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Melissa Veronica Caballero

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   54 reviews

also known as Melissa Caballero Dunn

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Location

Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
180 N Stetson Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL, 60601-6818

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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2024
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Amazing Attorney
Going through a divorce is so hard and Melissa did everything in her power to help me feel educated and taken care of. She is professional, knowledgeable and compassionate, which was exactly what I needed. She listened to all my concerns and took them seriously. It was evident that she was completely committed to my and my children's best interests.
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Posted by Theresa | April 24, 2024
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A Legal Champion!!
Melissa's exceptional legal guidance and support have been a lifeline for me during a tumultuous post-divorce ordeal. Her expertise in family law coupled with her compassionate approach provided me with the strength and clarity I needed to navigate the darkest moments. Her strategic prowess and fearless advocacy ensured that every legal avenue was explored. Melissa's dedication and professionalism make her the go-to attorney for anyone in need of a legal champion in their corner. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2024
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Highly recommend
I'm extremely happy I hired Melissa during a messy custody battle. She did the impossible for my case. She is very knowledgeable, kind and passionate. She kept me informed and always reponsed quickly. She always went above and beyond. I'm very happy with the results.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2024
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Melissa is a savior
Melissa is amazing at her job. She was someone who I desperately needed in my corner during an extremely hard time in my life. My divorce took every ounce of every I had to survive. I would not have survived without Melissa supporting me and fighting for me every step of the way. She and her team were always there, always communicating, always guiding me through this awful experience. This includes the times when she felt necessary to pull me back to reality and steady the ship when I was too emotional to make the smart move. I needed her to advocate for me when I was unable to see through the tough parts. If you find yourself in an unfortunate and desperate situation, you should call her and acquire her services. I can’t imagine going through this process which anyone else.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 9, 2024
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Best Advice for Prenuptial Agreement
Getting engaged is an exciting time and yet can be daunting when you have a lot of assets involved. So when my fiancé had asked me for a prenuptial agreement, I wanted someone who would be assertive and advocate for me and what would be the best for me. Melissa is that person! She took a look at our assets, worse case scenarios and helped me understand how different scenarios would play out for me. Melissa was a strong advocate in navigating what I should ask for and what I have the right to ask for. She helped me understand the lingo as well as how everything works in regards to the Illinois law. I have already recommended her once and I would recommend her to everyone who is looking for a strong, smart attorney who will advocate on their behalf. She is wonderful!
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2023
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Very highly recommended!
Melissa is fantastic! I interviewed over nine attorneys to represent me, and she immediately stood out as the most qualified and helpful. She quickly understood what my situation was and did a great job both in the materials she produced as well as the oral arguments she gave. In all cases, her positions were persuasive with solid research and supporting evidence behind them. I very highly recommend her work!
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Posted by Jami | September 7, 2023
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Melissa is the premier choice for divorce attorney.
Hiring Melissa was the best decision I made during the most difficult time in my life. The moment I hung up the phone I knew she would be the perfect fit. She was very knowledgeable and approachable. Throughout the process she kept me well informed and was extremely responsive to all calls and emails. Melissa always made me feel like my case was priority. She was very efficient and never wasted time during our meetings. Melissa is an amazing divorce attorney and I couldn't be happier with the resolution!
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Posted by Pamela | August 21, 2023
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Amazing, Empathetic, and Fights for you
Melissa not only has helped guide me through what started as an amicable turned messy divorce and custody case. She was able to understand what I wanted, knew what I needed, and fought for me. She also was able to empathize when I was asking for things that were not achievable, but also able to provide recommendations. Above and beyond anything I could have expected or anticipated.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2023
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competent and efficient divorce attorney team
Melissa Caballero and her team of lawyers, including Caroline Hubbard, were caring, competent, and efficient. They got the work done quickly. I never thought I would be divorce this quickly. Thank you very much!
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2023
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Highly recommend
Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult experiences in life. Melissa and Josie were an incredible team that held my hand, were a shoulder to cry on and a source of strength through all 2.5 years of a divorce involving a young child and domestic violence. They worked to appoint a GAL, a custody evaluator and managed through a retired judge and a spouse who fired the first set of attorneys. Through all the bumps in the road and all the contention, they had a clear plan, were consistently prepared, thoughtful, present, responsive, technical and very much in my corner while helping me through all the phases of my proceeding. I’d highly recommend Melissa and her team to anyone looking for a trustworthy, fair, strategic and compassionate family attroney.
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Posted by Jose | January 10, 2023
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Thankful for Melissa and team!
