Jenner & Block

Partner James Feldman Named a “Trailblazer” in Divorce, Trusts and Estates

Jenner & Block Partner James H. Feldman, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, has been named a “Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal in its inaugural list of people who “make their mark in various aspects of legal work in the areas of family law, trusts and estates.”  In its profile of Mr. Feldman, the NLJ notes that he joined in the firm in 1976; the following year, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act passed, and Mr. Feldman helped educate the bench and bar about the new law.  The profile also notes that Mr. Feldman litigated divorce cases for years, when divorce was almost exclusively litigated, but is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution models.  He has written and lectured extensively and worked to change divorce laws, most recently co-drafting the 2014 mediation rules for the domestic relations courts of Cook County.