Steve Lincoln graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013, where he majored in history and was a member of the Dean’s List, and earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2016 with a Certificate in Family Law.
Steve is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, and is presently a member in good standing of both the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, Steve worked downtown at a boutique family law firm, where he gained extensive experience in all areas of domestic relations.
During his time at DePaul, Steve earned his 711 law license with the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, working extensively in the fields of family law and domestic violence. Additionally, Steve was closely involved with the Domestic Violence Courthouse Pilot Project, where he prepared the paperwork and accompanying affidavits necessary for clients to obtain Orders of Protection.
During this time, Steve displayed a passion for public service and pro bono work, which was evidenced by his being awarded both the Emily Foley Mutz Endowed Scholarship and the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Fellowship Award for his involvement in DePaul’s family law program. He also was a recipient of the Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service award, the Chancellors’ Award for Service and the Dean’s Certificate of Pro Bono Service.