Marvin Mendez, Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Marvin Mendez is a principal at Stern Perkoski Mendez and practices divorce and family law. Recognized as a results-oriented counselor, Marvin has the ability to consume and dissect complex financial documents that can strike at the core of some of the most tenuous parts of a separation.

Marvin is passionate about creating safe spaces in which his clients can express discreet and personal ideas. A parent himself, Marvin’s ultimate goal when children are involved is to maximize the welfare and civility for the family unit. He successfully executes the crafting, litigation and enforcement of pre- and post-decree matters, while firmly advocating over custodial proceedings treating child custody, child support and visitation with compassion and care.

Using his meticulous problem-solving techniques and in-depth knowledge of family law, Marvin advances expedient results and resolutions. He has successfully litigated high-profile cases and advocated for his clients’ positions in the courtroom. As a compassionate trial attorney, Marvin strives for nothing less than professional excellence.

Throughout his career, Marvin has been well-respected among Chicagoland judges and attorneys, both as a collaborator to opposing counsel and as a negotiator. He was a partner at DWK and joined Stern Perkoski in 2020 to form Stern Perkoski Mendez.

Divorce & Family Law Services


Marvin Mendez received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School. He received his B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University.

Bar Admissions & Associations

Marvin is admitted to practice in Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, and serves as Director of the North Suburban Bar Association.


  • Rising Stars, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2019-2020
  • “40 Under Forty” Illinois Attorneys to Watch, Law Bulletin Media, 2017
  • Emerging Lawyer in Family Law, Leading Lawyers, 2016


Blog Posts

Marvin Mendez, Divorce Lawyer in Evanston and Chicago

Marvin Mendez, Esq.

Divorce & Family Law Attorney
(847) 868-9584

Download Marvin’s
Contact Information


500 Davis Street, Suite 1000
Evanston, Illinois 60201

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60601

250 E. Illinois Road, Suite 200
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 312
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Our boutique family law firm is based in Evanston, Chicago, Lake Forest and Oak Brook. We serve clients across Cook County and the North Shore, as well as Lake, DuPage and Will Counties.


“When looking for a lawyer, you need someone who is honest and understands you. When times get tough, anxiety is at an all-time high. You need hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s Jason Shore… I was back to functioning normally while he handled everything else.”

Sher, Oak Brook
For a free consultation, call Stern Perkoski Mendez at (847) 868-9584 or contact us.