Deana Meiners - A Cordell & Cordell Belleville Divorce Attorney

Deana Meiners

Litigation Attorney

Belleville Divorce Attorney Deana MeinersFamily law is about advocating for someone’s future during one of the most trying times of their life. Belleville divorce attorney Deana Meiners has seen the strain and emotional toll of family law cases, and it is her desire to be an advocate for those who need a voice.

When she takes on a case, she understands how enormously high the stakes are.

“I believe empathy is one of the strongest tools I can offer a client,” Ms. Meiners said. “My clients are more than a name on a file. They are a human being fighting for their future during one of the most difficult times in their lives.”

Each family law case is unique, but they tend to share a few commonalities.

“What every family case has in common is that they are hard, personal, and emotionally draining,” Ms. Meiners said. “That said, you don’t have to do this alone. I am here to fight for you and to make sure you’re informed about what’s going on every step of the way.

Regardless of the situation, Ms. Meiners is always honest about her clients’ rights and likely outcomes so that they are able to make responsible, informed decisions.

“While I can never guarantee an outcome, I can guarantee that I will advocate strongly, wisely and always for your best interests,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Meiners is licensed to practice in Illinois.


Ms. Meiners earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and Communication from Bellarmine University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Meiners practiced family law, elder abuse and will contests, and civil litigation.


  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2012

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Meiners appeared on WMAY 970 AM-Springfield to analyze the divorce of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.



“Deana has never steered me wrong. Any time I have a question, she always has an answer, and quickly! She’s doing an excellent job!”


“Deana was professional, friendly and very nice. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer! I was a little nervous when I realized she was a woman, but she really blew me away. I’ve already referred her to a couple of friends at work. You guys are great!”


“Deana is wonderful! … She always gets back to me right away. She’s been really great!”


“Deana was very good! She was a breath of fresh air when she took over my case! I can’t believe how much she got done in such a short time. She was very easy to get a hold of and very responsive…”


“I am very satisfied with Deana and the service she provides, she is doing a very good job.”