Ross S. Levey

Ross S. Levey

Partner
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-924-4400
Fax:
312-924-4411
Email:

ROSS S. LEVEY is a partner in the Chicago matrimonial law firm of Yavitz & Levey, LLP. Mr. Levey graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) in 1990 and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1993. Mr. Levey is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and currently serves on the Board of Governors.

Mr. Levey was selected by a panel of prominent Illinois attorneys as a member of the Leading Lawyers Network in the area of family law, a group comprised of the top 5% of Illinois family law attorneys.

Mr. Levey was appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council in 2005, and served as the Chair of the Family Law Section Council (2009-2010), after serving as Vice-Chair (2008-2009) and Secretary (2007-2008). Mr. Levey was also the Newsletter Editor for the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council from 2001-2007.

Mr. Levey was appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Electronic Research for 2005-2006, 2007-2008 and 2010-2011.

Mr. Levey has lectured at “Divorce University” presented by The Lilac Tree, for the Illinois State Bar Association and for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In consecutive years beginning in 2005 through the current date, Chicago Magazine selected Mr. Levey as one of Illinois’ “Super Lawyers” in the area of Family Law. Mr. Levey has worked as the state reporter for Illinois for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 “Law in Fifty States” editions of the Family Law Quarterly published by the American Bar Association. Since leaving law school, 100% of Mr. Levey’s experience has been devoted to the area of family law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law/Matrimonial Law
  • Paternity
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Premarital Agreements

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1993

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Law Journal: Journal of Arts and Entertainment, 1992 - 1993
  • University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1990
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • Marriage and Divorce at Midlife and Beyond, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 100/Oct. Issue, 2012
  • Broken Engagements, ISBA Family Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 54 No. 8, 2011
  • Family Law Quarterly, Law in Fifty States, American Bar Association, 2003 & 2004

Representative Clients

  • Clients include men and women dealing with the issues of divorce, paternity, custody, and domestic violence.

References

  • Linda Foreman, CPA
  • Stout Risius Ross

Classes/Seminars

  • Divorce University, The Lilac Tree, 2009 & 2011
  • 213f Witness Interrogatories, AAML, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2017
  • AAML, 2017
  • Leading Lawyers of Illinois Family Law, 2009 - 2012
  • Super Lawyers of Illinois Family Law, 2005 - 2012
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Governors Illinois Chapter, 2010 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, Member, 2005 - 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Electronic Research, 2005 - 2006
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Electronic Research, 2007 - 2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Electronic Research, 2010 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Lake, Toback & Yavitz, Associate Attorney, 1993 - 2004

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Lambda Phi