I am a 20+ year resident of Will County, Illinois, having finally settled after averaging approximately 4 years at any one address since birth. I am married and have a daughter and twin sons, who all attend a Montessori school in the area. I am the President of the Will County Bar Association, and have been the managing partner of McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC since its inception in 2005.
A frustrated former high school and college varsity athlete, I now restrict my athletic endeavors to bicycling and watching my kids compete in figure skating, volleyball, hockey, football and soccer.
I have been a trial lawyer since starting to practice in 1992, focusing first in employment law, then in labor law and criminal defense, and for the last ten years, primarily in the area of personal injury. I have practiced in trial and appellate courts in Missouri and in Illinois, including oral arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court. I am also a member of the federal trial bar in the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois.
Licensed since 1992
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1993||08/17/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1992||01/08/2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Will County Bar Association||President||2007 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association - Employment Law Committee||Chairman||1997 - 2000|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Washington University in St. Louis||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|