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Russell Knight

Russell Knight Biography

Hi, my name is Russell Knight. I am a divorce lawyer.

If you weren’t referred to me, you probably googled some Illinois divorce law issue and began reading my 500+ articles about Illinois family law. I wrote all of them…because Illinois family law is my passion.

I have been published numerous times by the Illinois State Bar Association.

I have been quoted regarding family law in NBC News, Parent’s Magazine, Inc. Magazine and many more.

I completed both the National Family Law Trial Institute‘s 8-day regular program and the 3-day advanced program.

I read, write and think about Illinois divorce and family law A LOT.

Divorce and family law are probably the broadest fields of law. A divorce covers contracts, litigation, and equity issues. While family law is intricate and strategic, family law is also full of big personalities who challenge each other in and out of the courtroom. When there is never a dull moment…you need a sharp mind.

Illinois divorce and family law fascinates me. My divorce cases fascinate me. I understand and communicate Illinois’ divorce and family law like they are my first language.

As Albert Einstein said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

If you or a loved one are in any stage of the divorce process in Illinois, schedule an appointment to talk directly with me (not a receptionist, a salesperson or an associate).

I am a divorce lawyer who can handle your divorce with both grace and skill.

In the end, divorce is a problem…I make that problem go away.


- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2006
- Bradley University, Bachelor of Science, Business Computer Systems, 2000


- Illinois Bar 2006
- Florida Bar 2018


Fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Family Law refers to Illinois law, rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit when that unit comes under the purview of the Illinois courts. Additionally, there are local Cook County and Chicago court rules that govern Family Law.

We have a singular obsession with providing insight and understanding into Family Law in Chicago, Illinois.

Family law matters need the attention of a conscientious, skilled attorney who can successfully process your divorce and/or parenting matter.

Rahul Iyer Biography

Rahul obtained his Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of Arizona in 2009 and subsequently obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 2012.

Rahul practiced in a small general practice firm, focusing primarily on Family Law, in Minnesota until 2015, when he moved to join his Minnesota-born wife in Chicago, who is also an attorney.

Rahul joined a high-volume Chicago law firm where he learned to frequently appear in front of over 5 judges a day in the world’s largest courthouse, the Daley Center.

Rahul has focused on family law ever since. He finds the broad range of subject matter in Family law coupled with the face-to-face negotiations to be a perfect combination for his strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Rahul has been working with Russell Knight since 2015. Rahul has his own law firm, Iyer Law, LLC, where he handles his own family law cases and co-counsels virtually all of Russell’s cases.

Russell and Rahul co-counsel in lieu of having a formal firm together because it provides all of the cooperation with none of the conflict of a law firm.

Rahul enjoys cooking, following the Toronto Blue Jays, and traveling with his wife.

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Why Hire Our Chicago Divorce & Family Law Firm?

Work With Attorneys Who Know Chicago Illinois Divorce and Family Law

Free Consultation

Contact our office for a no-charge confidential and discrete consultation with an experienced Chicago divorce lawyer. Russell D. Knight will explain where you are in your divorce case, where you need to be in your divorce case and how to get there. We have broad experience in divorce/family legal matters. When you talk with us, you will know you are talking with an experienced Chicago divorce lawyer who has the answers to your questions and the strategy to resolve your divorce case.

Trial Experience

Every divorce lawyer is also a trial lawyer. Russell D. Knight and his staff of divorce lawyers and paralegals have extensive trial experience. Cooperateive and aggressive negotiation is an important strategy in any Chicago divorce. When negotiations fail, your Chicago divorce lawyer needs to take matters in front of a Cook County domestic relations judge. Russell D. Knight and his team are intimately familiar with the individual judge’s rules, local rules, civil procedure and evidence laws that make up a trial lawyer’s skill set.

Fluent in Spanish & Other Languages

Russell Knight and all his staff are fluent in Spanish and other languages. Russell, raised in Canada, is also a French speaking attorney. Our lawyers can speak with you in person, on the phone or via written correspondence in your native language.

Russell Knight y todo su personal hablan español. Podemos hablar con usted en persona, por teléfono o a través de correspondencia escrita en su idioma natal.

How We Charge

There are always upwards of 5 people employed in our Chicago, Illinois office.

The rates are as follows:

  • $450 an hour for Russell Knight
  • $325 an hour for associate attorneys or co-counsels
  • $150 an hour for paralegals

These labor rates are accounted for on a six minute basis and are explicitly explained within the invoices that are distributed.

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