With twenty-five years of family law experience, co-principal P. André
Katz represents high-profile, high net worth clients, often in the
worlds of business, sports and entertainment. Mr. Katz is a successful
litigator and recognized expert in international child custody and
jurisdictional disputes, handling overseas cases in Latin America, Asia,
Europe and the Middle East.
A highly sought-after speaker and well-published writer on a wide
range of family law topics, he has lectured throughout the United
States, including talks before the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers, the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association
and the National Business Institute. His research and opinions have
also been published in articles featured in the Illinois Family Law
Handbook, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Journal and
numerous other publications.
As chairman of the Illinois Family Law Study Committee, enacted by
House Resolution 1101, Mr. Katz has led the public review and proposed
revision of Illinois’ divorce and child custody laws and is responsible
for submitting the Committee’s final report to the governor and the
House of Representatives. He also played a key role in laying the early
foundation of the expedited child support program in the Circuit Court
of Cook County.
Throughout his career, Mr. Katz has been an active member of The
Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and American Bar
Association. He also served as co-chairman of the CBA’s Young Lawyers
Division of the Family Law Committee.
Prior to his role as co-principal of Katz & Stefani, Mr. Katz
was a former partner in the litigation department of McDermott Will
& Emery, one of the world’s largest law firms, and an equity partner
at Berger Schatz.