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Jason L. Hurst

Jason L.





140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 1020

Chicago, IL 60603

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Mr. Hurst has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for almost a decade and a half, handling matters relating to divorce, custody (parental responsibility), child support, visitation (parenting time), and the preparation of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

During this time, Mr. Hurst has had the pleasure of representing many current and former professional athletes, members of the media, entertainers, musicians, pillars of Chicago’s business and civic communities, and their spouses. 

Mr. Hurst’s legal representation has always been premised upon empathy, attention to detail, responsiveness, and depth and breadth of legal knowledge. Mr. Hurst has for many years been acknowledged by his peers as one of the most astute Family Law attorneys in Chicago. Mr. Hurst has been voted by his peers as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2017 (a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40); Mr. Hurst has been voted by his peers as an Emerging Lawyer in the area of Family Law by Leading Lawyers Network every year since 2015 (a designation reserved for the top 2% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40); and, Mr. Hurst has been voted by his peers as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America© since 2021. 

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Hurst is a certified mediator, having received his mediation training and certification at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. Mr. Hurst has written and lectured on the topic of Family Law and, most recently, was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the 2024 - 2026 term. 


  • State of Illinois



  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law

  • B.S., Grand Valley State University


  • Mediator (Harvard Law School - Executive Education)

  • Certified Financial Litigator (American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators)


  • American Bar Association

  • Cook County Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Union League Club of Chicago 


Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyer (2021-2023)

  • Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2017-2023)

  • Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers (2015-2023)

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys - Top 10 Under 40 (2017)

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 10 Best Family Law Attorney (2017)

  • Attorney & Practice Magazine - Top 10 Family Law Attorney (2017)

  • The National Advocates - Top 40 Under 40 (2016)

  • The National Black Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 (2016)

  • Chicago Defender - Men of Excellence Award (2015)

  • C.A.T., Inc. - Most Distinguished Men of Illinois (2015) 


Presentations & Media

  • Union League Club - Gender and Justice Panel 2022

  • Worry-Free Divorce: Leading Divorce Professionals Speak 2018 - Coauthor (Copyright © Remarkable Press ™)

  • Focusing on What You Want from Your Divorce 2017 - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - 59th Annual Estate Planning Short Course

  • Family Law Issues for Estate Planners 2016 National Business Institute - Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law (Assisted) 2015

  • National Business Institute - Clarifying the Confusion on Contempt (Assisted) 2015

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