Going through the kind of thing that requires family law is never easy. The team at JM handled the issue very well. They communicated clearly and worked with me to ensure that I got what I needed to be able to move forward with my life. I recommend them.
Posted by Sean | November 18, 2022
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Someone I could trust
Going through the divorce process was daunting to say the least. The first time I spoke with Melissa to discuss my concerns and my goals she listened and responded with understanding as well as a high level path. Her ability to put my mind at ease right from the start added to why I choose to work with her. Her and her team’s timely responses and turnaround on the work was impressive. I felt like I was going through my divorce with her at my side. We were able to get to the finish line faster than I expected with a result that both sides felt good with. She is a reliable and great lawyer and an equally good person, so I can’t recommend her enough. My advice is to choose someone who wants what is best for you, I am glad I did.
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Posted by Mara | November 11, 2022
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Professional, knowledgeable, hard-working, and understanding
Melissa expertly represented me in a complex, post-divorce decree case. She was knowledgeable in all subject areas and researched further when needed. Melissa was consistent and caring from beginning to end--listening to my concerns and keeping me informed--and maintained a trustworthy and professional demeanor as she fought for my best interests. Ultimately, we prevailed. I highly recommend Melissa for family law representation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2022
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Exceptional
Melissa provided exceptional support and guidance during the trying time that was my divorce. She ensured my interests were well protected and that we achieved a speedy resolution.
Posted by Wendy | October 31, 2022
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Very Knowledgeable
Melissa had a a great balance of compassion and knowledge of family law. She is also confident and very thorough. And if she doesn’t know the answer she will find it!
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
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Knowledgeable and Reliable
I used Melissa for a prenuptial agreement a couple weeks before my wedding. Melissa helped me understand the process and was able to explain the abstract legal terms with situational examples, so I could understand and make better informed decisions. I found her to be very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to pointing out items that could be an easy oversight. She responded to any calls or messages quickly. I highly recommend hiring Melissa!
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
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Professional, Skilled, Knowledgeable, Dynamic
From the very onset of my divorce case, Melissa actively guided me and her associates in all related activities, and led the case to the successful settlement without financially and emotionally draining trial. Melissa's was available for addressing the issues anytime and every time (literally: even on New Year's Day). Her decisions, guidance and actions, resulted in imperative for the case key milestones. Melissa's professionalism on all levels (even to the opposition counsel) is equally admirable and exemplary. Being represented by Melissa was a great confidence builder.
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Posted by Mike | June 27, 2022
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Great lawyer to have in your corner!
Melissa Caballero did a fantastic job representing me and the kids in a messy divorce. She was thorough and incredibly responsive. Melissa thought outside the box to protect every aspect of our future!
Posted by Stephanie | June 13, 2022
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Highly Recommend Melissa!
Prior to getting married, I hired Melissa to help me through my prenuptial agreement. I did not know much about the process and Melissa was patient and thorough and made sure I understood each part of the agreement. We only had a few weeks to finalize our agreement before the wedding and Melissa was extremely efficient, professional, and made sure I was comfortable with every part of the agreement. She was in constant communication with me, even on the weekends, which I greatly appreciated. If you’re looking for a family law attorney who you can trust has your best interest at heart, I highly recommend that you hire Melissa!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2022
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Efficient and Trustworthy
I had reached out Melissa for some post decree divorce work. The divorce was complicated and contentious and was not looking forward to this process. Melissa efficiently handled the situation and communicated clearly. I would wholeheartedly recommend her for divorce issues.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Child Representative
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Co-chair - YLS Family Law Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Family Defense Center
  • Young Professionals Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association
  • Young Alumni Council Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer in Family Law
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melissa is always professional and courteous, while being an excellent advocate for her clients. She is knowledgable and capable at both litigation and settlement. I enjoy working on cases with Melissa and endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melissa is a zealous advocate for her clients but is also a practical and fair negotiator. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on the opposite side of cases with Melissa. Melissa is a hardworking and diligent attorney. She cares about her clients and advocates assertively for them while at the same time being respectful of opposing counsel. Melissa looks for creative solutions to challenging problems."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Melissa as a family law practitioner. She is tough and aggressive when the situation calls for it, but she has also been trained in mediation and collaborative law and puts those skills to use when necessary. Melissa’s background and training give her a unique ability to resolve things both through litigation and settlement."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa is hardworking and knowledgeable. Her energy and passion make her a resourceful and zealous advocate. In addition, Melissa is a good listener, facilitating her ability to understand her client's wants and needs in order to advocate for them. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her and I endorse her."

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Chicago Divorce and separation Lawyer Melissa Veronica Caballero
Melissa Veronica Caballero
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 13 years