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Selwyn M. Skevin

Family Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Selwyn M. Skevin zealously represents his clients in all aspects of family law including emergency orders of protection, parentage matters, child support, fiercely contested custody battles and removal proceedings. He understands the challenges that a child will face throughout adolescence and the lasting effects when a child does not have both parents, but especially a father, in his or her life. Additionally, Mr. Skevin's business acumen and negotiation skills ensure that every marital estate is thoroughly investigated resulting in a fair and equitable division of assets for his clients.

Mr. Skevin earned his Juris Doctor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to law school, Mr. Skevin earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis on business, from Arizona State University. After college, he worked as a mortgage advisor in Arizona and Illinois, most notably with Morgan Stanley.

Before joining The Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., Selwyn practiced in critical areas of civil litigation encompassing family law, business law, personal injury, foreclosure defense, probate, federal civil rights and general tort law.

Significant Victories:

- Successfully reunited a father with his three children after visitation had been withheld by the mother for over one year.

- Successfully obtained an emergency order of protection against an abusive spouse who threatened violence and possessed multiple handguns.

- Successfully negotiated a settlement agreement in a negligence case without having to file suit which saved the client thousands in potential fees and costs.

- Successfully defended a million dollar lawsuit resulting in his client not having to pay a single cent to the plaintiff.


Law Offices of Selwyn M. Skevin
150 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL, 60606

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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccomended
Selwyn Skevin and the Law Offices of Jeffery Leving have treated my case with a high level of professionalism and respect. Through these few months of this very new and unchartered waters, I have gained a high level of trust in his abilities to lead me through this time with my interests at heart. He has expectations of my involvement which he addressed with the upmost respect along with opposing counsel. Overall, this journey will be tough however, I have the right counsel for the task. I would highly recommend Selwyn and the Law Offices of Jeffery Leving.
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Posted by Brian, Sr. | March 31, 2016
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Attorney Skevin a Family Advocate
My expression of Selwyn is that he's a producer someone whose empathetic enough to listen, dissect information, internalize the cause and take action. Selwyn displays professionalism, appears prompted and able to multi-task as I have eyewitness him dispute multiple cases during a recent court appointment before a judge. Selwyn was able to display flexibility and still remain focused on each case he disputed including mine. My firsthand experience in family court as a client proves that "time is of the essence," and knowledge of law must be keen, likewise, there appears to be No room for hesitation in family court. In my opinion, an attorney is effective when he/she is humble to an extent, much persuasive and knowledgeable of the law with whomever (judge) presides over ones case. Selwyn definitely epitomizes those skills above. I am anticipating victory regarding my case with attorney Selwyn. Selwyn's eagerness and understanding of the law demonstrates that someday I can predict him mentoring other law advocates or developing his own law practice. Sincerely, Dedicated Father
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Posted by Michelle | March 30, 2016
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Awesome attorney
Selwyn is an excellent attorney. During our consultation he addressed all my concerns and gave me hope of being able to move forward in my pursuit of gaining more time with my kids and protecting their best interests. As soon as I retained him he went to work putting things together for my case. His legal documents are very well written and reflect my wants/needs for my case accurately. He is very well spoken, patient and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants a lawyer that gets the job done and yet maintains a personable demeanor.
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Posted by Mohamed | March 28, 2016
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Definintely a champion of father's rights
I can say with true certainty that within the three months since I have hired Selwyn to represent me on my case, my case has made enormous progress. His progress definitely trumps the progress (or lack thereof) of my previous two attorneys. After not seeing my child for over 18 months, Selwyn made it his personal mission to work during the Christmas holiday to line up an emergency hearing for temporary visitation. The hearing was held the first week of January and I was granted a first time visitation with my daughter that weekend. The following week, a hearing that was supposed to determine child support/maintenance/alimony was converted to discuss a temporary parenting schedule. I had then received the time and schedule that I had requested. I was psyched to say the least that the case was finally starting to progress positively. Selwyn has also been helpful in giving me meaningful advice on how to conduct myself so that I wouldn't jeopardize my case in any way. His recommendations on how to proceed with the case have also been equally helpful. Yet despite that, he's also equally willing to listen to my concerns and has given me the option of pursuing alternate paths whenever I was apprehensive or concerned about the recommended course of action. He has definitely gone the extra mile to ensure that all bases are covered. This attorney is definitely a keeper for the JML Law firm!!
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Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney at Law
  • Law Offices of Selwyn M. Skevin
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Anthony J. Peraica & Associates, Ltd.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Selwyn M. Skevin
  • 2011 - 2013
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
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  • Illinois State Bar Association
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  • Chicago Bar Association
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  • American Bar Association
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  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • JUF Community Legal Services
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Chicago Family Lawyer Selwyn M. Skevin
Selwyn M. Skevin
Family Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 12 years