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   3Joel J. LevinChicago(312) 546-5100jlevin@levinfamilylaw.comjlevin@levinfamilylaw.comLevin & Associateswww.LevinFamilyLaw.comwww.LevinFamilyLaw.comlevinjoelj.jpgFamily LawHigh-Conflict Custody CasesChild Advocate/RepresentativeSexual/Physical Abuse CasesDiscovery/Valuation of AssetsPaternity/Grandparent Cases
Joel J.
Levin & Associates
180 N LaSalle St Ste 1822
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 546-5100 Fx.(312) 546-5110
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Family Law    High-Conflict Custody Cases
    Child Advocate/Representative
    Sexual/Physical Abuse Cases
    Discovery/Valuation of Assets
    Paternity/Grandparent Cases
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Joel J. Levin has been dedicated to the practice of family law since graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1973, with a focus and emphasis on contested custody litigation. He is a skilled trial attorney, and is known for his talents both in the courtroom and in the mediation and settlement of all family law matters. Joel has extensive experience with high conflict issues involving custodial and financial matters. Joel is well-known and highly regarded as a Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem, and he is frequently appointed by Judges in the domestic relations division of Cook County to represent children in cases involving complex issues, including those where there are allegations of physical and sexual abuse, child abduction and parental alienation. His zealous and compassionate representation of children transcends beyond his role as a Court-appointed representative, and he applies the same dedication and commitment in his representation of mothers, fathers and grandparents fighting for their children's best interests. He has represented many high-profile clients, their spouses and their children, including business professionals, athletes and actors, and he prides himself on offering the same level of care and attention to each of his clients. He is an adjunct professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, a frequent moderator and lecturer for fellow attorneys and judges on domestic relations issues, and sat on the committee charged with redrafting the local circuit court rules in domestic relations. Joel is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer as recognized by Chicago Magazine each year since 2004, and has been selected as a Leading Lawyer by his peers in Family Law.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1973
U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 1973

Hourly Rate:  $350 - $450

Retainer:  Varies by case

Year of Birth:  1948

Law School:  IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D., 1973
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Law Review candidate; Moot Court

Undergraduate School:  Southern Illinois University, B.S., journalism, 1970
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Student newspaper; fraternity president; student athlete

Representative Clients:  
Mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, children, grandparents; many high-profile clients and their children, including actors, athletes, and business professionals

Employment History:  
Self-employed litigator since 1973; adjunct professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Illinois Super Lawyer®, 2004-present
Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Family Law

Legal Lectures:  
Frequent moderator in seminars held for fellow attorneys and judges in Domestic Relations Division of Circuit Court of Cook County on issues involving the representation of children and child-related concerns in matrimonial cases. (e.g., October, 2008, "The Use and Legality of Pedophilia Testing in Domestic Relations Sexual Abuse cases")

Committee member charged with redrafting the local circuit court rules of Cook County on domestic relations

Frequent lecturer at law schools and bar association meetings regarding the representation of children in custody disputes

Firm Description:  
Led by Joel J. Levin, celebrating over 40 years of practice in family law, the attorneys at Levin & Associates provide superior, dedicated and compassionate representation in family law. At Levin & Associates, we intimately understand the intricacies of the practice of family law, enabling us to provide exceptional representation to each of our clients. We are sensitive to the unique difficulties that our clients face emotionally and financially, and we tailor our representation to meet the individual needs and goals of each client.

We provide the highest professional and ethical standards in the following areas of family law:
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Division and Valuation of Marital and Non-Marital Property
  • Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Removal
  • Establishment of Paternity
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Civil Unions and Separations
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Resides with his wife in Lake Bluff. Enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.
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