Bolingbrook

630.635.5555

New Lenox

815.435.5555

Melisa Quinones

Melisa Quinones

Experience

General Litigation Profile

  • Prosecution and defense of family law matters including divorce, custody, maintenance and child support, protective orders and property division.
  • Certified Mediator and Guardian Ad Litem
  • Appointment as Guardian Ad Litem in high-conflict custody and divorce cases
  • Prosecution and defense of employment discrimination cases under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and others.
  • Experience in preventive legal counseling, litigation avoidance and settlement negotiation strategies.
  • Prior In-House Counsel experience
  • Prosecution of cases against school districts for special education placement and related services
  • More than 10 bench trials as sole trial attorney

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member of Will County Bar Association; GAL Committee
  • Member of the DuPage Bar Association; Domestic Relations Committee
  • Member of the Woman’s Bar Association of IL
  • Member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association; Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Board Member of Crime Stoppers of Bolingbrook
  • Member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Illinois;

Prior Attorney Positions

  • Private practice concentrating in prosecution and defense of family and employment law matters and other general civil litigation in San Juan, PR from 2015 - 2017
  • In-House Counsel for Subway Restaurants in San Juan, PR from 2012 – 2017
  • Associate Attorney at Munoz Boneta Benitez & Brugueras in San Juan, PR from 2009 - 2012

Law Degree

  • 2007: J.D.: University of Puerto Rico, School of Law
  • Sub-editor of the Law Review
  • Award for Outstanding Performance in the class room in the UPR School of Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Student Council Vicepresident
  • Moot Court Trial Team

Undergraduate Degree

  • 2000: B.A.: University of Puerto Rico
  • Majors: Communications: Advertising and Public Relations

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Current Town of Residence

  • Bolingbrook, Illinois

Hometown

  • San Juan, PR