Shawn D. Bersson
Shawn Bersson approaches each matrimonial law case in a straightforward manner in order to achieve the most efficient and cost-effective results for his clients. He recognizes that every case has its own unique circumstances and every client has goals that may require a different approach. While preparing a case, Mr. Bersson attempts to reach a favorable settlement for his clients and minimize the financial and emotional hardship of the process. He also realizes that not every case will settle, and he approaches each case with an eye not only to preparing for trial, but also to create and preserve a record in the event of an appeal.
Mr. Bersson concentrates his area of practice in all aspects of family law at the trial and appellate levels. He has successfully represented clients in premarital agreements, complex financial matters, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody), support, division of property, domestic violence, contempt and enforcement proceedings, as well as numerous appeals.
Mr. Bersson is a sought-after lecturer and leads Continuing Legal Education classes regularly. He has also taught Family Law at DePaul University, College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and Decalogue Society. Mr. Bersson was recently named a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News & World Report and also designated a top family law practitioner in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network and Super Lawyers Network.
Shawn D. Bersson joined Katz & Stefani in 2009 and was named partner in 2011. Mr. Bersson began his career in family law in 2000 as a law clerk.