Josie graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology (2013). Josie continued on to receive her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law (2017), where she was named to the Dean’s List and earned a Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
During law school, Josie clerked for the C-K Law Group: The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, Chicago-Kent’s distinguished in-house legal clinic, working specifically in the practice areas of Family Law and Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution. Josie’s time at the clinic allowed her to experience working directly with family law clients, assisting them through the various stages of their litigation. It was during this time that Josie developed a passion for family law.
Josie has worked with The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. since 2015, having worked as a law clerk prior to being admitted to the Illinois Bar.