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Mitchell J. Dean


Mitchell graduated from the University of Iowa in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Minor in Political Science. Thereafter, Mitchell attended DePaul University College of Law, graduating in May 2021 with a Certificate in Business Law.

While at law school, Mitchell was a member of the Family Law Center Fellowship, named to the Dean’s List, and was the President of the Child & Family Law Association. He has worked at the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. since May 2019, having worked as a law clerk before being admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Prior to joining the firm, Mitchell worked as a legal assistant for a family and criminal law firm in Iowa City, Iowa. Mitchell practices family law because he enjoys problem-solving, but is not afraid of litigation if necessary.


  • University of Iowa, BA in History, Minor
  • DePaul University College of Law, JD

Bar Association Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Associations
  • Illinois State Bar Association


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