Howard Feldman puts people first. That’s why he fought for seven years in the infamous legal trial against the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), which fired 16 employees for their political affiliation. When numerous Illinois prison inmates and their families came to him alleging mistreatment by the corrections system, Howard was happy to take on the government repeatedly to protect their civil rights.
“Ultimately it’s about being a problem-solver,” he says of his relationship to both people and the law. In the Illinois construction industry, where he has an impressive track record, Howard is well-known for his ability to cut to the heart of matters and achieve business-friendly resolutions quickly. He is aided by in-depth regulatory knowledge acquired during his time as general counsel and special assistant attorney general for the Illinois Capital Development Board, which oversees all state construction projects.
Peers respect Howard for his compassion and empathy for clients. Because of his outstanding service in family law and his admirable professional ethics, he was appointed as an advisor to the revision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, which regulates parenting time, out-of-state relocation, and same-sex marriage.
“We want to provide high-end, superior-quality legal services to ordinary businesses and individuals, not big corporations,” he explains. It is this principled commitment that has made Howard one of the most highly regarded attorneys in central Illinois.
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Areas of Practice
Alimony & Spousal Support
Litigation & Appeals
Real Estate Law
90% of Practice
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
U.S. Federal Courts
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, J.D., 1973
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, B.S., 1968
Handbook on Illinois Administrative Law, Chapters on Illinois Court of Claims Civil Service Commission, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Honors and Awards
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2003–Present
Illinois State Bar Association, 2000–Present
Board of Governors
Illinois State Bar Association, 1988–1989
Committee on Administrative Law, 1980
Forum Committee on Construction Law, 1979
Sangamon County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
FeldmanWasser, Founding Partner of Firm, 1987–Present
Private Practice of Law, 1982–1987
Capital Development Board, General Counsel, 1979–1982
Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 1973–1979
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Honors and Awards