Joel J. Levin
Joel J. Levin has been dedicated to the practice of family law since graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1973, with a focus and emphasis on contested custody litigation. He is a skilled trial attorney, and is known for his talents both in the courtroom and in the mediation and settlement of all family law matters.
Joel has extensive experience with high conflict issues involving custodial and financial matters. Joel is well-known and highly regarded as a Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem, and he is frequently appointed by Judges in the domestic relations division of Cook County to represent children in cases involving complex issues, including those where there are allegations of physical and sexual abuse, child abduction and parental alienation.
His zealous and compassionate representation of children transcends beyond his role as a Court-appointed representative, and he applies the same dedication and commitment in his representation of mothers, fathers and grandparents fighting for their children’s best interests. He has represented many high-profile clients, their spouses and their children, including business professionals, athletes and actors, and he prides himself on offering the same level of care and attention to each of his clients. He is an adjunct professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, a frequent moderator and lecturer for fellow attorneys and judges on domestic relations issues, and sat on the committee charged with redrafting the local circuit court rules in domestic relations.
Joel is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer as recognized by Chicago Magazine each year since 2004, and was selected as a “Leading Lawyer” by his peers in Family Law.