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Jonathan Merel is an experienced attorney and litigator who advocates for his clients in all family law proceedings, including settlement negotiations and trials. Jonathan founded The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. in early 2009. Prior to starting the firm, Jonathan worked at another Chicago-based family law practice for many years.
Jonathan has a great deal of experience in obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients in multimillion dollar marital estates and contested custody suits (custody is now known as the allocation of parental responsibilities in Illinois). His ability to settle heated divorces and custody disputes has gained him a great deal of respect from fellow attorneys and judges within the Chicagoland legal community. When settlement is not a viable or reasonable option, Jonathan's experience as a zealous litigator in the courtroom has produced outstanding results for his clients.
Always committed to his clients and their causes, Jonathan's philosophy is to build strong, trusting relationships with his clients, founded on compassion, sound legal strategy, and open and frequent communication. Known as a skillful and aggressive negotiator with strong tenacity, Jonathan has an impressive track record of protecting his clients' best interests and helping them meet their legal goals.
Jonathan has provided his legal expertise to prominent national media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and NBC’s "Today Show."
Year of Birth: 1977
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
Family Law Committee
Illinois Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
North Suburban Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Super Lawyer, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017
- The Best Lawyers in America© in Family Law, 2015, 2016
- Emerging Lawyer, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2015-2017
At The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., we specialize in providing legal services to our clients in all aspects of family law. Jonathan Merel, who has made his reputation as an accomplished attorney through the practice of family law, founded the firm in 2009, after practicing for many years at another Chicago family law firm. Jonathan, his associate attorneys, and the firm’s staff take great pride in affording clients the attention they deserve and obtaining the results they expect from one of the elite family law firms in the Chicagoland area. With the firm’s main office located in downtown Chicago in the prestigious 2 Prudential Plaza and a convenient suburban office location in Skokie, The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. practices in all counties within the Chicago vicinity, including but not limited to Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Kane County, McHenry County and Will County.1514847