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Jennifer Lynn Rexroat Lavin

Family Attorney at Chicago, IL

3.3   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

I limit my practice exclusively to family law, including pre-decree and post-decree matters regarding divorce, legal separation, paternity, domestic violence and orders of protection, property division, child support, maintenance, allocation of parenting time, allocation of parental responsibilities, allocation of college expenses, relocation, prenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreements.

I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Political Science and Gender and Women's Studies, where I received the University Fellowship, Dean's Scholar Award, and Provost's Award for Graduate Research.  I earned my J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a focus on Family Law, where I received CALI awards for the highest grade in Intensive Trial Advocacy, Legal Writing IV, and Mediation.

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Location

Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C.
605 North Michigan Avenue,
4th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60611

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Reviews

3.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pick her! :-)
She was kind, courteous, quick and to the point. I had great experience with Jennifer despite the less than ideal situation I was dealing with. I'm keeping her info in case yje future requires it. I wouldn't go with anyone else.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer: Attentive, Compassionate, Knowledgeable
Words cannot describe my gratitude and the wonderful experience I had working with Jennifer Lavin. From the first meeting to the end of the divorce proceeding, she provided a wealth of knowledge, compassion and attentiveness. I instantly knew she cared and would invest time to ensure I was satisfied with my case. Jennifer was accessible to reach and ease my mind on how the divorce was going and the process. She provided excellent communication skills both verbal and written, providing effectiveness in the court process. I am grateful for the quality of her work and my recommendations will be endless.
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Posted by Alexander | February 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and thorough
Was referred to Jennifer by a colleague of hers. During my consultation I was comforted and given level headed fair advice along with a healthy dose of both reality, and hope. It was almost therapeutic in of itself. Even though I have yet to need to make use of Jennifers services she provided me with contact info for a therapist who could help me in the interim.
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Posted by Joel Anderson | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extreme, concise and everything nice
Jennifer Lavin is one of the most extremely professional attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. My husband and I needed pre and post-nuptials done, and Jennifer took the time to explain every single detail I would need. I would highly recommend Jennifer for any of your legal needs. She is truly one of the very best in the business!
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Posted by Luis | September 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You can tell she’s not a Mom
If you’re reading this because you were assigned Jennifer Lavin, it’s too late. Here is one of the worst people you’ll ever had to deal with. She doesn’t do her job and charges thousands of dollars in return. She threatened to make parenting time suggestions that “would not be in my favor” to the judge, ignored letters from my sons primary care Dr regarding his health and concerns with his negligent daycare. She ignored an incident where my sons mother was pulled over smoking weed with him in the car. The police pulled her over, took my son and called me to pick him up. Even after endangering his saftey, she suggested parenting time in her favor. Another incident where his mother assaulted me in my house while I was holding my son was ignored and actually turned around and used against me. My son now sleeps on a couch in his moms living room per the suggestion of Jennifer Lavin. I can’t wait for all these bad reviews and karma to catch up with her. Avoid this lady if you care about your children.
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Posted by malcolm | August 1, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Avoid at all cost!
I would avoid her if possible. To speak on the behave children you would think she talked to the kids, no! 22 most in 2 years and she wants to be paid every month. My daughters reached out to her and she ignored under aged girl that she represented. Under her watch my child wanted to commit suicide, ran away from home, and committed self-harm to herself. She refused to communicate with the judge about the child's safety, she would leave the child's care and wellbeing out of the conversation with the judge. I would absolute never recommend her to anyone who love their children.
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Posted by Jessica | November 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer
Horrible horrible lawyer. Made 0 headway in 2 years. Everything revolves around my ex because he’s a fireman. This guy belittles and emotionally abuses me, even with proof nothing was done.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Child Representative Attorney
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2017 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lisa A. Copland, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Blair | Caravelli | Irmen Law, LLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Mandel, Lipton, Roseborough & Sharma, Ltd.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Mandel, Lipton, Roseborough & Sharma, Ltd.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Blair | Caravelli Law
  • 2011 - 2014
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 2010
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • High Net Worth Divorce, 2015

Associations

  • Women Belong
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Collaborative Law Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Professional Women's Club of Chicago
  • Organization Member and Special Events Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, Illinois
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Family Law Firms, Illinois
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Ten Ranking
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Family Law
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Family Law Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, Illinois
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Family Law
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • CALI Award: Highest Grade, Mediation
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2011
  • CALI Award: Highest Grade, Legal Writing IV
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2011
  • CALI Award: Highest Grade, Intensive Trial Advocacy I
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's Honor List
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's Honor List
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2010
  • Provost's Award for Graduate Research
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2001
  • Dean's Scholar Award
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2001
  • University Fellowship
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2000
  • University Fellowship
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 1997
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 1996
  • University Fellowship
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 1996
  • University Fellowship
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 1995
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • 1994
  • All-College Honors and Departmental Distinction in Government
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Illinois Political Science Review
  • “The Impact of Low Socioeconomic Status on Feminism”
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Realtor Roundtable
  • Real Estate Issues and Divorce
  • 2017
  • Professional Women's Club of Chicago Financial Advisors Special Interest Group
  • Divorce and Financial Issues
  • 2017
  • Illinois State Bar Association Day
  • First Year Associates and Getting Practice Ready
  • 2017
  • Chicago-Kent Solo and Small Practice Incubator
  • Work/Life Balance: A Day In the Life of a Solo Family Law Practitioner
  • 2017
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • "Tales from the Well of the Courtroom"
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (7)
Endorse Jennifer
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer Lavin has been opposing counsel and GAL on several of my family law matters in Cook County. She is extremely competent and accomplished in the legal community. I respect her professionalism and approach to resolving cases even when we have differing positions in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lavin has experience and insight that is valuable to her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Rexroat Lavin is a highly regarded member of our divorce lawyer community. I give her all five stars."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jennifer Lavin as an attorney for any family law matter. Jennifer knows the law and procedures very well. Jennifer is also very friendly and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone going through a divorce."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lavin is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With her extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, she is bound to invest her time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Friend
"Jennifer is a great family and divorce attorney! She gives each of her clients very personalized attention which can sometimes be hard to find. I would, and have, recommended Jennifer to family and friends."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable about divorce and family law, and is extremely passionate about helping others. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jennifer for a number of years. I've found her to always be knowledgeable about her legal practice. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is excellent. I recently worked with her where we were on opposite sides. Jennifer is very organized, articulate, diligent, and reasonable. She is definitely a worthy "opponent" in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking family law counsel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jennifer for years. She is a gifted communicator and she is fantastic at what she does."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer has a presence that does her and her clients justice in the courtroom. She is smart and well prepared. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a well respected attorney in the legal community and very knowledgeable in the domestic relations area of the law. She is an excellent advocate who is trusted and respected by all of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a fabulous lawyer. She works hard for her clients to achieve the results they deserve. She is well respected among her peers and by judges."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer for several years and am proud to endorse her law practice. She is knowledgeable of the law, great with clients and attentive to details."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a talented litigator and works very hard for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is extremely well versed in the area of family law. She is hard working and will not hold up anyone's case. She timely replies to her clients and opposing counsels. Jennifer is able to litigate and presents very well in the courtroom and to the Judge."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a compassionate and caring lawyer who works hard at working closely with her clients to make sure they understand the process and are able to make informed decision. A rising star in the family law arena!"
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Chicago Family Lawyer Jennifer Lynn Rexroat Lavin
Jennifer Lynn Rexroat Lavin
Family Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 9 years