Lindsay C. Stella represents individuals in all aspects of family law including negotiation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, distribution of assets, adoptions, child custody and visitation disputes, child support and maintenance issues, civil unions, guardianship issues, complex issues in valuation of business interests, post-decree issues, paternity cases, and other matrimonial and family law related matters and proceedings. Ms. Stella is a court certified Guardian ad Litem, Child’s Representative, and attorney for the child who is appointed by the Court to represent minor children in contested custody cases.
She was recently named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Suburban Moms by Glancer Magazine, named a Super Lawyer's Rising Star in 2014 and 2015, Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois by the National Association of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and has a 10.0 Rating on Avvo for client satisfaction and professional reputation.
Ms. Stella received her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2006 with a major in English and a double minor in Political Science and Women’s Studies. During her time she maintained herself on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll. She was also an active member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Society, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, and Sigma Alpha Lambda a National Leadership and Honors Society.
She attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where she focused her law school career on litigation. She excelled in moot court, mock trial, and graduated with in the top of her class with a Concentration in Litigation.
She was appointed in 2012 to the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee for Women and the Law by the President of the ISBA. She was also appointed in 2014 to the Illinois State Bar Association's Family Law Committee and assisted in drafting and proposing the new Divorce Legislation set to take effect January 1, 2016.
She is an active member of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and the DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Most Influential Moms||Glancer Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Offices Of Walter R. Jackowiec Iii, PC||2010 - 2011|
|711 Practicing Intern||McHenry County States Attorney||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Family Law Committee Member - Appointed Position||2014 - 2015|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Family Law Committee||2014 - 2015|
|DuPage County Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee||Chair||2012 - 2013|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Women and the Law Committee Member - Appointed Position||2012 - 2013|
|Family Shelter Services of DuPage County||Junior Board Member||2012 - 2014|
|Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)||Treasurer||2011 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|DuPage Association of Women Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association Catalyst||Is failure to file a Lis Pendens at the outset of a divorce case considered malpractice?||2013|
|WordPress Blog||Lindsay Stella Divorce Law Blog||N/A|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Mom and Kid's Counseling Group||Divorce & Paternity FAQs||2013|
|DuPage County New Lawyers Committee Job Search Workshop||Young Attorneys Obtaining Employment||2012|