About Stuart A. Reid

Stuart A. Reid is an experienced family law attorney and mediator with offices in Deerfield, Illinois. From 1997 until April of 2004, Mr. Reid practiced family law with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, the nation’s largest family law firm. While with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, Mr. Reid handled hundreds of family law matters ranging from straightforward post-decree child support adjustments to complex, multi-million dollar divorce trials. In April of 2004, Mr. Reid opened The Law Offices of Stuart A. Reid in Lake Forest, Illinois, with the goal of continuing to provide high quality legal services to individuals involved in family law disputes while also developing the mediation and collaborative components of his practice. In May of 2009, The Law Offices of Stuart A. Reid, P.C. moved to an expanded facility in Deerfield, Illinois to better serve clients in Lake, Cook, McHenry and DuPage Counties.

Mr. Reid is a 1988 graduate of Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, a 1992 graduate of the University of Iowa and, in 1997, graduated from the University of Iowa Law School with High Honors.

Mr. Reid’s practice is focused in the area of Lake, Cook, McHenry and DuPage County family law matters including matrimonial law, divorce/dissolution of marriage, child support, child custody, visitation/parenting time disputes, spousal support/maintenance and allocation of college expenses. Mr. Reid has successfully litigated numerous cases involving complex executive compensation packages, analysis of unreported income, business valuations, domestic violence and parentage matters. Mr. Reid is a frequent lecturer on family law topics including allocation of college expenses, the utilization of Section 529 college savings accounts in divorce planning, motion practice and stepparent visitation rights.

Mr. Reid is a member of the Lake County and Illinois State Bar Associations. He has served on the Executive Board of the Lake County Bar Association as both Secretary and Treasurer. Mr. Reid moderated the 2001 Lake County Bar Association New Attorneys Seminar. Mr. Reid has also served on the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Councils.

Detailed Biography

STUART A. REID, born Arlington Heights, Illinois, August 19, 1970. Admitted to the Illinois bar 1997, admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005. Education: University of Iowa (B.A. 1992; J.D. 1997). Phi Beta Kappa (1992). University of Iowa Law Scholar, 1994. Author: “Getting Them Out” The Gray Area Between Family Law and Landlord/Tenant Law,” The Docket, November 2016 and “Winning Key Divorce Issues Before Trial: The Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,” The Docket, July 2000. Speaker: “Discovery Disputes in Divorce Proceedings: Motions to Compel, Motions for Sanctions and Motions to Quash,” LCBA, February 2007; “How to Handle Your Child’s College Savings Needs in Divorce,” Chicago Bar Association, January 2003; “Using Section 529 Plans in Marital Settlement Agreements,” LCBA, April 2002; “The Illinois Stepparent Visitation Statute,” LCBA, April 2001. Member: Lake County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association. President: FireWorks For Kids Foundation, charitable foundation of the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer (2006-2008). Charitable Boards of Directors: Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (2009-2013, 2015-present), C.H.A.M.P. Community Project (2013-2015).

Mission Statement

The Law Offices of Stuart A. Reid strives to provide high quality and personal representation to individuals going through divorce or who are involved with other family law related disputes, such as modification of child support, allocation of college costs, maintenance/alimony, paternity, grandparent or stepparent visitation issues and the like.

By limiting the number of cases carried at any one time, our “quality, not quantity” approach allows calls to be returned promptly and ensures that each client is given the attention and respect that he or she deserves while undergoing the stress of family law disputes.


Why Choose Us?

  • Reasonable Fees
  • Weekend Consultations Available
  • 19+ Years of Experience
  • Highly Rated Representation

Associations & Memberships:

  • SuperLawyers
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
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