Charles J. Urban

Charles J. Urban

Partner
Location:
Peoria, Illinois
Phone:
309-637-1400
Fax:
309-637-1500
Email:

Mr. Urban concentrates his practice primarily in the area of Family Law and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Mr. Urban has been recognized by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the area of Family Law each year since 2012 and has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers each year since 2012.  Mr. Urban has been involved in all facets of Family Law practice since 1990, including divorce, contested custody matters, original and post decree support and maintenance proceedings, division of large and complex marital estates including medical professionals, legal professionals, executives, farm divorces, business owners and self employed individuals, division of retirement income plans and stock option plans, domestic violence matters, paternity, custody modification matters, contested grounds matters, pre and post nuptial agreements, modification of divorce judgments, civil unions, dissolution of civil unions, and appeals.  In addition to his Family Law Practice, Mr. Urban has over nineteen years of experience in the representation of employers in employment law related matters including discrimination claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims, assisting employers in development of procedures and employment documents such as employee handbooks and related materials, and advising employer's human resource personnel regarding employment matters on a regular basis as a means to prevent claims.  Mr. Urban also is experienced and available to assist clients with a variety of litigation related matters including municipal law, real estate, personal injury, contract disputes, probate/estate litigation, insurance and administrative proceedings. 

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Employment Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1989

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - May, 1988
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Major: Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Child Support, Custody and Visitation, Heart of Illinois Paralegal Association - 1996
  • Law Day Presentation, Peoria County Bar Association - 1997
  • Improving Your Family Law Practice, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Family Law Seminar - 2000
  • Child Representatives and Other Such Creatures - The Amendments to Section 506, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Family Law Seminar - 2003
  • Staying Current on Employment Law Changes, Grain and Feed Association 12th Annual Convention and Trade Show - 2005
  • Accessing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Records, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Family Law Seminar - 2006
  • Child Support Update, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Family Law Seminar - 2007
  • Dust off That Computer! The Use of Technology in Family Law Matters, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Family Law Seminar - 2009
  • The ADA and FMLA Today: What You Need To Know, Association of Occupational Health Professionals - 2009
  • Legal Perspective, Greater Peoria Contractors and Suppliers Association Risk Management Training - 2009
  • Staying Current on Employment Law Changes, Peoria Unity Luncheon - 2010
  • Allocation of Stock Options Under the Amended 503(b): Are the Options Endless?, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Family Law Seminar - 2011
  • Financial Issues Arising In Civil Unions, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Family Law Seminar - 2012
  • Discussion of the New Maintenance Calculation Formula, the New Maintenance Credit in Calculation of Child Support and Comparison to the Calculation of Maintenance and Child Support Under the Old Statute, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Family Law Seminar - 2014
  • Moderator - PCBA Family Law Seminar – Winter Series, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Family Law Seminar - 2015
  • Panelist - PCBA Family Law Seminar Drafting Considerations in Light of The Amended IMDMA, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Family Law Seminar - 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the area of Family Law in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubble

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2008 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Co-Chairman, Family Law Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Abraham Lincoln Inn of the American Inns of Court, Emeritus, 1997 - Present
  • March of Dimes Central Illinois Division, Board of Directors, Secretary, 1994 - 1995
  • March of Dimes Central Illinois Division, Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer, 1993 - 1994
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Family Law Seminar Winter Series, Chairman, 2015 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

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