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Jessica Cydney Marshall

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   18 reviews

also known as Jessica C. Natkin

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Jessica

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I greatly enjoy practicing family law. The majority of my cases are pre-decree divorce, post-decree divorce, custody, child support, parentage, and adoption cases.  I also draft and review pre-marital agreements and take family law appeals cases, including DCFS appeals cases.  I am licensed to and have practiced in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. I also was involved in a case where Writ of Cert was requested in the Supreme Court of the United States.  I strive to achieve the best results possible for my clients but will also be straightforward and honest with them about the cost-effectiveness of their goals as well as their likelihood of success.  I do not oversell or overpromise as we are attorneys, and not fortune tellers. I firmly believe that communication is the key to a successful attorney-client relationship and I strive to ensure that all of my clients feel that they are listened to and well represented.  I also handle a substantial amount of military family law cases, which can have more complex financial issues than an average divorce. 


Prior to practicing family law I was a clerk for a boutique family law firm, as well as a law clerk for a Cook County Domestic Relations Judge.  I enjoy participating in networking events and meeting new people.  I practice primarily in Cook County, DuPage County and Lake County. I recently was invited to guest lecture for a Family Law class at the John Marshall Law School on the topic of pre-marital agreements.

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Posted by Amy | November 11, 2020
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A true gem
I can't recommend Jessica and her team enough! They have been a dream to work with. They are kind, thorough and knowledgeable. They helped keep me protected from a stalker and I will never be able to thank them enough. Jessica is really the greatest and I wanted to share my positive experience with Anderson & Boback. Thank you!!!
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Posted by DerekJamesBury | August 1, 2017
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Amazing Divorce Lawyer
Listened to my concerns. Advocated on my behalf and ultimately helped me win custody of my son. As a father it is nearly impossible to win custody. Straight forward, honest, and impeccable character. Would never want her to be opposing council. She's intelligent and is very committed to her clients. I can't say enough good things about Jessica.
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Posted by Virginia | July 7, 2017
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Very pleasant and professional
Jessica won a very hard and long battle that took almost 3 years and I still need her services once in a while. Her calm personality, easy pronounce, patient and always ready to take action, make me feel very comfortable and confident. I would never hire a lawyer full of atitute or arrogance that speaks 1000 words per second. Her personality definetely helped me to not stress so much during the process.
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Posted by Daranee | May 3, 2017
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Parenting Time
Jessica is Amazing! She is kind, thoughtful, detailed oriented. She is quick in responding. She is knowledgeable. She fought for me in court and not afraid to speak up for her client. She has this confidence in return I feel confidence. She gives me good advices and helping me to make right decisions. I am so very grateful she is my attorney.
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Posted by Georg | August 26, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!
Jessica acted as my attorney in a child support case. She was very detail-oriented and ensured that I had all of my documents in order to build a sound case. Jessica advocated on my behalf with consistency and worked with the other attorney to negotiate in my best interest. Jessica was knowledgeable about past cases that she referenced in order to plead my case. Jessica was understanding of the stress and anxiety that litigation can cause and was able to provide support as needed. I felt like Jessica did everything in her power to support my case and my family during our trial. I would recommend her to anyone seeking assistance in the area of child/family law.
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Posted by Matt | August 17, 2016
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Well-prepared, smart and courageous
Working w/Jessica has been well worth it. Very responsive, detailed and contains a deep knowledge of her craft. I had a situation where the mother had monopolized and broke a working verbal agreement. It did not favor me very well and Jessica was able to articulate to the court my situation with case law that brought light into my case. I am very relieved and happy with my experience w/Jessica and already referred her to a close friend.
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Posted by Kelly | May 17, 2016
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My son and I were blessed, beyond my expectations.
