Jonathan Merel

Jonathan Merel

Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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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 multi-million dollar marital estates and contested custody suits. 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.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1999, Jonathan received a Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002. While at Chicago-Kent, he was on the Dean’s List and served as a law clerk at a family law firm in Chicago. This valuable, diverse, and hands-on work experience sparked Jonathan’s passion for helping others through the practice of family law.

Jonathan has provided his legal expertise to prominent national media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and NBC’s Today Show. Jonathan was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2012 and 2013. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Jonathan is a member of the American Bar Association American Bar Association Family Law Committee, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, North Suburban Bar Association, and Lake County Bar Association.

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2002)
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A. (1999)
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Professional Experience
Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
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Kamerlink, Stark, McCormack & Powers, L.L.C.
Articles & Publications
Obesity Weighs Heavy In Child Custody, Divorce Cases
The Today Show
Obesity Fuels Child Custody Fights
Wall Street Journal
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Chicago Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Asset Division
  • Legal Separation
  • English
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Divorce & Family Law
Child Custody
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
595 Elm Place
Suite 225
Highland Park, IL 60035
Toll-Free: (312) 487-2795
Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
5225 Old Orchard Road
Suite 50
Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone: (312) 487-2795
Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
180 N Stetson Ave
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 487-2795