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Mervate Mohammad

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hickory Hills, IL

4.4   16 reviews
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2013
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mervate

Learn Mervate’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Both contested and uncontested divorce.

  2. Child custody

  3. Child support

  4. Family
    Family Law incorporates, divorce, child support, child custody, maintenance, property disposition, and post decree (post divorce) matters.

  5. Mediation
    Family law, custody, divorce, child support, expenses, alimony, property and debt distribution.

  6. Domestic violence


Mervate Mohammad, Esq. graduated with Cume Laude and Honors from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelors Degree in History and Political Science and double minor in Islamic World Studies and International Studies. Mervate earned her Juris Doctor at the John Marshall Law School, is licensed to practice in Illinois and has earned her Federal General Bar admission to the Northern District of Illinois Supreme Court.

Mervate has the experience and passion for the law to handle your legal needs. She has worked as a licensed attorney and clerk serving various law firms concentrating on Family and Corporate Law.

Mervate handles all stages of family law matters including divorce, orders of protection, and parentage cases. Mervate has an outstanding reputation for working and listening to her clients’ needs and putting her clients first. She aggressively advocates for her clients and puts their needs and goals as the priority in all settlements, negotiations and litigation in and outside the courtroom.

Mervate is a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Arab American Bar Association, Muslim Bar Association and Illinois Bar Association.


Kiswani Law, P.C.
9525 S. 79th Ave
Suite 205
Hickory Hills, IL, 60457
Kiswani Law, P.C.
161 N. Clark St.
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60601
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4.4 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by The Greek | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Attorney that listens!
Listen everyone! I have known Mervate for more than 5 years. Since she was a sole attorney out of a small office. I interviewed many attorneys and found scammers,thieves and very few loya . I called Mervate and told her my case and she told me she can help me! I went in and talked to her. She was everything that her profile says she is. I saw someone professional , with a smile fully attentive. I am a father that only wanted what a father deserves, time with his kids and full involvement only to be screwed and played by other attorneys and lies in the court room. For the past 5 years , she has been by my side. She says that her number one priority is her clients needs and goals which is true. She is a advocate of taking care of business out of the court room but will take it to the battlefield if she needs to. Taking care of business out of court especially keeping the interest of your client is a great way to go and Mervate's method of giving you your best deal minimizing that threat of court fees and negative outcomes. If this gets the clients needs addressed, problem solved! DON'T THINK SHE IS GETTING SOFT OR GIVIN UP! Getting soft or giving up is the attorney that goes into court , sits next to opposing counsel, giggles, laughs, says what can we do about this , like they are friends and sends you a bill! Mervate is far from that. She will fight for you till you get what you want or you say stop. I am proof. She will explain to you what happened , what action is recomended , and even counsels you maritally from a legal perspective. She keeps you informed every step! Mervate was my attorney,is my attorney,and is now a friend and will always be a friend. i WOULD LIKE TO THANK MERVATE FOR BEING BY MY SIDE. BEING ATTENTIVE, MY PAIN WAS NOT HER GAIN, MY PAIN WAS HER PAIN , she had to listen to my cry, but that's what she did, listened and so far delivered! Thank you! Lets keep riding the wave of positive outcomes. I would like a second to address all! I DON'T CARE WHAT ATTORNEY YOU GET YOU ARE NOT GONNA WIN EVERY POINT IN YOUR CASE. I didn't win every point in my case either. I lost to lies many times, but there is only a certain amount a attorney could do if the court ain't feelin it. Oh by the way I could have blamed my attorney, but how can you blame a attorney if they stood before the judge and did their job. Mervate was a fighter , with a smile! SHOW UP LATE! People need to understand attorneys don't book your case and that's it for the day. They have many different rooms, different courthouses and even weather as factors. Late, what do you fear? Your attorney knows the numbers to the clerk. The judge understands. Attorneys have many clients they need to serve. SOME ATTORNEYS CHARGE YOU FROM THE POSTED COURT TIME THRU THE TIME THEY GET THERE. NOW THAT'S WRONG ! WHY CHARGE ME WHILE YOU SERVE OTHERS. BUT MERVATE HAS NEVER DONE THAT TO ME AND HER PRICING IS HONEST , OTHERWISE SHE LISTENS TO YOU AND WORKS WITH YOU! Some attorneys tell you take it deep! Last but not least if you feel your case is neglected, and you don't understand the process of the court system and that it takes time to get a court date after you go thru all the legal jargon, you need to stay anonymous. I know after 5 years, about patience , and how stuff gets dragged on. Mervate , is the type that will tell you if something will take a long time, if its feasable to your budget, what other options you have or if something is taking long she has no problem retracting. She will listen to you and honor your request. But the one thing I am sure she can't do is speed the case up! I have learned in family court there is no right to a speedy trial unless 2 parties are amicable. All in all , Mervate was great in the beginning and still is. Adding the support and knowledge of her associate Stephanie to the team is all another great reason to count on Mervate to represent you!
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Posted by Marvin | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great with Communication
I rarely leave reviews, but my experience with Attorney Mervate compels me to do so. She handled my divorce case exceptionally well. Against all odds, she negotiated a settlement agreement that did not place undue financial stress upon me. As a result, I have been able to start a new life with a clean slate and without resentment toward my ex-wife. I can honestly say that Attorney Mervate had my best interest in mind and was great with communication while she negotiated an amicable resolution to my divorce.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Kiswani Law, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • SK Law, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014


  • Northwestern University
  • Divorce and Family Dispute Mediation
  • 2018
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago (MBA)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Accelerated Instructor Certification Program
  • Legal Aspects of Line Dance Instructors
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Mervate
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mervate and I are in a small, national practice management group. We have had many professional conversations the past year. I would certainly refer anyone I know in Illinois to her for legal advice and representation! Sincerely, Mark P. Yablon"
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mervate Mohammad is a hard-working and skilled attorney. She is developing a reputation among lawyers in her community as being the go-to attorney when it comes to issues of family law. I would be happy to recommend her services to anyone."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mervate is a great attorney. She manages to balance her full workload to give each client her full attention. Mervate advocates for each client's rights while remaining efficient and realistic on the likely results of each case and not allowing the clients to over-spend their budgets."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Mervate when she came into a contested child custody, visitation, and guardianship proceeding in which I was already involved. Frankly, her client stood little chance of prevailing before she came into the case, because the law and the facts did not favor him. Mervate gave her client the advice, both legal and factual, he needed to obtain much of the relief he wanted. I am certain her efforts led to the results obtained. Since then we have shared legal advice on a number of topics. I am always impressed by her preparation, experience and knowledge. I happily recommend that people consult and retain her."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mervate is a competent attorney, and very well-versed in family law issues. I highly recommend her services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mervate on several cases and she has always been a pleasure to work with. Her professional demeanor and commitment to her clients is obvious, and her skills in the courtroom unmatched. I would not hesitate to call Mervate for any of my legal issues."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mervate is my go to lawyer for any Family Law issues. She is a hard working attorney who will fight for her clients rights. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mervate is an ambitious and professional attorney that always exceeds expectations. She has my strong recommendation."
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