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Jeffery Mark Leving

Jeffery Mark Leving

also known as Jeffery Leving

Practice areas:

Marriage & Prenuptials, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

Named one of “America’s Best Lawyers” by Forbes Radio™, Jeffery M. Leving is the internationally acclaimed author of two ground-breaking booksFathers’ Rights and Divorce Wars and was selected by his peers as one of Illinois’ top attorneys.

Jeffery Leving received his Juris Doctor from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law in 1979. He is licensed to practice law inIllinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, theU.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court and is world-renown as a pioneer of the Fathers’ Rights Movement.

His professional associations include the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, the McHenry County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, the LaSalle County Bar Association, the Federal Trial Bar, and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Child Support: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Andrey Bohdan Filipowicz

    I have worked with Jeffery Leving for ten years. During this time I have witnessed Mr. Leving leading by example, and the resulting professional growth of the talented attorneys at his firm. Mr. Leving has contributed to my own personal growth in the arena of family law, as I evolved from a solo general practitioner to a member of the finest team of matrimonial attorneys I have ever been privileged to work with. In addition to providing strategic guidance, I have seen Mr. Leving taking charge of individual cases when necessary, and caring deeply and passionately about his work and the individuals his work touches. While his firm may have had thousands of clients, I have seen Mr. Leving go out of his way and devote his personal time to see to it that individual children are not victimized, and to see to it that a sometimes indifferent and callous system is held accountable. Due to his zealous hard work and "thinking out of the box" he has earned victories for clients who had lost hope.


    Andrey Filipowicz Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jenet Gonzalez Pequeno

    Jeffery M. Leving is a tireless and fearless advocate on behalf of father's everywhere. He never gives up and never gives an inch. I have seen him work miracles for father's who were desperate and were losing hope. He and I fought for a military father to have the right to have his boy baptized in the Catholic faith. Not only did our client obtain the right to baptize his little boy in the Catholic faith, he also received the right to raise him in the Catholic faith! Even if the situation seems desperate, Jeffery Leving will fight to find a way!


    Jenet Pequeno Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

19 South La Salle Street Suite 450
Chicago, IL, 60603-1490


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197905/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
House Resolution 0995 Honors - Jeffery LevingIllinois House of Representatives2012
National Lifetime Call to Service AwardPresident Obama2012
America's Best LawyersForbes RadioN/A
Award for Meritorious Service to the Public and Legal CommunityIllinois State Bar AssociationN/A
Protection of the FamilyIllinois State Crime CommissionN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PresidentLaw Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.1986 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois Council on Responsible FatherhoodChair2004 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
examiner.comBanning Dads From Delivery Room Deprives Dads of Critical Rights2014
examiner.comThe Effects of Paternal Incarceration2014
examiner.comProclamation Creates New Holiday Honoring Fathers2014
ReutersChicago Divorce Attorney Jeffery Leving Analyzes Top Sports Law Litigation2014
ExaminerDaughter's First Christmas with Disabled Dad2013
Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprintHow to Be A Good Divorced Dad2012
Examiner.comUnwed Fathers Receive Rights to Infant Children2012
Examiner.comWhy Men Don’t Seek Help2012
Examiner.comAbsentee Fathers a Growing Epidemic in America2012
Examiner.comBeing a good divorced dad means not giving up on your kids2012
Examiner.comThe Internet Spin Factor Never Stops2011
Examiner.comFathers Need to Be Part of Their Children’s Lives2011
Examiner.comSafe Haven Law Tramples Fathers’ Rights2011
Examiner.comSociety Seeks Wrong Answers in Crumbling Economy2011
Examiner.comThe Power of Fatherhood in Film2011
Examiner.comAMERICANS LOCKED UP ABROAD: The Politics of Anti-Americanism2011
Examiner.comSheriff Posting Pictures of “Deadbeats”: Hounding “Dead-broke” Dads Wont Pay2011
Examiner.comSaluting the Fallen Fathers & other Heroes of 9/11: In Memory & Tribute to NYFD2011
Examiner.comDon’t take a pass on “Caylee’s Law”2011
Examiner.comNo Father’s Day for Many Chicago Dads2011$3 Billion Owed In Child Support Is An Illusion2011
Examiner.comThe New Illinois Civil Unions Law: What It Will & Won’t Do2011
Basic BooksFathers' Rights1998

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fathers & Families Coalition of America National ConferenceA Father's Role in Preventing Family Violence2014
West Suburban Chiefs of Police AssociationChild Custody and Visitation2012
13th Annual Fathers & Families Conference in Los Angeles, CAResponsible Fatherhood2012
Women’s Law SymposiumEquality2011
Strengthening Fathers to Strengthen Families ForumFatherhood Empowerment2011
Fatherhood Involvement ForumRights of Non-Custodial Parents2011
Father Factors ForumCo-Authorship of Illinois Laws2011
7th Annual Southwestern Fatherhood Institute Training ConferenceImportance of Co-Parenting and Healthy Relationships for Children2011
Fathers Who Care: Expo for Today’s ManParenting Rights and Responsibilities2010
Men Making a Difference in the Lives of ChildrenFather Involvement in Chicago Public Schools2009
Southwestern Fatherhood Institute TrainingDads Make A Difference2008