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Concentrating on family and matrimonial law, Jeffery Leving has established himself as an expert in his field as the head of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., in Chicago. Mr. Leving has offered testimony before the Illinois state legislature regarding issues of marital law and rights of the divorced. In addition, he has co-authored a number of state laws, including the Illinois Joint Custody, the Right to DNA Testing Notice, the Illinois Virtual Visitation, and the Unlawful Visitation or Parenting Time Interference Laws, to name a few. 

Jeffery Leving earned his Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1979. He is licensed to practice law in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the state of Illinois, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Leving also holds membership in a number of professional organizations, such as the Federal Trial Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and The Decalogue Society of Lawyers, as well as the bar associations of several Illinois counties. 

Heralded as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Forbes Radio, Jeffery Leving founded Leving's Divorce Magazine and authored two books on divorce, titled Divorce Wars: A Field Guide to the Winning Tactics, Preemptive Strikes, and the Top Maneuvers When Divorce Gets Ugly and Father's Rights: Hard-Hitting and Fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute. Appointed by the governor of Illinois, Jeffery Leving serves as Chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood in addition to serving as President Emeritus of the Fatherhood Educational Institute, a nonprofit organization that aims to show fathers the joy and importance of maintaining an active presence in the lives of their children. 

The Illinois State Bar Association awarded Mr. Leving the Recognition and Commendation Award for Meritorious Service to the Public and Legal Community. Additionally, the Illinois State Crime Commission presented him with the Protection of the Family award.

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Jan 1986Present


Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

President Emeritus

Fatherhood Educational Institute




Illinois Institute of Technology


Family and Matrimonial Law