Austin C. Vandeveer
Austin C. Vandeveer received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Creighton University, and received his Bachelors of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University in Economics Management with a minor in accounting and history. While at Ohio Wesleyan, Mr. Vandeveer was a member of the men’s lacrosse team and was honored as a two-time All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Mr. Vandeveer is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska; he is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.
Mr. Vandeveer interned in the juvenile division of the Douglas County Attorney’s Office in Omaha, Nebraska. It was there Mr. Vandeveer developed a passion for family law while assisting abused and neglected children navigate the complexities of the juvenile justice system.
Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., Mr. Vandeveer worked as a prosecutor for the Adams County Attorney’s Office in Hastings, Nebraska. Mr. Vandeveer successfully represented the interests of abused and neglected children that had been placed in the care and custody of the State. Through effective communication and strategic legal planning, he was able to reunite numerous at risk children with their fathers.
Mr. Vandeveer has first-hand experience dealing with the emotional toll that fathers and children experience during a contested divorce. Mr. Vandeveer served as a confidant for a close family member who was in the midst of a protracted divorce and child custody battle. Mr. Vandeveer was able to provide professional legal advice while also serving as a pillar of emotional stability.
When Mr. Vandeveer is not fiercely advocating for his clients and their respective legal needs he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, sailing, barbequing, traveling, exploring new cuisines and restaurants, volunteering for various charitable organizations such as the Fatherhood Educational Institute.
Mr. Vandeveer’s unwavering commitment to justice and his client’s individual needs has enabled him to become a highly effective legal strategist involving child custody, child support, and contested divorce matters. Mr. Vandeveer takes great pride in establishing an open dialogue with each client to ensure that all legal concerns are addressed and resolved in a timely and successful manner.