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With the sheer number of family law attorneys and law firms in the Chicago area and nationwide, it can be very difficult to find the right attorney who will provide you with high-caliber service, reliable legal counsel and zealous representation. At the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., we have assembled the best family law litigators recruited from across the country. Our lawyers are what set us apart.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Family Law

  • Father’s Rights
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce

Call 872-345-4726 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Jeffery M. Leving

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1979
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1974

Attorney James M. Hagler

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1991

Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1990
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1983

Attorney Anthony S. D’Agostino

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1993
    • Honors: Top of His Class
  • St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude

Attorney Leslie P. Poole

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1981

Education:

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1980
  • Loyola University, Chicago
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: Economics

Attorney James C. Nieland

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois

Attorney Eric M. Hartig

Education:

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Honors: Top of His Class

Attorney Andrey B. Filipowicz

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1984
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Masters Degree in International Relations
  • Northwestern University, Illinois

Attorney Scott A. Shell

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois

Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
  • Syracuse University
    • B.A.

Attorney Maureen A. Gorman

Education:

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Dominican University
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: First in Her Class (Valedictorian)

Attorney Arthur S. Kallow

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education:

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1973
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Northwestern University, Illinois
    • B.A.

Attorney Michael W. Ochoa

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1987

Education:

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - 1986
  • Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Attorney Yasmeen N. Baig

Education:

  • Southern Illinois University School of La
    • J.D.
  • University of Illinois
    • B.S.

Attorney Jeffrey L. Paustian

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Education:

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 2000
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.B.A. - 1990

Attorney Travis Richardson

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

Education:

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1990

Attorney Matthew Volk

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2002

Education:

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Juris Doctor - 2002
  • Michigan State University
    • B.A. - 1998

Attorney Christopher T. Smith

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada

Education:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.S.

Attorney Summer Du

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Master of Science
  • Beijing Sports University, Beijing
    • Bachelor of Management

Attorney Michael Salamun

Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law in Chicago
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Arizona
    • Bachelor of Science

Attorney Marta Shvets

Education:

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor - 2015
  • Loyola University Chicago
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2010

Attorney John R. Madden

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education:

  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts



Attorney Janise A. Lane

Janise A. Lane was awarded her Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School. After graduation, she was a judicial law clerk for the Judges of the District Court in Des Moines, Iowa. In that capacity, she wrote judicial court orders for the Judges including a significant decision concerning a million-dollar suit, an order protecting the identity of a sexual assault victim, and an order suppressing statements by a defendant when police officers failed to warn him of his Miranda rights.

Prior to that, Ms. Lane worked for a criminal defense law firm in Des Moines and for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault. In those critical roles, she strategically prepared complex cases for trial and discovered her passion to help families and children.

Ms. Lane returned to her hometown of Chicago, where she had graduated from Morgan Park High School, and joined the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

Ms. Lane brings her dedication to zealously fight for her clients and a desire to secure equal rights for all her clients including LGBTQ+ identifying persons in the family law realm.

Ms. Lane is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Juris Doctor
    • Admitted to The Order of the Barristers
    • Finalist Supreme Court Day Competition
    • Champion First Year Oral Arguments
    • President of OUTLaws (LGBTQIA+ Student Organization)
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Majors: English and Sociology
    • Alpha Omicron Pi
      • Vice President of Communications
      • Social Chairwoman
    • Panhellenic Conference
      • President
      • Vice President of Public Relations
    • Volunteer Sociology Tutor

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Black Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

 


Attorney Matthew A. Cook

Matt is a seasoned litigator, representing clients in complex family law cases involving divorce/dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody, visitation, parenting time, orders of protection, and domestic violence. He also represents clients on calculation of support, valuation and division of marital estates, valuation of business interests, and all financial issues related to a case. Matt fights for fathers in custody disputes in post-decree matters such as child abduction, parent relocation and modification of child support orders.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving Ltd., Matt successfully represented clients in complex civil litigation and pre-litigation disputes across a variety of subject matters including fraud, bad faith, privacy violations, insurance coverage, business, real estate, torts, personal injury, financial services, Ponzi schemes, and other areas of complex commercial litigation.

Matt has transactional experience representing clients in sophisticated corporate and real estate matters including drafting and negotiating commercial leases, purchase and sale of property, and financing.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • Wisconsin, 2015
  • Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2016
  • S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2018
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2022

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 2009
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Arts – 2004
  • Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
    • Jesuit College Preparatory School – 2000

Case Victories

  • Successfully defended clients at trial who were victims of fraud.
  • Successfully defended clients at trial who were accused of bad faith.
  • Achieved summary judgment for clients in fraud and bad faith claims.
  • Prevailed on appeals to the Illinois Appellate Court in fraud claims.

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