Jonathan D. Marks

Family Law Attorney

St. Louis | Missouri
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Jonathan’s practice focuses on the areas of Family Law in both State and Federal Courts at trial and appeal.

Jonathan’s Credentials & Bio

St. Louis family law attorney Jonathan Marks received his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1997. Jonathan is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri, the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit.

Jonathan D. Marks received the AV Preeminent Rating from the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards; has been designated as a Super Lawyer by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and was previously designated as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2008 through 2011; and was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s Up & Coming Lawyers in 2008.

Jonathan is a member of The Missouri Bar Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, The American Bar Association, The First Amendment Lawyers Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The St. Louis County Bar Association.

Honors and Awards

 Award Name  Grantor  Date Granted
The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers 22nd Edition 2016
10 Best in Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2015
Missouri Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Nations TOP ONE Percent National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015
Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers The National Advocates 2015
Top 100 Family Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocates 2015
10 Best in Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2014
Missouri Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2014
Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers The National Advocates 2014
Top 10 Attorneys National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2014
Top 100 Family Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocates 2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2013
Missouri Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2013
Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star Super Lawyers 2011
Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star Super Lawyers 2010
Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star Super Lawyers 2009
Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star Super Lawyers 2008
Missouri’s Up & Coming Lawyers Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly 2008

Representative Appellate Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Missouri Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Lorman Educational Institution
  • Lecturer, NALS of Missouri

Education

  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1997
    • Honors: CALI Excellence, Future Award in the study of Communication Law
    • Honors: CALI Excellence, Future Award in the study of Mediation
  • University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism, Columbia
    • B.J. – 1993
    • Honors: Dean’s Honors
Jonathan D. Marks
The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
Family Law Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1998
  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan, St. Louis

Featured Family Law Videos

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Who Pays for Child Expenses?

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Child Support and the New Spouse

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Push for More Strict Legislation on Custody Agreements

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Third Party Visitation Cases