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Jonathan Steele

“Jonathan Steele, top family law attorney, shares expert insights on divorce, custody, and digital privacy. Recognized by Super Lawyers.”


About Me

Jonathan D. Steele’s legal career began with foundational roles at Nadler, Pritikin & Mirabelli LLC, progressing to more advanced practice at Beermann LLP. His exemplary performance quickly elevated him from associate attorney to partner upon his admission to the Illinois Bar, marking his rapid rise and distinction in the legal community.

Recognized for his profound expertise in family law, Jonathan’s skills have earned him continuous recognition from Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star—an accolade reserved for less than 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in the state, acknowledging outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Furthermore, he has been designated an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers magazine, a selective honor given to fewer than 2% of Illinois attorneys each year, which recognizes only those lawyers who are identified by their peers as the top lawyers in Illinois.

Beyond his courtroom accomplishments, Jonathan exhibits a commanding knowledge of the Illinois Supreme Court rules, the Rules of Civil Procedure, and a technical proficiency in legal practice that makes him exceptionally well-suited for managing complex legal challenges. His expertise includes advanced trial advocacy, an in-depth understanding of the rules of evidence, and specialized knowledge in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Domestic Violence Act, and the Stalking No Contact Order Act. Jonathan prioritizes the privacy and security of his clients, integrating cutting-edge digital protection strategies to safeguard sensitive information—a vital asset in today’s interconnected world.

Outside the courtroom, Jonathan is dedicated to community service, providing pro bono legal aid through JUF Community Legal Services and contributing to medical research initiatives as a board member of the Medical Research Junior Board Foundation at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Transitioning from law to cybersecurity, Jonathan has spent years researching all aspects of cybersecurity and privacy. He has become well-versed in the Sophos ecosystem, setting up MDM solutions across a fleet of iOS devices, configuring next-gen enterprise-grade Sophos XG firewalls for home use, and setting up Synology NAS solutions for self-hosting calendar solutions, surveillance systems, photo storage, and video hosting. He is proficient in ZTNA and VPN setup and configuration, end-to-end encrypted solutions, privacy-respecting software and hardware solutions, and compartmentalization strategies. His expertise also extends to multifactor authentication, setup and management of self-hosted IDP solutions, custom DNS filtering and configuration, website setup, configuration, security and management, and macOS, Windows, iOS setup and configuration to enhance security and privacy.

Enhancing his credentials further, Jonathan recently earned the CompTIA Security+ certification. This globally recognized achievement confirms his advanced skills in cybersecurity and his ability to handle complex security issues. This certification reflects Jonathan’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of security expertise, ensuring that he is equipped with the latest knowledge and best practices in the rapidly evolving cybersecurity field.

At Steele Fortress, Jonathan leverages his unique blend of legal and cybersecurity expertise to provide comprehensive cybersecurity and privacy consulting services. His deep understanding of both the legal and technical aspects of cybersecurity and privacy makes him a valuable asset to any organization looking to bolster their security posture and navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity laws and regulations.

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Jonathan Steele

Welcome to our channel, where we provide expert legal advice, insights, and support on family law matters. Led by Jonathan Steele, a seasoned attorney specializing in divorce, child custody, parentage, and restraining orders, our channel is dedicated to helping you navigate family law complexities with confidence. What You'll Find Here: Expert Legal Advice: Detailed explanations and tips on divorce, custody, alimony, and more. Real-Life Case Studies: Learn from real examples illustrating family law principles. Emotional Support: Discussions on coping strategies and available resources. Legal Updates: Stay informed about the latest family law changes. Community Engagement: Share experiences, ask questions, and find support. Our mission is to empower you with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions and secure the best outcomes for your family. Subscribe and join our community for valuable insights and support. Jonathan D. Steele – Championing Families, Securing Futures

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