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Julie P. Brett

T: 312 726-0440 ext. 206
F: 312 726-1448



Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Institute of Collaborative Law- Fellow
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


Admitted to Practice: 1987
State of Illinois
State of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Julie Brett is a principal at Fischel & Kahn

She focuses exclusively in family law, working with families and individuals to resolve problems and start new chapters in their lives.

From marriage and adoption through divorce, parentage and enforcement issues, Julie guides people through challenging times and help find the best possible outcome to each situation. Over the course of her career, she has helped countless professionals through a variety of family transitions.

When clients consider a divorce, she begins by discussing the benefits and risks of various divorce process options to help them determine the most suitable path based on their unique circumstances.

Julie has found that many situations benefit from collaborative dissolutions, which involve helping both parties make forward-looking decisions that provide financial and parenting arrangements and parenting solutions unique to each client’s situation.

This collaborative, cooperative approach may involve the participation of coaches, therapists and/or mediators to guide each party to focus towards settlement that positions her clients for positive future outcomes.

However, in cases when the cooperative process breaks down, Julie has the experience and ability to fiercely advocate for her clients in court.

In addition, she helps clients plan for the future by strategizing with financial experts, parenting specialists and other professionals to achieve the most favorable outcomes.

Her experience also includes:

  • Post-decree enforcements and modifications
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Post- nuptial agreements
  • Changes of name
  • Adoption
  • Custody
  • Child support
  • Paternity issues
  • Minor & disabled guardianship
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
  • Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Orders, (QILDRO)
  • Qualified Medical Child Support Orders (QMSCO)

Julie was has been recognized by both Leading Lawyers and Best Lawyers in the area of Family Law.

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D. 1987
Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1984


Julie P. Brett

Edward F. "Bud" Dobbins

 Morris G. Dyner

 Joel H. Fenchel

Suzanne Glade

David W. Inlander

Robert W. Kaufman

Ronald D. Menna, Jr.

Peter J. Miller

 Mark R. Rosenbaum

Peter J. Schmiedel

David Seidman

Deborah Jo Soehlig