients want and outline their options, so they know what to expect as their matter progresses.

Despite his extensive litigation experience, Joshua believes most cases can be settled out of court. A talented negotiator, Joshua knows how to strategize and advocate for his clients’ position without creating unnecessary antagonism.

A respected authority on family law and matrimonial issues, Joshua is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Divorce Magazine and Your Tango. His articles have been featured in Since My Divorce, Divorce Force, Support for Stepdads and other well-known platforms.

Divorce & Family Law Services


Joshua received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law where he served as a Notes and Comments Editor for Emory’s International Law Journal, a case worker for Student Legal Services and the President of the Emory Law School Democrats. Joshua received his B.S. in Economics from DePaul University’s College of Commerce. Prior to attending law school, Joshua worked as a field economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bar Admissions & Associations

Joshua is admitted to practice in Illinois. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and West Suburban Bar Association.


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Awarded by Illinois Super Lawyers, the designation is granted to the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age in Illinois.
  • Emerging Lawyers 2019
    • Awarded by the Law Bulletin, Emerging Lawyers are made up of the top 2% percent of lawyers who are 40 years of age or under in Illinois.
  • Top 22 Divorce Lawyers In Chicago 2017, 2018, 2019.



Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer, Conflict Resolution Training – May 15, 2018
  • Table Ambassador, Divorce University – March 4, 2018
  • Guest Lecturer, Conflict Resolution Training – October 14, 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, Conflict Resolution Training – September 1, 2015
  • Speaker, “Addiction and Mental Illness In Divorce” – Lilac Tree: June 12, 2014

Charitable Organizations

  • Lilac Tree – Board Member
  • Jewish United Fund
Our boutique family law firm is based in Evanston and serves clients across Chicago and the North Shore, including Skokie, Winnetka, Wilmette and Glenview.


“Josh was helpful during a hard time. He broke down the issues and worked hard to make me comfortable with the entire process.”

C.G., Oak Park
For a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern at (847) 868-9584 or contact us.