Jennifer Lavin
Phone: (312) 919-8857
Address:605 N Michigan Ave 4th Fl
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Jennifer Lavin


Jennifer L. Lavin is the Principal Attorney of Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. and focuses her practice exclusively on divorce and family law matters, including divorce, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, maintenance, property division, post-decree litigation, paternity, same-sex marriage, legal separation, Orders of Protection, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Ms. Lavin is admitted to the Bar in Illinois and has represented clients located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will counties.

Before forming Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C., Ms. Lavin gained significant Chicago-area family law experience as an associate attorney at Mandel, Lipton, Roseborough, and Sharma, Ltd.; as an attorney at Lisa A. Copland, P.C.; and Of Counsel to Blair | Caravelli | Irmen Law, LLC.
Ms. Lavin received her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Benedict with a major in Government and a minor in English. Prior to law school, Ms. Lavin was a college professor of political science and gender studies and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Lavin earned her J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she gained extensive family law training as a research assistant to family law Professor Katharine Baker, as an intern in the Family Law Clinic under the supervision of family law Professor Rhonda DeFreitas, as an Advocate in the Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Violence Court, and as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Raul Vega in the Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Relations Division. Ms. Lavin also received valuable trial advocacy training as a member of the award-winning Chicago-Kent College of Law Trial Advocacy Team.

Ms. Lavin is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago. Ms. Lavin is a recipient of the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star Award and the 2017 National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc. Illinois Top 10 Attorney Award.