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Denis M. Gravel

Denis M. Gravel


Denis M. Gravel, the founding member of Gravel & Wechter P.C., brings over 25 years of legal expertise and knowledge to the Lake county area. He concentrates in divorce, custody, maintenance, as well as other marital and parental rights. Mr. Gravel’s compassionate and aggressive nature in the courtroom make him an incredible advocate for his clients. While always listening with an empathetic and understanding ear, Mr. Gravel makes decisions based on what is best for his client. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, as well as a member of the Lake County State Bar Association. 

Mr. Gravel received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Illinois in 1985 and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1996. Mr. Gravel graduated #1 in his class, earning Summa Cum Laude recognition and was a recipient of the Academic Excellence Award. A year after graduating from law school, Mr. Gravel co-authored Obtaining Medical Evidence, an Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publication. Mr. Gravel’s clients describe him as “direct, attentive, knowledgeable, and reliable.” 

Areas of Practice
  • Family
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody – Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
  • Military Divorce
  • Same Sex Divorce
  • Paternity/Parentage
  • Maintenance/Alimony
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1996
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1996
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Class Rank #1, Academic Excellence Award,
    Moot Court Top Honors, 1995
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 00/1985
    Major: Political Science
Published Works
  • Double Jeopardy, 15 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 2, 1996
  • Co-Author, Obtaining Medical Evidence, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1997
Honors and Awards
  • Who’s Who 2000 Edition
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
  • Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon, Chicago Associate, 1995 to 1997