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Jesse Valentino Barrientes

Criminal defense Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
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PROMPT , ATTENTIVE, AND CARING FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.

Jesse V. Barrientes is the proprietor of the Law Offices of Jesse V. Barrientes with locations in Wheaton, Villa Park, Aurora, and Joliet, Illinois.  He graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago in 1987 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Philosophy.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the JohnMarshallLawSchool in 1991.  He was admitted to the General Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1991, and admitted to the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2001.  He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the Will County Bar Association.  He was Vice-Chairman of the Law Practice Management Committee in 2010 – 2011, and was Chairman of the Law Practice Management Committee in 2011 – 2012. 

 

Jesse V. Barrientes’ practice areas include Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination, Bankruptcy, and a MAJOR concentration in Family Law.  His firm provides aggressive, experienced and quality legal services. He focuses on the equitable and financially feasible resolution of his clients’ legal situations. He does not believe in sugar-coating his advice, or telling clients what they want to hear. He believes that each client must be aware of the realities of their unique legal situation, and the ramifications of their various legal options in order to render an intelligent, informed, and reasoned decision. He also believes in keeping his clients informed of the status and progress of their case at each and every stage of litigation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018

Location

Jesse Valentino Barrientes
1650 Casa Solana Drive
Wheaton, IL, 60189-8218
Jesse Valentino Barrientes
250 West St. Charles Road
Villa Park, IL, 60181
Jesse Valentino Barrientes
Pioneer Building
54 N. Ottowa St #310
Joliet, IL, 60432
Jesse Valentino Barrientes
1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Aurora, IL, 60505
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Roberto | May 1, 2023
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Counsler and friend
I’ve been a client of Mr. Jesse Barrientes for about a year. Mr. Barrientes is knowledgeable of the law, responsive, and displays the upmost professionalism in all transactions. Aside from his vast knowledge and professionalism, I also appreciate the human side and compassion he conveys to his clientele. Jesse did an amazing job thru my divorce proceedings. He kept in me well informed and provided excellent counseling as to what needs to be done going forward. I highly recommend Mr. Barrientes for you and your family attorney needs.
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Posted by Vanessa | April 30, 2023
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Awesome Attorney
Jesse helped us with our closing of our first home. He made it a very enjoyable process. He worked very hard and did an outstanding job. Jesse has represented my family for years and has become part of my family. He was able to answer all of our questions and gave us great advice.
Posted by Sarah | August 22, 2022
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So thankful to have finally found a lawyer who could cut to the chase!
I cannot even begin to say enough nice things about Jesse. But to summarize….he was the 3rd lawyer I have had since I got divorced. My first lawyer experience left me with all kinds of problems down the road that I never could have anticipated, as I did not know anything about anything when first getting divorced. (i.e. making sure child tax deductions were fairly split between my children’s father and myself….ensuring a transportation plan that was fair for all….having a mandatory review of parenting schedule that allowed for changes in kids’ schedules as they aged through the school years…etc etc). As a result, I eventually had to hire another lawyer to help me tackle the child tax deduction issue, and was met with an onslaught of legal badgering and, in my mind, harassment, from my ex-husband and his attorney. This second lawyer I hired was great on many levels, but also very new/green, and never seemed to see the dirty tricks coming from my ex-husband’s lawyer before they happened, so did not help me with pre-empting anything. Long story short, and 2.5 emotionally painful and financially draning years after taking my ex-husband to court to fix the problems from my first lawyer’s dismal work, I was introduced to Jesse by some mutual friends. He was, simply, AMAZING. He has so much experience, and SUCH great wisdom in how he approaches things. He not only helped me finally get all these past years’ of lawyering messes cleaned up within 6 weeks, he helped me stay sane, and focused on the big picture. He gives true meaning to the word “counselor”, as he counseled me multiple times. He cut to the chase with my ex-husband’s lawyer, and was able to make sure all the distraction tactics she was using to drag things out and financially drain me, were quickly put to a stop. He reminded me the importance of meditation, and to stay focused on my CHILDREN, versus trying to “win” a fight against their dad. I just wish that I had met Jesse 9 years ago! But, I am very thankful that I finally was steered towards him. Experience, wisdom, and genuine care for others (along with a communicated respect for the other legal parties involved too, which of course helped me try to stay in that healthy space) embody who Jesse is, and how he works. THANK YOU, Jesse. I am forever thankful for you!
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Posted by Dan | August 21, 2022
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A great lawyer when I needed one the most!
Having never needed to use a lawyer, I was at a loss when my ex served me child support papers after disappearing w/my daughter for almost 18 years. He was recommended to me by a friend who used him, I talked to him and he took my case. He got me through a very difficult time, was very pleasant, understanding, knowledgeable, and easy to deal with. He helped me navigate the legal waters of my particular situation with ease, and even though I hope I don't ever "need" to use him again, I would have no question I would call upon him if the need ever arose. Cannot say enough good things about him, he is simply the best there is.
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Posted by Daniel | July 18, 2021
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Great Attorney
Jesse works very hard and does an outstanding job. Jesse has represented us for years and is always available to help & answer questions. If you need an attorney then you need to retain Jesse he will do everything possible to help you.
Posted by Andrea | July 1, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer
I used Jesse for my divorce. He made everything very easy for me. He was very through on all the paperwork and didn’t leave any stone unturned. He really knows what he is doing and is very knowledgeable. In addition, he was personable, easy to talk to and understanding. He answered any questions above and beyond and kept me informed throughout the process. He definitely has a lot of experience and knows the laws forward and backward. I felt comfortable in trusting him with my case. He is fair and always had the best interest of me and my children in mind. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Jamnes | April 14, 2021
