Jonathan Nye

Jonathan Nye, J.D.
Attorney/Managing Partner

Jonathan has been practicing law since his admittance in 1992.  Jonathan is what everyone who wants a divorce is looking for–the perfect hybrid of a Pit Bull and a teddy bear.  With over 22 years of family law and mental health expertise, Jonathan is a trial lawyer who has been especially successful in: complex divorces with child custody disputes, high asset cases, father’s rights, post decree modifications, and mental health issues.

Jonathan is an out-of-the-box thinker with the philosophy of, “We can do this the easy way, or we can do this the hard way.” He is ready for either. While Jonathan prefers to find a middle ground that works best for everyone, he has little tolerance for the games and mudslinging that is typical in divorce situations.

Jonathan has proven that he is able to dominate the most complex cases with superior knowledge of law and procedure. His reputation and skill have earned him the title of Superlawyer in 2015. Jonathan and his staff were recently featured in Chicago Magazine. Jonathan was also formerly featured in Vogue Magazine.

Jonathan is considered one of the few lawyers in Illinois with a concentration in mental health law. Jonathan and his Mother, Attorney Sandra Nye, were partnered until last year, when Sandra retired from the practice of law. Both Jonathan and Sandra have consulted for the US State Department with regard to the US position on certain treaties and conventions. Sandra actually traveled to the Hague and United Nations and participated in the process. Jonathan is often called upon by Judges, attorneys, agencies, associates, and clients for advice, and is a guest speaker at events, throughout the year, on these subjects.

Jonathan is an extremely proud Father to two grown children.  In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys boating on Lake Michigan.

Leora Feinberg

Leora has been a Senior Paralegal for almost ten years.  She is a resourceful asset who has a reputation for being a creative problem solver, a fierce negotiator, and an out-of-the-box thinker.

Leora leads the firms investigations.  Leora has received specialized training and clearance to conduct in-depth, forensic investigations, background checks,  collateral searches, witness location, criminal history, and much more, on high net worth individuals and corporations.  Leora’s asset tracing ability has been utilized to resolve both civil and criminal cases.

Her tenacity and ability to dominate her caseload and reach agreement between disputing parties is appreciated by our clientele.  Leora has led cases through the District Appellate level.  Leora works directly with lead attorney, Jonathan Nye, as a specialist on high conflict divorce cases, adoptions, and educational advocacy.   As his right hand (wo)man, Leora has sat second chair in all Jonathan’s trials, and since she began, has achieved a 100% trial success rate in achieving sole custody for Fathers.

Leora has a medical background having worked directly with the Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, organ transplant and cardiac anesthesia at Loyola Medical Center, and Emergency Trauma at Centegra.  Leora’s responsibilities and specialized skill set included difficult intubations, placing invasive lines, knowledge of anesthesia machines, medications and gases, developing protocols, assisting in the training of medical residents, trials, and triage.  Prior to her career in medicine, Leora worked at WMBB Channel 13, an ABC affiliate in Panama City, Florida, where she began running teleprompter and advanced to capture local news stories.

In her spare time, Leora enjoys:  traveling, the ocean, and learning new things.


Ryan Law

Ryan Law
Front Office Manager

Not only is Ryan the ambassador of our firm, but he maintains the informational database of clients, keeps NLG technologically updated, instructs in-services on software, and keeps the office constantly evolving on the cutting edge of the digital world. Ryan also assists, ad hoc, with client matters and trial support. Ryan is active in his church, an Eagle Scout, enjoys time with his family, and is an avid soccer player.

Kelly Mickley

Kelly works as the firm liaison between clients and Jonathan, Leora, and Mike.  Kelly’s specialty is discovery.  She assists clients in completing their financial affidavits, interrogatories, and other discovery documents.  Kelly is a detail oriented professional who enjoys seeing clients through their case-start to finish.   She is a strong team player who is efficient, dedicated, and is the “glue” to our practice.

Prior to becoming a paralegal, Kelly enjoyed a career in the hair industry.  In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her friends, her son, and her fiancee.

Sandra Nye

Sandra G. Nye, J.D., M.S.W.

Sandra is retired and working on updating her book, authoring articles, and consulting to the office.

In 1962, Sandra graduated from DePaul University with her J.D.  She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago and holds a master’s degree in Social Work.  Sandra began practicing law in 1963.  She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Illinois, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, where she is a member of the trial bar.  While not a licensed social worker, Sandra has devoted a significant part of her life to social work.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Illinois Society of Clinical Social Work.  She is also a professor of jurisprudence in psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine.