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Joy M. Feinberg, Partner


Joy Feinberg is a fierce and focused advocate for individuals of wealth who are contemplating, or are in the midst of divorce. Joy began her career in 1977 as a litigator with a concentration on personal injury and domestic relations cases. Joy has lent her professional expertise to mediate and consult for highly reputable organizations and institutions on the many aspects of domestic relations throughout her career. In 1980, she formed a private practice exclusively focused on family law.

For over three decades, Joy Feinberg has honed her knowledge and professional skill-sets to deeply understand tax-driven financial solutions and creative parenting plans, among the many other complicating aspects of divorces for wealthy individuals. If settlement attempts fail, Joy relies on her trial prowess; a signature of her professional acumen. As an expert, and sought-after speaker and writer, Joy utilizes her deep understanding on topics such as taxation, business valuation, pensions, spousal maintenance, and parenting. She is known by her clients and peers as a tenacious, direct and trustworthy attorney and advocate, both in and out of the courtroom.

Joy Feinberg recognizes the struggle individuals can experience prior to beginning the divorce process. She provides a holistic approach to intimately understand her clients’ unique experiences and guides them with inspired and creative solutions. This approach provides results through effective negotiations in mediation or collaboration, or at trial when settlement efforts fail. Forming a close bond with her clients to understand and empower them is how she develops a winning strategy to achieve their goals on the other side of divorce.

Joy Feinberg also serves as a Diplomat of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL), a select group of 100 of the best family law trial lawyers in the country. Excellence in family law trial practice is a prerequisite for fellowship and admission is limited to those family law trial lawyers who are regarded as the best in their state.

Joy Feinberg served as President of the USA Chapter of the International Academy of Family Lawyers from 2014- 2016. She is most proud of her Presidency of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation, an organization that supports the needs of adults and children who are experiencing divorce or separation.

When not working, Joy and her husband Gregory live in Chicago and enjoy travel, symphony, opera and time spent with friends and family.

Contact our partner, Joy Feinberg, directly at to set up an appointment to discuss your divorce and family law matters. Boyle Feinberg Sharma (BFS) has offices in Downtown Chicago, Northbrook, and Arlington Heights.

Joy Feinberg's Areas of Practice

Complex, High Profile Family Law Matters
Complex Financial Analysis and Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

USA Chapter, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, 2014
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Foundation, President, 1997
AAML, Illinois, President, 1995 - 1996
ABA Family Law Section, 1998 - Present Advocate Editorial Board
ISAB, Family Law Section, Chair, 1994 - 1995
Forensic Forum, Past President