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Great advice and representation
Jesse did an outstanding job with my case. He was very responsive and professional; a very good communicator. He always took his time and was clear and concise when answering my questions. I would not hesitate to hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2020
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Very professional and educated in Law
Jesse was very informative and prompt when handling my case. I was referred to him from a close friend who also was represented by Jesse and was very pleased with his services. My case was prolonged due to the fault of the other party involved, but Jesse took extreme measures to ensure we were heard and sped up the process as much as possible. I highly recommend Jesse for any family law cases.
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Posted by David Grohe | October 7, 2020
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Well , better late than never . 27 years later. Hi Jesse .
In the early 90s I used Jesse . He was a young up and coming attorney . I met him through his girlfriend at the time who I worked with at Midwest Mortgage . Jesse did an amazing job and he hadn't been practicing very long . He did such a good job the judge that day called 5 Elmhurst Police officers in to his private chambers to chew each and every one of them out for illegal entry , no probable cause , and not following proper procedures and protocols. Jesse and I celebrated after court that day . He roasted these guys in court . They didn't have a frickn chance against Jesse . That was 27 years ago . I cant imagine how much his skills and knowledge has evolved since then . Thanks again Jesse . Havn't seen you in decades . I hope you read this . David Grohe
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Posted by Helen | September 10, 2018
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My Lawyer
We have been represented for the last 20 years by our attorney Jesse Barrientes. In all types of legal situations , that the average family would inconture. Closings, Wills, POA’s , Accidents & injury etc. etc. We find him to be of the highest caliber & integrity.
Posted by Evelyn Faircloth | August 22, 2018
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Real Estate, Wills and Adoption
My husband and I have used Jesse Barrientes for several Real Estate transactions, Wills and adoption. He is extremely knowledgeable, sharp, personable, thorough and very trustworthy. His advice throughout the 10 + years have been invaluable. Jesse Barrientes genuinely cares about his clients. *We highly recommend him*
Posted by Armand | August 22, 2018
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He’s the right choice
Mr. Barrientes did phenomenal work on our family case. He is through, professional, and thoughtful. He did not lie nor sugar coat anything. He was honest and straight forward. He’s a hard worker and very knowledgeable. One of the things that stands out the most in our experience with him is that he truly cares and fights for what is right and best for the family.
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Posted by Antonette | August 21, 2018
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Excellent Attorney!!
Jesse Barrientes is an amazing lawyer. He is a proficient attorney and his attention to detail is remarkable. My family has used him for many years, and continue to use his legal expertise, to this day. We have used him for divorces, criminal defense, wills/probate and real estate. Jesse is great at returning phone calls, and handles all paper work in a, more than timely manner. You will not be disappointed in his legal abilities, and he will be by your side, fighting for you, until the very end. I highly recommend Jesse Barrientes for your legal needs. He does not disappoint!!!
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Posted by Cherie | August 18, 2018
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Child Support / Employment / Wills
I’ve used two other attorneys in the past so I have comparison. Mr. Barrientes has consulted/handled four issues for me, including child support, end of life planning and an employment concern. He is easy to talk to, listens and responds and he understands my concerns are important to me and treats them as such. When I’ve emailed concerns or left messages he replies. I don’t have to call/email several times. He was courteous and aggressive in my dispute. Without getting into too much detail, I thought I was heading towards a long dispute, Mr. Barrientes remembered an off handed comment I had made months earlier that I never realized could be used in my case. He researched it and my case was settled. Saved me much time and potentially a lot of money. I recommend Mr. Barrientes to everyone.
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Posted by Dominick | December 15, 2015
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paternity case
The services I have obtained from Jesse have been amazing. Jesse is extremly quick with returing phone calls and services with any questions i've had with him. I can't say enough how easy he has made my experience. He has been a very patient well mannered man and very easy to get along with. We can't forget he got what I WANTED DONE. Not just what he wanted. He listened and executed everytime. This is who you want to represent you. He makes me feel like im family. I recommend him very strongly and couldnt ask for more.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
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Fights for what's right
I would definetly recomend Jesse, he has been exceptional with the way he handled my divorce what's best it was quick and felt less stress about it. He is continuing to help my case even after divorce. Great lawyer. You will not be disappointed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jesse V. Barrientes
  • 1991 - 2016

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 1987

Associations

  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Family Law Law Firm
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Family Law Law Firm
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Service Attorney Award
  • DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Legal Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Legal Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Who Has The Legal Right When Things Go Terribly Wrong?
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Basic Skills
  • Networking
  • 2014
  • Basic Skills
  • Networking
  • 2013
  • Basic Skills
  • Opening Your Own Law Firm
  • 2012
  • Basic Skills
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Jesse
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"Jesse has extensive experience and knowledge in family law. I would highly recommend his legal services."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jesse. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I’ve known Jesse for several years as opposing counsel on cases as well as a fellow lawyer in the community. He is an aggressive litigant for his clients, yet he is also a strong negotiator for reaching an equitable resolution. Jesse truly cares about doing the right thing for his clients and is well-respected in the legal community for doing so."

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Wheaton Criminal defense Lawyer Jesse Valentino Barrientes
Jesse Valentino Barrientes
Criminal defense Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 33 years