Recognized as one of Illinois’ “Forty Under 40” Attorneys to Watch in 2017 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine, Marvin Mendez is widely known as a results-oriented counselor with the ability to smoothly navigate his clients through the highly complicated and intensely personal area of family law. 

Marvin has a keen ability to consume and dissect tax and financial documents which can strike at the core of the typically most tenuous parts of a separation. 

As a parent himself, whenever children are involved Marvin sets his ultimate goal as maximizing the welfare and civility for the family unit. He is passionate about creating safe spaces in which his clients can express discreet and personal ideas. 

Using his meticulous problem-solving techniques, in-depth knowledge of family law, and right-brained creativity, Marvin is a trusted advisor who advances expedient results and, ultimately, resolutions. Never losing site of the best outcome for his clients, he sets strategies that rationally resolve even the most contested and complex separations. 

He expertly executes the crafting, litigation and enforcement of pre- and post-decree matters, while at the same time, firmly advocates over custodial proceedings, treating child custody, child support, and visitation with compassion and care. 

Marvin is well-respected among Chicagoland judges and attorneys, and well-prepared in the skills it takes to strategically collaborate with opposing counsel, negotiating whenever possible, but prepared to go to trial when necessary. 

Throughout his career, Marvin has honed his skills at successfully litigating high-profile cases and advocating for his clients’ positions in the courtroom. As a fierce trial attorney, he strives for nothing less than professional excellence.
  • B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
  • J.D., John Marshall Law School
  • Forty Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing (2017)
  • Emerging Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyers (2016)
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Chicago Bar Association 2017 / 2018 
  • Director of the North Shore Bar Association
  • English
  • Spanish

“I’m guided by the words of an early mentor who told me, ‘We’re family law attorneys. If we can save their marriage, we do. If we can’t, we preserve their marital estate.’ Family is the most important thing to me – in life and work.”
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