Attorney Richard Labovitz

Richard A. Labovitz specializes in family law disputes, focusing on divorces, child support, maintenance (also known as alimony), parenting time, and dissipation. With experience that includes extensive legal research, drafting motions, complaints, memoranda of law and pleadings, Labovitz has seen his fair share of unique and unpredictable cases.

Prior to joining The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab as an associate, Labovitz’s legal career involved clerking for the Supreme Court of Alabama for the Hon. James Gregory Shaw, clerking for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division for Hon. Darryl B. Simko, as a child representative for the Civitas ChildLaw Center at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and now as an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab.

Richard A. Labovitz was born in Montgomery, Alabama, the youngest of four brothers. Labovitz’s family owns and operates a steel manufacturing business, Alabama Steel Supply, Inc., in Montgomery, Alabama, which the Labovitz family has done since 1912. Following his graduation from the University of South Carolina in May of 2013, Labovitz was a bit of a nomad, working at major talent agency ICM Partners in Los Angeles, California, various political organizations in Washington, D.C., and the service industry in Washington, D.C., before moving to Chicago, Illinois for law school. While in law school, Labovitz co-founded a first-in-the-nation law school-sponsored podcast.

Considering himself finally at home in the Chicagoland area, Labovitz loves 3-D puzzles, Alabama Crimson Tide football, and all things history-related.


  • University of South Carolina: Graduated May 2013 (Bachelor of Science, Sport and Entertainment Management)

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law: Graduated May 2019 (Juris Doctor)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Academic Honors & Awards

University of South Carolina

  • President’s List: Spring 2012, Spring 2013

  • Dean’s List: Summer 2011

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

  • Certificate in Advocacy: Earned Spring 2019

  • Certificate in Child and Family Law: Earned Spring 2019