Brad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005 from Purdue University and a Master of Arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. Brad then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2014.
While at DePaul, Brad served as the President of the school’s Appellate Moot Court Society, won the school’s Honorable William J. Bauer Moot Court Competition, and traveled throughout the country, placing in various competitions. In addition to oral advocacy, Brad also wrote for the school’s well-respected Business & Commercial Law Journal.
Brad found his calling in family law while utilizing his 711 license to practice law as a law student with DePaul’s Family Law Clinic representing divorce and domestic violence victims. Brad simultaneously used his 711 license to represent indigent teenagers at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office.
Brad joined The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. in 2015 after working as an associate attorney at a suburban-based family law firm.
Brad is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.