|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2017|
|Leading Lawyer in Family Law||Leading Lawyers Network||2017|
|10 Best Attorneys in Illinois - Family Law||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2017|
|Leading Lawyer in Family Law||Leading Lawyers Network||2016|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2016|
|Leading Lawyer in Family Law||Leading Lawyers Network||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Attorney/Managing Principal||Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Kamerlink, Stark, McCormack & Powers, L.L.C.||2002 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Wall Street Journal||Obesity Fuels Custody Fights||2011|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
Posted by anonymous
Jonathan did not want to answer my question. He was looking for me to schedule a consultation with him for hiring. He said that it was something that he does not do. That my asking him through this, was the "wrong channel". I was on the phone with him for less than 2-3 minutes.
Posted by John
Jonathan and his assistants provided excellent service to me. First of all he gave me his personal phone number, I can call and text anytime, he listens and follows up on my divorce case very carefully, he writes up excellent defense reports and smart reasoning, he is in court on time. I got everything I need from Jonathan and his team.
Posted by Eryk
Your avvo review:
My divorce case was not technically difficult, but I needed help immediately and Jonathan Merel and his associate Brad Kaye were able to leap in and help me with custody issues right away. Both men were aware my divorce was very difficult for me emotionally and their professionalism didn't just extend to legal analysis and representation; they also encouraged me and helped me through an awful period of my life, carefully explaining what was going on all the time. Jonathan was always prompt about getting back in touch with me when issues arose. And while Jonathan and Brad are both smart and affable, they were also dogged in defending my interests. Once, in court, faced with opposing counsel mocking me directly, Brad responded aggressively in my defense — something that deeply impressed me, and for which I am still very grateful. Additionally, I quickly came to prize Jonathan's astute legal analysis and vision for where he wanted my case to go. I'd highly recommend The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel to those looking for competent, kind, and candid divorce attorneys. They know the law. They helped me get a result I can live with and which is helping me move on with my life. And, maybe more importantly, it's clear they actually give a damn about their clients. That last bit is worth its weight in gold.
Michael Lodermeier, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Jonathan is professional, tenacious and highly competent. He strikes the right balance between fighting for his clients and maintaining an effective relationship with his opposing counsel. When I have a conflict with a potential client, Jonathan is one of the first people I recommend.
John Conniff, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
Jonathan is one of the finest family law attorneys I know. We worked together on many complex cases during my time with his firm. Jonathan's knowledge of the law and the legal system are invaluable assets to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan to anyone in need of a family law attorney.