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Stephen Douglas Brown

Child support Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   4 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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A Californian native, Attorney Stephen D. Brown, headed east to attend law school in Illinois in 1996 and remained since. He attended Northern Illinois University School of Law and graduated Cum Laude in 1999. While in law school, Mr. Brown participated in law review, was a semi-finalist for moot court in 1997, and he was the 1997 Corpus Juris Secundum award winner for Civil Procedure.

 

Although Mr. Brown’s first job as an attorney was for the Kane County State’s Attorney, his first job in the legal field started when he was in high school as a file clerk for Rich & Ezer, a medium sized (AV) rated firm in Los Angeles, California. After his graduation from law school, he also worked as a paralegal for successor firm Ezer & Williamson.

 

In his public service career that lasted fifteen years, Stephen was an Assistant Kane County State’s Attorney in Kane County. Mr. Brown served in the criminal, civil, and family justice divisions. In the criminal division, Mr. Brown prosecuted offenders for a wide variety of criminal offenses. He also handled commitment and medication proceedings involving mentally ill individuals.

 

As an Assistant State’s Attorney in the civil division, Mr. Brown was attorney for the County of Kane. He represented Kane County in litigation that was set in Kane County, DuPage County, Winnebago County, the Illinois Industrial Commission, and the Federal Court in Chicago. Mr. Brown handled cases involving property owned by Kane County, personal injury related to Kane County employees, worker’s compensation proceedings, election violations, and ordinance violations in connection with the Kane County Health Department and the Kane County Development Department. Mr. Brown also authored numerous legal opinion briefs for different agencies of Kane County government.

 

As an attorney for the Family Justice Division, Mr. Brown represented the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in proceedings for the establishment and enforcement of child support orders. In this capacity, he frequently participated in proceedings in Kane County family court to establish and modify child support orders and for contempt of court. As part of his representation of HFS, Mr. Brown worked with HFS to correct erroneous withholding orders when they were discovered. Stephen treasures the commemorative plaque he received from the Child Support Division for his many years of outstanding service to be among his most prized possessions.  This plaque is currently hanging in his office.

 

In 2015, Mr. Brown left the State’s Attorney’s Office and was an Associate for Douglas B. Warlick & Associates.   As an associate, Mr. Brown successfully tried cases related to custody, dissolution, and support. In 2016, Mr. Brown expanded his practice to include mediation and participation in proceedings as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem.  In 2017, Stephen founded the Law Office of Stephen D. Brown.

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Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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STEPHEN BROWN
619 W Main Street
Suite D
Saint Charles, IL, 60174

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Posted by Loni | July 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Stephen is an AMAZING family attorney. This is his passion and he is extremely knowledgeable in his field. I have had a lengthy court battle that resulted in a trial. If you want someone that has a strong moral work ethic, knows the law, someone that cares about your family as much as you do, and prepares you for a win this is your guy. He has been a God send. I have a very abusive and manipulative ex and stephen took a huge burden off of my shoulders representing me. I can not thank him enough for the peace of mind he gave me. This is a very emotional process and he reassures me every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
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Simply the Best!
Stephen is an outstanding divorce and family attorney. He is sharp, diligent, and works to help you win the case. Nothing less! I am profoundly happy with my case. Highly recommend Stephen!
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
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Super Responsive
Stephen is super responsive and does not charge an arm and a leg for the time he spends consulting with you about your case. He's thorough, efficient, and very reliable. Although he's a busy lawyer, he made me feel as though I were his only client. I'd use him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Ronald | April 27, 2017
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Divorce
Stephen Brown was great to work with in such difficult times. He went above and beyond from start to finish to make sure I understood all the details of my situation.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Stephen D. Brown
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Douglas B. Warlick & Associates
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Kane County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2015

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • 1996

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 best
  • AIFLA
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • X
  • 2019
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Revised Maintenance Statute - the changes from Public Act 100-0923
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • X
  • 2019
  • 11th Hour CLE Seminar
  • Calculating Child Support Under Income Shares
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brown is extremely knowledgeable regarding family law issues, especially child support and paternity. I have observed him advocating on behalf of clients in Kane County and would recommend him."