I went in with a case that due to mom having taken off with my son for years with no contact or location, combined with the fact that my ex and I had never been married looked at best, slightly more than hopeless man with few rights under Illinois law. After a long struggle, that at times seemed bleak, I now have custody, and during the trial she managed to reveal to the judge that each one of my exes witnesses was actually a witness to unacceptable behavior that could, possibly endanger my child. Jessica was knowledgeable and professional beyond my expectation. The main thing is make your goals clear to your attorney, listen to the advice you are paying them for and in a field where few things are certain I am sure hiring Jessica, and hiring her firm may be the edge you need. I interviewed many attorney's before I interviewed Jessica's firm, and I am certain that there are few firms where the attorneys were soft spoken, aggressively knowledgeable and able to use their knowledge with the precision of a SEAL team military strike as Jessica and the firm of Anderson and Boback
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Posted by Steve | June 30, 2015
A Excellent Skilled Laywer Who Will Produce Results
I cannot overstate the experience and professionalism that Jessica brings to the table. Jessica and her staff remained easily reachable over different time schedules and could be counted on to return emails and phone calls promptly. If you need quality results and resolutions-this is the lawyer and firm to hire. Their ability to research case law and draft necessary motions is what puts them above other lawyers and firms If you want the best, call Jessica.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Jessica is the best!
Jessica saved the day. I could not be more grateful or recommend her more highly. She jumped in with both feet, knew just what to do, and straightened out a protracted divorce in just two weeks after she was hired, and her fees are reasonable. This was an unusual and puzzling case that required very high intelligence to ever figure out. Jessica took the case without hesitancy, figured it out so quickly and efficiently, and delivered an official stamped divorce decree just two weeks after she was hired. Wow! She is a miracle! She was very nice, professional, communicative, answered e-mails and calls at all hours. What a relief!!!! Jessica Natkin is super smart and extremely well educated, and she clearly enjoys figuring things out, like Sherlock Holmes. And she took a personal interest. She is the best! I could not be more impressed and I could not be more relieved to get this divorce over with (which is good for everyone).
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Posted by Vernita | April 25, 2015
A Model of Professionalism
Unlike some attorneys, Jessica was patient and considerate of my feelings, but stayed within the law and followed proper guidelines. Never once did I feel I was paying for services I did not get. Jessica was always prepared for court and never gave me the impression that she rolled out of bed into the courtroom. I was always told what to expect and what was expected of me. When i was confused or in doubt about and issue i was always reassured. I would definately recommend Jessica to a friend or relative. Jessica Natkin is a "10" in my book.
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Posted by Greg | February 18, 2015
Post-Petition Action
I retained Jessica to represent me in a post petition action filed by my ex. She was knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. The only negative (and this was out of her control), was the length of time it took to get to trial over a fairly simple matter. I was impressed with her court room performance. She was thoroughly prepare, and more importantly, she prepared me. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Rodrigo | November 3, 2014
Military Friendly
Jessica was very helpful in taking care of my cases and understood the complications related to my military career. Even when i went out of state for my job she always kept me informed and up to date. Her knowledge of the court system was advantageous in settling my cases in a short amount of time.
Posted by Suzy | October 6, 2014
Truly a HONEST attorney!
3 years ago I was looking for an attorney to handle my "unique" custody/support case for my daughter. I made several phone calls to different practices in the hunt for a semi decent attorney and was more than please when I dialed the last number on my list! Jessica quite literally spent at least an hour on the phone with me going over some of the details of what would come to pass with a case of my type which crossed over state lines. Her knowledge, kindness and sincere concern is what sold her to me. My 3 year battle is now over and I couldn't be any happier with the results! Jessica is a wonderful attorney who does her due diligence and goes above and beyond for her clients. You will be nothing but pleased with her work and the end results.
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Posted by Daniel | September 22, 2014
Thanks Jessica
A friend of mine hired Jessica to handle his divorce settlement. He told me she did a great job and gave Jessica his highest recommendation. Based on this alone I decided to hire Jessica for my own divorce. I'm extremely glad I did. I never had to hire a lawyer before. It was a nerve-racking thought to try to find a lawyer that would be trustworthy, diligent, and responsive. Thankfully Jessica displayed of all these qualities. From the beginning, she walked me through the entire process and was there for me every step of the way as hiccups came up. She was also extremely helpful in the reviewing the settlement agreement and ended up protecting me by pointing out several important things I overlooked. On a personal level she displayed caring and empathy and provided practical advice regarding how to move on from this difficult experience. I would recommend Jessica's services to anyone.
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Posted by Robert | August 13, 2014
Knowledgeable, professional, great attorney!
