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Melissa Caballero

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 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Family Law
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Melissa is the Managing Partner of The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.  A law school graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, Melissa is a certified mediator and has used her mediation skills extensively to resolve cases in the Cook County court system, as well as issues with her clients in private practice. She assists her clients in their cases involving domestic relations including property settlements, establishing appropriate amounts of child support and maintenance, visitation enforcement, establishing parentage, analyzing and investigating complicated financial assets and transactions, obtaining and defending orders of protection, and resolving similarly related disputes.

Melissa is also trained as a collaborative attorney, often utilizing the collaborative model instead of litigation to resolve her cases. Melissa is member of The American Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association and has attained a high degree of peer recognition for her professional achievements.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, 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


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2022

About Melissa Caballero

First Admitted: 2010, Illinois

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois Fellow
  • Certified Mediator

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., in Political Science, 2007
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., Dean's List, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section Family Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2014
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ms. Caballero is a volunteer child representative with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, providing pro bono representation to children with parents engaged in custody or parenting time litigation., 2014
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Office Location for Melissa Caballero

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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