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David Inlander is Managing Partner of Fischel Kahn.

He is a seasoned family law attorney with a focus on complex matrimonial mediation, collaborative and cooperative resolution processes for sophisticated clients. He also has extensive experience in chancery, trust and probate, and professional liability litigation in addition to his representation of professionals and entrepreneurs.

His skills as a mediator stem from more than 40 years of experience as a leading litigator in both state and federal courts, as he regularly guides challenging cases to resolution.

David is an active member of the Cooperative Divorce Attorneys of Chicago and is engaged in the expansion of alternative dispute resolution methods for high-end matrimonial cases. Utilizing this approach, the parties – not the attorneys and judges – drive the negotiations to an amicable resolution. He continuously refines and deepens his mediation skills, including completing an intensive course at Northwestern University in divorce mediation skills.

Professional Honors

In 2018 David was again honored as an Illinois Super Lawyer, selected by his peers as one of the top 5% of the profession in the area of General Litigation and Family Law. Super Lawyers also named him one of the top 100 general litigation attorneys in the State of Illinois. Best Lawyers also named him in 2018 for his work in Family Law. 

David was also selected as a Leading Lawyer of Illinois in addition to being selected as one of 2017’s top 5% of attorneys in Illinois by Best Lawyers in America, in the areas of Family Law, General Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Leading Lawyers also named him a top Neutral of 2017. In addition to these, David is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence in ethical standards and legal ability.

David is the current Vice Chair of the prestigious Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar Section Council and regularly pens articles for its newsletter.

Member

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers

Author

  • “Upholding or striking consumer mandatory arbitration clauses- What is the current trend?”
    ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter, Vol. 48, No. 8, February 2018  View here