I was highly pleased with Jessica's representation in my Child custody case. She was very open and honest with me about my chance of success of gaining full custody of my daughter and although it was a trying case she was able to pull through and win me full custody. I was highly impressed with her level of communication with me. She responded to emails almost immediately and sent me court orders on the same day. This process can be a trying time for any father but Jessica was thorough in her explanations to me and argued extremely well on my behalf. I would highly recommend her and would use her again in the future.
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Posted by Richard | August 11, 2014
Richard Rosenberg
Jessica comes highly recommended. She kept me informed through every step of the process, and successfully won joint custody of my children. She did a great job at a reasonable cost, and I would use her services again if needed.
Posted by Michael | August 9, 2014
An Outstanding, Compassionate and Dedicated lawyer
I hired attorney Jessica Natkin to handle my divorce and custody case based on a referral and the extremely positive reviews I had read. After a long consultation I was extremely impressed and I knew I was in the right hands. Jessica is a talented lawyer who is honest, respectful, and dependable. She truly cares about her clients, their story, and was a pleasure to work with. She worked hard to make sure that I received what was rightfully mine and provided solid legal counsel throughout my divorce process. She was always very prompt in returning my calls and emails no matter the day or time. Thank you, Jessica!
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2016
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Jessica Marshall
Ms Marshall was very professional and we won our case she knew the law and let us know what to expect each time we went to court , she's a very good lawyer a bit pricey for my taste but she did what she said she was going to do and if I ever need an attorney again I would use her again & I would refer her to family and friends .
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Anderson & Boback LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Anderson & Boback LLC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Cook County Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Steele Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Office Of The Illinois Attorney General
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office Of The Cook County Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Small Business Advocacy Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Women and the Law Committee
  • Social and Gifts Committee Co-Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Women and the Law Committee
  • Newsletter Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • ISBA Women and the Law Committee
  • Newsletter Sub-Committee Co-Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • ISBA Women and the Law Committee
  • Social and Gifts Sub-Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • Premarital Agreements
  • 2014
  • The Mike McConnell Show
  • Child Custody
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Jessica
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Our firm has had a strong relationship with Jessica for years. Not only is she well versed in family law, but she is also compassionate with her clients. Jessica always calls me back with an update. She is aggressive about pursuing her client’s interests. Jessica is extremely knowledgeable about family law, and she genuinely cares about her clients goals. Our office continually refers cases to her, and the clients are delighted with her results. We highly recommend her and will continue to send clients her way."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Jessica. She always ensures that her clients are properly advised and educated on their matters. When issues arise, she responds quickly and thoroughly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Jessica Marshall. Jessica is a talented attorney who is detailed orientated and is always prepared for the unexpected. She is professional and accessible to her clients yet a fierce litigator in Court. I would highly recommend Jessica."
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is an excellent attorney who fights for her clients and is attentive to their needs. She works hard for her clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is an excellent attorney and an asset to the family law community."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jessica is one of the best attorneys I've ever worked with. She is aggressive when you need someone to go in and fight for your rights. You won't be disappointed with Jessica by your side."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica and I worked together on a contentious visitation case. Jessica was responsive to my communications and easy to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is a great lawyer, very dependable and knowledgeable when it comes to the matters of family law especially her hard work and dedication to obtaining custody for two recent dads who chose Jessica as their attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica and I were opposing counsel on a case together with interesting legal issues and clients that continued to have a difficult relationship, interfering in their ability to parent a small child. Jessica was professional at all times while continuing to be an aggressive litigator. I endorse Jessica Natkin."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica Natkin is a very thoughtful attorney - she will advocate for her clients while also counseling her clients to get them the best result."
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Chicago Divorce and separation Lawyer Jessica Cydney Marshall
Jessica Cydney Marshall
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 12 years