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Ross S. Levey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Yavitz & Levey, LLP
20 South Clark Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-924-4400
Fax: 312-924-4411
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice exclusively on divorce and other family law matters, Ross S. Levey is a partner at Yavitz & Levey, LLP. From the firm’s offices in Chicago, Illinois, he represents people throughout the greater metropolitan area. As an undergraduate, Mr. Levey majored in business administration at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and received a Bachelor of Science with honors in 1990. He then went on to pursue his legal education at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. Mr. Levey has been admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since that year.

The majority of Mr. Levey’s clients are area residents whose marriages have irretrievably broken down and who are now wrestling with such issues as child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of marital assets and debts. He is often able to help them come to an accord on some or all of these matters through negotiations, but when then is not possible, he advocates vigorously on their behalf before family court judges. Mr. Levey’s other family law experience has included paternity establishment and disputes as well as the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, and he additionally seeks the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting court orders for those of his clients who have already had their marriages legally dissolved.

Mr. Levey has had several articles published on topics dealing with his area of practice. A fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, he is a member of other professional groups as well, including the Family Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association. Highly regarded by his colleagues, he has received a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Ross S. Levey

First Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Leading Lawyers of Illinois Family Law, 2009 - Current
  • Super Lawyers of Illinois Family Law, 2005 - Current

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Journal of Arts and Entertainment, 1992 - 1993
  • Law in Fifty States, American Bar Association, Family Law Quarterly, 2003 - 2005
  • Marriage and Divorce at Midlife and Beyond, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 100/Oct. Issue, 2012
  • Broken Engagements, ISBA Family Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 54 No. 8, 2011
  • Family Law Quarterly, Law in Fifty States, American Bar Association, 2003 & 2004
  • 213f Witness Interrogatories, AAML, 2009
  • Lecturer, Divorce University, The Lilac Tree
  • Money Smart Week Workshop: Divorce Math for Women. April 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2006 - Present
  • Newsletter Editor, Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, 2001 - 2007
  • Chair, Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, 2009 -2010
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Governors Illinois Chapter, 2010 - 2016
  • Member, Leading Lawyers Network
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, Member, 2005 - 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Electronic Research, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2011
  • Illinois, 1993

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, Illinois, B.S., Honors: With Honors, Major: Business Administration, 1990


  • “Mr. Levey has an exceptional talent for not wasting a client's time or resources and finding the most expeditious way to resolve a case. He is dedicated to the practice of family law and is an active participant in the ISBA.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Ross S. Levey

20 South Clark Street
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-924-4400

Fax: 312-924-4411

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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