Josh Haid

Women's Divorce & Family Law by Haid & Teich LLP

Family Lawyer | Serving Chicago, IL

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77 West Wacker Drive , 45th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

The Strength You Need In Adversity

As the first law firm in the Chicagoland area to focus on women’s and mothers’ rights, the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by Haid and Teich LLP is highly attuned to the unique needs and challenges confronting women going through the divorce process.That is why we were deemed Super Lawyers in both 2016 and 2017, named a 10 Best Family Law Firm by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and, most recently, were featured in O, The Oprah Magazine (May 2017 edition), and Elle Magazine.

We take pride in our commitment to our clients’ needs and in our efforts to empower women going through the difficulties associated with divorce and custody litigation. Whether you need a lawyer to inform you of your rights so you can reach a quick settlement in your case, or an attorney to forcefully fight for your rights, we will aggressively pursue your goals.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Modifications
  • Mothers' Rights
  • Pre-Divorce Planning

Call Women's Divorce & Family Law by Haid & Teich LLP today at 312-585-6604 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Joshua Haid

Mr. Joshua P. Haid is one of the founding members of the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group and is now the Managing Partner. He co-founded the original firm in 2009 after being approached by a lawyer who believed there was a need for a law firm focused on the rights of women and mothers undergoing a divorce. She, herself a corporate lawyer, had just completed and underwent the stress and frustration of a divorce, and believed there was a need for a law firm that was fair and aggressive when necessary, but most of all, honest and straightforward with all their clients about the entire process.

With her help, Mr. Haid set up the first law firm in Chicago to focus on Women’s and Mothers’ rights, which has now grown to three offices in downtown Chicago, Lake Forest, Lisle. After merging with co-partner James Teich in 2014, he has overseen the transition of the firm into one of Chicago’s fastest growing law firms dedicated solely to the practice of family law.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., J.D.
  • DePaul University, cum laude, B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rising Star of Super Lawyers, 2017 and 2018
  • Member NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Illinois Board of Directors

Attorney James Teich

Mr. Teich joined the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group in 2013 as a managing partner. Mr. Teich is a skilled and dedicated attorney who has extensive experience representing both men and women in family law cases in Illinois. He vehemently works to protect his client’s rights in family law disputes. Mr. Teich’s interest in women’s rights dates as far back as law school, where, as a member of Law Review, he wrote an article concerning the issues of Battered Women’s Syndrome.

Mr. Teich became acutely aware of the lack of protection afforded women in family law cases when he began assisting female family members and friends in their cases. These experiences, in part, fueled his desire to join a group focused on protecting and advancing the rights of women and mothers.

Bar Admissions

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Education:

  • Emory University, 1993
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2000

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Member E-Women Network

Testimonials

Josh and Suzette were great to work with. They are both very professional and provided clear and timely communications at every turn. Suzette was very caring and understood well my anxiousness around the process. She did a great job of instantly calming any situation that arose and provided a genuine caring and compassion that helped to get me through the tougher days. She did a great job in explaining the documents so that I had confidence in what was being presented and put me at ease every step of the way. I would highly recommend working with Josh and Suzette – they made a very negative situation very positive in the end.

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 04/09/2018


Josh is very professional and direct. It’s nice to have someone on my side who is always professional. Josh is such a hard worker and I am very happy with his service! Thank you for protecting me!!!

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 01/07/2018


From the moment I started receiving services from Josh and his team, they have all treated me and my family with the utmost respect, compassion, and patience. They understand the amount of stress which is involved in the divorce / family law process and make the process easier to handle. I have always been provided multiple options on how to handle my case and never have felt forced into making a decision I was not comfortable with. I cannot say enough how much I recommend this firm.

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 12/29/2017


My sincere thanks to my attorney Michelle Dworak. Your timely responses to my questions and concerns were concise, thorough, and understandable. I can not express enough gratitude for working with you and your sharing your expertise. I will gladly recommend you to others! You made what could have been an horrific experience a bearable quick one. Thanks for your support! Gratefully, Trish

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 10/31/2017


I would definitely recommend WDFLG for a good divorce lawyer. Josh Haid is very knowledgeable about family law and experienced and skilled in the field. He is also very professional and polite and easy to talk to. He knows how to assess the situation and make the most of it, especially in my situation where things had not been handled well by a lawyer I started out with from another firm before I switched over to WDFLG.

I have heard from many other women who were going through or had gone through a divorce about lawyers who did not work thoroughly or wisely on their behalf. I was repeatedly reassured at WDFLG by good follow through on and smart approaches to issues that arose during the divorce process.

It was definitely a relief to have a solid, competent lawyer representing me in my divorce.

I am very grateful for their work.

