Leslie L. Veon

Recognized by the bench and bar as a leader in the practice of family law in Chicago and adjoining counties. An experienced negotiator and litigator, she is skilled in all aspects of family law and has successfully handled thousands of divorces, custody disputes and appeals during her career. In addition to her former clients, attorneys in other legal fields regularly refer their clients to her knowing that she will get the best result possible for a client through settlement, trial or, if necessary, appeal.

Leslie is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers which attests to her level of skill as a family law practitioner. Since 2005, she has annually been named a Super Lawyer in the field of family law by Chicago Magazine, a recognition awarded to only the top 5% of Illinois attorneys. She has twice been named by the same magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois. She practices in the courts of Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane Counties.

AB- Miami University, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

JD- University of Cincinnati College of Law

Illinois State Bar Association

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

SuperLawyer, Top Family Law Attorney in Illinois, annually since 2005, Chicago Magazine

Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois, 2006-2007, Chicago Magazine

Preeminent, AV Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubble


Leslie shares her experience and knowledge by authoring articles and speaking to other lawyers on family law topics. Her publications and speaking engagements include:

“Realities and Legalities of the "Nups": Pre-Nuptial, Post-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements," presentation for seminar on Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce, Illinois Institute of Continuing Education, January 2011.

Seminar Lecturer: "Marital and Non-Marital Property: Issues of Transmutation, Reimbursement and Interspousal Gift," Chicago Bar Association, November 1995.

"His, Hers and Ours: Divorce Planning and the Use of Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements," Chicago Estate Planning Council, April, 1995.

"Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens and Divorce Venue," Illinois Family Law Report, Vol. XIV, No. 8, August, 1991.

"Verified Petitions For Exclusive Possession of the Marital Home," Illinois Family Law Report, Vol. XIV, No. 3, March, 1991.

Co-Author: "Hidden Assets," A.B.A. Family Advocate, Summer 1989.

"Illinois Child Custody Law: An Overview," Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 76, No. 1, Sept. 1987.

"Antenuptial Agreements and Malpractice: Is the Risk Worth the Reward?" American Journal of Family Law, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1988.

"Family Law in Illinois," The Cambridge Institute, 1988. 

Chapter Author: "How to Handle Goodwill Valuation Of Professional Practices," Handling Business Interest In Divorce Proceedings, Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, 1987.

 "Antenuptial Agreements: To Draft Or Not to Draft," Seminar On Matrimonial Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988.

"Attorneys' Fees in Divorce Actions: Judicial Intervention and the Contingent Fee Bar," presentation to Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, June, 1989.

 "Valuations Of Closely Held Corporations," Illinois Divorce Practice, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1988. 

"Professional Practice Goodwill," February 1988 and "Antenuptial Agreements," September 1988, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

"Goodwill Valuation," Professional Education Systems, Inc., May, 1988.

"Illinois Family Law," The Cambridge Institute, July, 1988, April, 1989.