Jayni A. Desai

Jayni A. Desai

Jayni A. Desai

Belleville, Illinois
Jayni A. Desai is an associate with Courtney, Clark & Mejias, P.C.
Ms. Desai concentrates her practice in family law, including cases involving property division and child related issues.
Ms. Desai received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies - International Relations from North Carolina State University in May 2010. Ms. Desai received her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ms. Desai is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Ms. Desai is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the St. Clair County Bar Association and the East St. Louis Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Child Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2007
  • Missouri, 2013
  • Illinois, 2014


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 2013
    • Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi Honors Society 2010-2012
    • Honors: CALI Award for Privacy and Family Law Seminar
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2010
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: International Studies - International Relations
    • Honors: Creative Writing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • St. Clair County Bar, Member, 2014 - Present
  • East St. Louis Bar, Member, 2015 - Present


  • English