Mervate Mohammad, Esq.
Mervate Mohammad graduated with a Cume Laude and Honors from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science and a double minor in Islamic World Studies and International Studies. Mervate earned her Juris Doctorate Degree at the John Marshall Law School, is licensed to practice in Illinois and has earned her Federal General Bar admission to the Northern District of Illinois Supreme Court. Attorney Mervate has further been trained as a Mediator through Northwestern University Mediation Program.
Mervate has the experience and passion for the law to handle your legal needs. She has worked as a licensed attorney and clerk serving various law firms concentrating on Family and Corporate Law.
Mervate is bilingual, being fluent in Arabic including reading and writing the Arabic language. Mervate handles all stages of family law matters including divorce, legal separation, orders of protection, and parentage cases. She is further trained to mediate cases involving divorce, custody, child support and family-related issues. Mervate has an outstanding reputation for working and listening to her clients’ needs and putting her clients first. She aggressively advocates for her clients and puts their needs and goals as the priority in all settlements, negotiations, and litigation in and outside the courtroom.
Mervate is very active in the local community and is always looking to give back through various community service projects and her involvement in a number of non-profit organizations. Mervate enjoys running, hiking, gardening and swimming during her free time. Mervate loves spending time with her family and friends, as immersing herself with those closest to her reminds her of why she choose to practice as an attorney. Mervate is a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Arab American Bar Association, Muslim Bar Association, and Illinois Bar Association.
Stephanie Gilbert, Esq.
Senior Associate Attorney
Stephanie Gilbert has always wanted to work as a lawyer helping her community. She has worked towards this goal long before law school by serving in the University of Illinois Pre-Law Club. Stephanie went on to graduate from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. This gives her a unique ability to empathize with her clients with the goal of minimizing the trauma of divorce and child custody proceedings. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. Stephanie is a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Phi Alpha Delta: Story Chapter.
Before joining Kiswani Law, Stephanie worked as a law clerk for various private law firms. As well as the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. She focused on family law and commercial litigation throughout her undergraduate and law school studies.
Stephanie understands that while some cases require aggressive advocacy and litigation, other cases benefit from a more cooperative approach to minimize time spent and involvement of the courts. Stephanie earned her certificate in mediation from Gaffigan Mediation in February 2019. She did this to better pursue both litigation and mediation of family law cases.
When Stephanie is not in court, she also enjoys drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Her goal is to help clients and their families better prepare for the next steps in their lives.
Stephanie is fully equipped to handle all of your family law needs. Contact Stephanie for a free consult on your case today at (708)210-9247.