JANE F. FIELDS is the founding and principal attorney in the Law Office of Jane F. Fields.

Ms. Fields is a family law attorney with more than 30 years of experience. She is an experienced litigator and negotiator. Her litigation experience includes all areas of Family Law. She has successfully argued contested trials, hearings on petitions and motions in the trial court, and oral arguments before the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court involving divorce, custody, visitation, property valuations and allocations, child support, maintenance, domestic violence, parentage, removal and post decree proceedings for modification and/or enforcement. Ms. Fields has also litigated international issues involving the application rules of the Hague Convention for the enforcement of a French custody order in a multinational child custody matter. Ms. Fields has completed the Collaborative Divorce Training and has mediated and negotiated many contested disputes and law suits. Ms. Fields has assisted her clients in negotiating, and then executing PreNuptial Agreements. Ms. Fields has successfully represented parties in thousands of cases in Cook County as well as in the surrounding counties.

Ms. Fields is committed to providing her clients with insight into their individual situations and concerns, and providing them with clear and insightful explanations of their rights, the court's process, the procedures, and in preparing them prior to a potential lawsuit.

Ms. Fields litigation experience also includes writing and arguing-appeals before the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court, where she argued the paternity case which resulted in the reformulation of prior Parentage Statute and the enactment of the Parentage Act of 1984 which afforded children born out of wedlock with the same rights as children born during a marriage. Other cases argued to the Illinois Appellate Court include: In re Marriage of Dagher. 145 111. App.3d 379 (1986): In re Paternity of Perrv. 260 111. App.3d 374 (1994); In re Marriage of Siegel. 271 111. App.3d 540 (1995): In re Marriage of Blackstone. 288 111. App.3d 905 (1997).

Ms. Fields served on the Board of Directors of BETWEEN FRIENDS, ("Friends") (formerly FRIENDS OF BATTERED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN) a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and abuse by providing education, support, counseling, and advocacy services. FRIENDS works with individuals, families, and communities to create awareness of domestic violence and abuse and seeks to reduce its prevalence and impact. During her tenure with FRIENDS, Ms. Fields ran numerous workshops and clinics and assisted their paralegal in analyzing and resolving contested matters.

Ms. Fields is a graduate of NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, where she received Bachelor of Arts Degree, attended GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY wherein she received a Certificate in legal research and writing, and is a graduate of the CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW, where she was awarded a Juris Doctor Degree in 1980.

Ms. Fields' practice represents both men and women during very difficult and emotional times in their lives; she has been a court appointed attorney trained and qualified to represent and promote the best interests of children in contentious custody and visitation disputes for over 25 years. She is a zealous advocate; yet seeks to negotiate amicable resolutions when they are advantageous or in the best interests of her clients. Zealous and tenacious litigation is only one tool in her repertoire. Ms Fields' is keenly aware that often an amicable settlement and resolution is the best alternative for the family, and therefore her client.


Matt Farmer


Matt Farmer is an experienced trial lawyer who knows that the best way to secure a favorable settlement for a client is to be well-prepared to try that client's case. During his career, Matt has tried a variety of complex cases, including multi-week copyright infringement, whistle-blower and insurance coverage trials. He was named a finalist for the 2013 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award after a federal jury returned a verdict that was listed among the National Law Journal’s Top 100 of 2013. In the family law arena, Matt has successfully litigated child custody and child removal cases against some of the Chicagoland area's top family law attorneys.

Matt has served for many years as a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s “Building Trial Skills” program, and he has also taught trial advocacy to practicing attorneys as a faculty member for the National Employment Lawyers Association's "Trial Boot Camp."

In his spare time, Matt is a fierce advocate for quality public education, about which he writes frequently for The Huffington Post. His writing has also appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and The Washington Post (online edition). He has been a guest on both MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" and "Chicago Newsroom," a cable TV talk show that focuses on state and local political issues.

In an ongoing effort to stay young, Matt continues to plays guitar and sing, and he has performed at venues from the Jacara Club in Hiroshima, Japan to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.