Jenny Jeltes2Jenny R. Jeltes brings integrity and honesty to a profession that is rife with conflict.  She has been practicing law since 2007 and routinely assisting families and individuals. She mindfully helps her clients move their lives forward though it can be very stressful.  Going through a divorce is much more than a legal process – it’s an emotional life-changing process.  Ms. Jeltes understands this complexity and treats her clients with the compassion, attention, and the skills needed to survive the legal process.   She regularly handles matters pertaining to divorce, parenting time, parental allocation, child support, and premarital agreements.

Assertiveness is crucial to effective representation and Jenny zealously advocates for her clients with their best interests in mind – even if it means telling them something that they don’t want to hear. She mindfully helps her clients move their lives forward though it can be very stressful and emotionally draining.

Jenny understands the pain and turmoil that a divorce can cause. As a child of divorce, she has experienced each parent go through multiple divorces. Her personal experience is exactly what makes her a compassionate and driven attorney. She empathizes with her clients in understanding how divorce affects entire families. Going through a divorce is much more than a legal process – It’s an emotional life-changing process.  Jenny understands this complexity and treats her clients with the compassion, attention, and skill needed to survive the legal process.  In 2015, Jenny was recognized as one of Chicago’s Top 10 Attorneys in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  She also maintains a stellar reputation among colleagues, judges, and other professionals in the field.

As a native of Michigan, Jenny attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree and received her law degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.  Prior to starting Law Offices of J. Jeltes, Ltd. Jenny worked for another Chicago law firm and a solo attorney, gaining invaluable experiences in a demanding field.

Along with maintaining a busy law practice, Jenny has actively handled pro bono cases through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services since 2010, helping families and individuals with guardianships and adoptions.  She also mentors new solo attorneys who are building their own practices through the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneur Project

Jenny is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, which produces a musical (yes, a musical!) every December featuring a cast of lawyers and judges. For the last seven years, she has performed on stage all while making lifelong friendships and connections. Learn more here: www.barshow.org. Moreover, improvisation and comedy classes balance out her demanding schedule.  When she is not practicing law or doing the above things, she enjoys cooking, exercising, and travelling.

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