“Resolving conflict is an art; it requires a canvas to write on and a willingness to accept that people see things differently.”

Attorney Robin Becker

Our Clients Are Our Number One Priority

When you select a law firm for legal representation or mediation services, you want to know that your attorney views you as a unique individual with distinct needs to be met. Solutions First founder and lead attorney Robin Becker believes this to be true, without exception. An experienced lawyer with more than 20 years in practice, Becker is also recognized as a successful public speaker, author, and Chicago-area community leader whose belief and commitment is that a successful law practice serves both the needs of its clients and the demands of justice.

Becker’s style of employing both traditional and contemporary approaches has created a winning combination that influences all that Solutions First does and accomplishes. Solutions First adheres to the principle that clients should be actively involved and fully informed for the duration of the legal process. We listen, and we get it. But most of all, we’re fully invested in achieving a successful outcome on your behalf.

Whether you’re involved in a divorce case or another family law or business law case, Solutions First will assist you in reaching resolution with a professional, results-driven approach. Foundationally, we know that litigation and mediation are ultimately about people, so we bring a personal, compassionate touch to every case.

In serving our family law clients, Solutions First starts from the position that every individual involved in a divorce, custody case, or other sensitive family legal situation is undergoing significant stress, and probably also tremendous loss. We put children first and always work diligently toward a common-sense outcome while respecting the dignity and humanity of all parties involved. Our family law, divorce, and child custody, now called allocation of parental responsibility, solutions include:

  • Child Support, Child Custody/Allocation of Parental Responsibility,  and Orders of Protection
  • Pre-divorce Planning
  • Legal Separation
  • Divorce Solutions, Divorce Litigation, and Mediation
  • Post-Divorce Litigation and Mediation
  • Visitation Schedules
  • Parenting Agreements
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
  • Same Gender Agreements, Litigation, and Mediation
  • Estate Planning


For our business clients, Solutions First brings an insider’s knowledge and experience to every case. Becker’s extensive business background lends practical understanding of and insight into the benefits and challenges of both running a business and working for one. We work to help our clients achieve a favorable outcome in the following areas:

  • Business and Contract Mediation and Litigation
  • Business Dissolution for Physicians and Family-owned Businesses
  • Business Planning & Partnership Business Planning
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Incorporations and Business Formation
  • Contracts for Business Continuity
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • Same Gender Agreements, Litigation, and Mediation
  • Individual and Group Coaching, Department Workshops, Seminars


Serving Chicago-Area Clients Since 1998

Founded as a single-lawyer firm in Downtown Chicago in 1998 by Robin Becker, Solutions First has grown substantially to provide divorce, family law, and business law litigation and mediation services to the entire Chicago area, including:

  • Cook County (downtown and suburban)
  • Lake County
  • McHenry County
  • DuPage County
  • Will County
  • Kane County


Contact Us!

When you need thorough, skillful, and compassionate legal representation for a divorce, family law, or business-related issue, you want a law firm and an attorney who will treat you like an individual—not a case number. Contact Solutions First to schedule a case evaluation or appointment and begin making steps toward resolution today. Call 312.386.1467 or email robin@solfirst.com to speak with the Chicago lawyer and mediator who will always strive to make a difference on your behalf.

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