A practicing family and marital lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., Jeffery Leving has shared his expertise on the often-difficult matter of divorce as the author of 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. Mr. Leving also provides useful advice and reassurance for divorced men as the publisher of Leving's Divorce Magazine.
Jeffery Leving completed his Juris Doctor in 1979 from the Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law. Cited by Forbes Radio as one of “America's Best Lawyers,” he is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeffery Leving also holds membership with the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The Decalogue Society of Lawyers, and the Federal Trial Bar.
Jeffery Leving co-authored a number of Illinois laws, such as the Unlawful Visitation or Parenting Time Interference, Illinois Virtual Visitation, Right to DNA Testing Notice, and Illinois Joint Custody Laws. Additionally, Mr. Leving has provided testimony to both houses of the Illinois legislature on child support accountability, joint custody, and grandparents’ visitation bills.
Jeffery Leving was awarded the Recognition and Commendation Award for Meritorious Service to the Public and Legal Community by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Protection of the Family award by the Illinois State Crime Commission. The governor of Illinois appointed him to the role of Chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood, and he also serves as President Emeritus of the Fatherhood Educational Institute. Under Mr. Leving's guidance, this nonprofit organization provides education and information regarding available services and programs to fathers to encourage deeper involvement in their children's lives.