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Jonathan Merel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
180 N Stetson Ave, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-408-7000
Fax: 312-819-4001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2017
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Jonathan Merel is the founder and managing principal of the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., a Chicago-loop based law firm (with suburban office locations in Highland Park and Skokie) dedicated to providing effective family law services and representation to clients throughout the metropolitan area. Jonathan's experience encompasses all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, support, collaborative law practice, paternity, domestic violence restraining orders, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and post-dissolution enforcement. Although highly focused on finding quicker, more amicable solutions that minimize conflict and distress, Jonathan is also a tenacious courtroom advocate with an impressive track record of protecting his clients' best interests at trial. He has particularly extensive experience obtaining favorable outcomes in high conflict divorce cases, contested child custody suits and disputes involving multimillion-dollar marital estates; accomplishments that have earned him a great deal of respect from fellow attorneys and judges in the Chicagoland legal community.

Jonathan earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (B.A., 1999) and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2002). He is also an active member of several professional associations, including the American Bar Association (member, Family Law Committee), the Illinois Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2017

About Jonathan Merel

First Admitted: 2002, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.merelfamilylaw.com/attorneys/jonathan-merel/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Member, North Suburban Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, llinois Bar Association
  • Member, Lake County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. in Political Science, 1999

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2013
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2015
  • Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyers Network, 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyers Network, 2015
  • SuperLawyer, SuperLawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Illinois - Family Law, 10 Best Attorneys in Illinois - Family Law, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyers Network, 2017
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyers Network, 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Illinois - Family Law, 10 Best Attorneys in Illinois - Family Law, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
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Office Location for Jonathan Merel

180 N Stetson Ave
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-408-7000

Fax: 312-819-4001

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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