Melisa Quinones

General Litigation Profile

  • Prosecution and defense of family law matters including divorce, parentage, custody, maintenance and child support, protective orders and property division.
  • Pre-decree litigation and post-decree modifications.
  • Successful prosecution of contempt proceedings in domestic relations matters.
  • Certified Mediator and Guardian Ad Litem.
  • Appointment as Guardian Ad Litem in high-conflict custody and divorce cases
  • Experience in preventive legal counseling, litigation avoidance and settlement negotiation strategies.
  • Prior In-House Counsel experience.
  • Bench and Jury Trial experience as Lead Counsel.
  • Actively handles cases in Will, DuPage, Kendall, Kane, Kankakee, Grundy, Cook, Lake and other counties.

Professional Associations

  • President of Latino Bar Association of Wil County (2022 – present)
  • Board and Panel Member of the Attorney Disciplinary Commission (ARDC)
  • 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 and Past Board Director (2021-2022)

Volunteer and Community Involvement

  • 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


  • President (2023-2025), and past Secretary (2021-2022), Exchange Club of Northern Will County.
  • Past Secretary (2021-2022), Crime Stoppers Bolingbrook
  • Member of Bolingbrook’s Chamber of Commerce’s Best of Bolingbrook Awards Committee (2022 & 2023)
  • Past President (2021-2022) of Jane Addams Middle School Parent-Teacher Association
  • Attorney Member and Co-organizer of Lawyers in the Library, Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL (2020 – present)

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Employment Law