Jonathan D. Marks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Creve Coeur, MO

The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
 | 4 CityPlace Drive, Suite 497
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: 3149324575
Fax: 314-993-6301
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Jonathan D. Marks is a partner with The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., with offices in Creve Coeur and O'Fallon, Missouri.  Mr. Marks focuses his practice on a broad spectrum of family law litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He also handles trials and appeals in cases involving divorce, high-asset divorce, child custody and visitation, support, property division and other matters. Having litigated numerous family law cases on behalf of individuals in the St. Louis and St. Charles communities, Mr. Marks is a Fellow of the Acamdemy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is a Board Certified, Family Law Trial Advocate, By the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).  Mr. Marks has received many honors for his legal acumen and record of success, including being listed in The Best Lawyers in America, recognized by The Nation's Top One Percent, AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, and by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of the state's Up & Coming Lawyers in 2008.

Mr. Marks is a lecturer on family law and litigation subjects and spoke most recently at the 38th Annual Bench and Bar Conference and the 2015 American Bar Association Fall Family Law Conference.  He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Mr. Marks earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, graduating with dean's list honors in 1993. In 1997, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, where he received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for his achievements in the respective disciplines of communication law and mediation. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Missouri and Illinois and all U.S. District Courts in both states as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.


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


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2011

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About Jonathan Marks

Admitted: 1998, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Missouri's Top Up & Coming Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2008)
  • Board Certified, Family Trial Law Advocate, By the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
  • Fellow of The Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • The Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys (2015 - Present)
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (2013 - Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2016 - Present)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • Member, The Illinois State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2003
  • Member, The Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, The Bar Association of Metropolitan, St. Louis
  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000
  • Member, The American Bar Association
  • Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Missouri Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Lorman Educational Institution
  • Lecturer, NALS of Missouri
  • Lecturer, American Bar Association

Representative Clients:

  • Barzilay v. Barzilay, 600 F.3d 912, 8th Cir., 2010
  • K.N. v. B.S.B., 357 S.W.3d 284 (Mo. App. 2012)
  • Burke v. Hutto, 243 S.W.3d 431, Mo. App., 2007
  • In Re Marriage of King, 233 S.W.3d 231, Mo. App., 2007
  • K.N. v. S.P.S., 357 S.W.3d 285, Mo. App., 2012
  • Patz v. Patz, 412 S.W.3d 352 (Mo. App. 2013)
  • Henderson v. Henderson, 389 S.W.3d 260 (Mo. App. 2012)
  • J.C.W. ex rel Webb v. Wyciskalla, 275 S.W.3d 249, Mo. banc, 2009
  • Penumacha v. Penumacha, ED99274 (March 4, 2014)
  • Weaver v. Weaver, 298 S.W.3d 103, Mo. App., 2009
  • In Re Marriage of Al-Hamdy and Noor, 371 S.W.3d 5, Mo. App., 2012
  • J.T.V. v. M.A.L., 363 S.W.3d 383 (Mo. App. 2012)
  • In re Matter of S.C. v. N.H., 382 S.W.3d 182 (Mo. App. 2012)
  • Barzilay v. Barzilay, 536 F.3d 844, 8th Cir., 2008
  • In re C.H., 412 S.W.3d 375 (Mo. App. 2013)
  • Southard v. Southard, 239 S.W.3d 172, Mo. App., 2007
  • Baker-Bell v. Bell, 353 S.W.3d 99, Mo. App., 2011
  • J.T.V v. M.A.L., 362 S.W.3d 28, Mo. App., 2012
  • K.N. v. T.B., 357 S.W.3d 283 (Mo. App. 2012)


Educational Background:

  • University of Missouri, Columbia School of Journalism, Columbia, B.J., Dean's Honors, 1993
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Office Location for Jonathan D. Marks

4 CityPlace Drive
Suite 497
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Phone: 3149324575

Fax: 314-993-6301

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Last Updated: 12/25/2019

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