5.0 stars 21 totalReview Jonathan Merel
Posted by CJ K
Upon my initial consult with Jonathan Merel I knew he was the right attorney for me. Jonathan showed compassion and genuine care for me, my children and my case. My case was complicated and fierce. My ex constantly change his mind and disagree just to cause more drama and strife. Jonathan was able to keep my case and I headed on the right path. Although it was a long divorce, Jonathan and his team (Melissa and Stefani included) stayed the course and helped me stand strong and not wavier. Jonathan never made a promise - he always delivered; not only what was expected from him as an attorney but went above his role and was more. He explained details to help me through the process and allowed me to ask questions, lots of questions, without making me feel incompetent. He always made himself available and put my best interest first. He is worth every penny! I am very grateful!
Posted by Sameer A
I had the opportunity to hire Jonathan Merel's law firm, and found my overall experience with his law firm highly satisfying and rewarding. I had to hire his firm after having a horrible experience with my earlier attorney, and I am glad I made a very good decision hiring his firm. Personally, I have found Mr. Merel compassionate, professional, ethical and highly knowledgeable attorney. From a legal standpoint, He and his law firm truly works in the best Interest of clients, and are pretty aggressive in legal approach. The same holds true for other attorneys in his team including Melissa and Stephanie. Billing procedures and rates are nice as well, and the practice sends monthly billing statements stating work done, time spent on case etc. Last but not the least, I will highly recommend Mr. Merel’s Law firm to anyone looking for outstanding legal services.
Posted by a client
Jonathan was very responsive from the beginning. We met, reviewed the situation and how I was feeling, he encouraged me to take some time to figure out what I really wanted and explained certain outcomes to me. The lawyer on the other side was pretty ruthless and Jonathan kept his professional tact and cut right to the chase, leaving the unnecessary emotional cuts out of the situation, which I greatly appreciated. He faithfully read my emails and preferred a phone call to address my concerns without too much back and forth. I did feel like the lawyer on the other side had a different agenda, one to take me down personally and therefore spent a lot more time meeting with my ex and reviewing and adjusting the documents. In the end, Jonathan spent my time wisely and kept me informed well above the other side so I knew what classes I needed to take and what needed to be filed and what to look for down the road. He also encouraged me to speak to my ex directly, considering the other lawyer's tactics and that proved to be very beneficial. I was glad to be in good hands, to keep everything on the up and up and to feel heard and well informed. I am appreciative and would certainly seek his counsel again, knowing that we'd get to the point professionally and reasonably. Thank you!
Posted by Ray
I highly recommend Jonathon Merel as family law & divorce attorney. I recently used Jonathan's services for my divorce, Jonathon is very professional and understood my needs was able to complete my divorce in a very short time frame. I was very satisfied with his results. Jonathan is a great resource and attorney to have on your side. Don't hesitate to use Jonathan Merel for your family law needs.
Posted by Claudia
My case was an extremely difficult one. Jonathan & Stefani were great with helping me to stay focused during this extremely difficult time for me and my daughter. They knew how to point out the facts in court. Jonathan's expertise in law allowed the truth to always come to surface especially since my ex was hardly ever truthful. Having Jonathan and his team on my side helped with my case ending with positive outcome for me and my daughter. Thank you, Jonathan, Stefani & Melissa.
Posted by Robin
Jonathan Merel is a wonderful lawyer. He fought very hard in my behalf. He was trustworthy helpful and extremely knowledgable. Always available when needed... And always looking out for my best interests. I would highly recommend his services
Posted by Daniel
My case was extremely difficult given the complete passive aggressive non- compliant nature of my ex-wife. Her sole idea for the divorce ended with her thwarting all advances to this cause. Jonathon was able to avoid a costly long drawn out custody battle over my daughters residency. Navigating the completely one sided Chicago court system. It was clear that the courts had no intention of allowing my teenage daughter to reside permanently with me. In the end this is what was entered in the courts. My opinion is the Chicago divorce court system looks down on men. I am truly grateful I had a competent attorney who understood the position of the courts. I would not recommend divorce without a legitimately experienced attorney such as Jonathon. Jonathon has been a true advocate for my case. Thank you
Posted by Curtis
Jonathan and Co. got me through a life changing event with finess and confidence that I needed under the EXTREEM duress of a divorce. He saw the big picture and kept my skyrocketing blood pressure from getting the best of me by keeping me informed throughout. A friend recomended him and I worried that I only selected him based on someone else's opinion. Hiring Jonathan was the first and BEST decision I made in my divorce. By the end of a drawn out drama with my ex, having Jonathan and Melissa on my side of the table gave me the support, knowledge and upperhand that everyone wants and hopes for. Johnathan didn't make promises, he delivered and was worth every penny because of the outcome.
Posted by a client
After finding Jonathan on the internet and meeting for an initial consultation, I thought he would be a good fit for my situation. Therefore, I hired him and put down a hefty retainer. Unfortunately he did virtually nothing on my case other than blow through plenty of legal fees. Each time I would ask for his advice, he would respond with, "well, that's only a decision you can make." What? That's what I am paying you for... I would not recommend this attorney to anyone looking to be guided through a difficult process. If you are made of money, maybe he will do a better job for you.
Posted by Super_Dad
Being a Single dad can be tough. Add to that, the KIDNAPPING of your kids. Taken to a third world country and not knowing their where-abouts, or anything about them has to be every parent’s worst nightmare; especially for 18 long months of pain. Trust me when I tell you the anxiety was just about unbearable. Unfortunately, I speak from experience.
I live in the state of Illinois and have been a Chicago resident my whole life. To date, the state of Illinois has backed me up and supported me as much as possible. This could of never been accomplished without the help of my lawyers.
Both Jonathon and Melissa were outstanding in fighting for what is right and they will give you a 100%. They are the only lawyers I found truth in and that in itself is the most important thing anyone can ask for. They always kept me informed and took the time to explain everything in details. Pros and cons.. I mean... they are the total package in lawyers.
I can't repay them enough for all they have done !
One thing I have learned about Jonathan is that he IS A MAN OF HIS WORD !! Enough said !