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Melisa Quinones

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Employment Law
Melisa Quinones
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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 Associations

  • 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;


  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Award for Outstanding Performance in the class room in the UPR School of Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic
    • Honors: Student Council Vice-president
    • Honors: Moot Court Trial Team
  • University of Puerto Rico
    • B.A. - 2000