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 07/12/2017


My attorney and his team was worth every penny! They were professional, supportive, and easy to work with. They helped me get child support for my daughter’s college expenses. I want the world to know you guys & girls ROCK!

Thank you Josh, Shay, and Ann! You have truly helped my family.

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 06/13/2017


After doing extensive research into choosing a divorce attorney, I made the right decision in selecting women’s divorce and family law group! I am grateful to Jamie Teich and Suzette Pierson. Their expertise helped me get through this stressful divorce. They listened to my concerns, made me laugh (what I needed), and offered their advice when I asked for it. They explained everything in terms I can understand. I especially loved the communication via email and phone. The firm is big on “saving the trees”… lol…no unnecessary paper work. My case lasted 3 years and I only have a few sheets of paper! Also, I only had to go into the office once! Excellent communication.

Thank you again for all you have done for me!

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 06/03/2017


Attorney James Teich is a rare and refreshing breed–an amazing attorney who is astute, tenacious and kind. He gets impressive results because he listens, works hard, and always has his conscience deeply engaged–both in and out of the courtroom. In a word? INTEGRITY. Mr. Teich is a brilliant advocate for women, and I am grateful and humbled by all he has done on behalf of my children and me.

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 04/17/2017


This law firm has changed my life. Rachel F. and Jamie Teich are hands down the most solid representation above and beyond anything I could have asked for. Long story short, when I got divorced I was in throes of an alcoholic addiction and my ex-husband (an attorney himself — different practice, different firm) buried me with the judgment. I lost everything. My kids, the house, the cars, the dog, my life as I knew it.

When I found Jamie and Rachel, in a miraculous amount of time they were (and still are) amending everything in my court such that I am finally (after close to two years!) back with my kids. We make progress on a weekly basis. They make the exact arguments using just the right case precedent and know the law and how to utilize it. With every pre-trial, motion, and letter to opposing counsel, email and phone call with me — we make progress. They have and continue to fight for justice in my case. I am thrilled with them. They genuinely care about me. They care about my kids. I am and will always be so grateful to this law Firm for effecting real, swift, and positive change in my life. Five stars aren’t enough. I truly believe the cases they take, and because of their fierce attention to detail, and ability to wield the law how they so artful can — will honestly set precedent for other parents who were in my position. They’re incredible.

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 04/12/2017


Megan was outstanding from beginning to end. I was seeking to relocate myself and child out of state to be with my new husband who is in the military and unable to relocate himself. Although the process was grueling (more in part to the opposing counsel!) Megan reassured me and always validated my concerns. My questions and emails were answered and followed up with in a timely manner. She was genuinely concerned with my well being during the duration of the case, which was extremely important to me. In the end, we were able to relocate and even bring to an end multiple other issues. She did everything I needed and more. Highly recommend!!

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 04/11/2017


I am a stage 4 Breast Cancer survivor who was sent from IL and abandoned in CA in a diaper and a wheel chair. I was surviving on SSI and sleeping on my family’s couches. I was looking for a divorce lawyer by phone because my original lawyer gave my rights to my house and my son to my then husband . No firm would support my case against my very affluent and powerful husband. This law firm took a chance on me. Josh performed my consultation over the phone while I was in CA. I got back to Champaign, IL and this law firm helped me fight a very difficult case and all the damage the first lawyer did. Josh would have to travel the 274 round-trip miles to represent me at every court case. In the end, we were quite successful and I’m so thankful they took a chance on me. I would definitely recommend this firm for any Family Law situation!

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 04/08/2017


After doing extensive research into chosing a divorce attorney, I made the right decision in selecting WDFLG! I am grateful to Jamie Teich and Suzette Pierson. Their expertise helped me get through this stressful divorce. They listened to my concerns, made me laugh (what I needed), and offered their advice when I asked for it. They explained everything in terms I can understand. I especially loved the communication via email and phone. The firm is big on “saving the trees”… lol…no unnecessary paper work. My case lasted 3 years and I only have a few sheets of paper! Also, I only had to go into the office once! Excellent communication.

Thank you again for all you have done for me!

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 03/03/2017


I was referred to Josh and firm through literature I was reading from a female attorney in Michigan. After speaking with him, and feeling I had no hope, I went into his office on my birthday and knew immediately I found a diamond in the rough. Josh also assigned Megan to my case and though it was a long road, Josh’s strategy was well worth it. This firm gets it as what we as women go through and my life changed because of it. Thank you so much!

Posted by a Client of Women's Divorce & Family Law Group on 01/28/2017

Office Locations

Downtown Chicago/Loop Office

77 West Wacker Drive
45th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Lake Forest office

100 Saunders Road
Suite 150
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lisle Office

3333 Warrenville Road
Suite 200
Lisle, IL 60532

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