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Nicholas Joseph Galasso

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Nick, Galasso

  • Licensed for 40 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    We are committed to achieving results in the client’s best interests through negotiation first to arrive at a fair and reasonable settlement, but if unsuccessful, we use the court system effectively to achieve the best result for our clients.

  2. Family
    20%
    Our philosophy is to always keep the client informed, to be always available to clients and to always treat clients with civility, respect and compassion. Call today for your consultation.

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Child support
    10%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

  6. Probate
    5%

My son, Nicholas R. Galasso, and I formed GALASSO P.C. in December, 2014, and I was excited to combine my talents and experience with my son’s to provide clients with a wide and varied expertise in a plethora of legal areas.

 

I joined Haskin, Corrigan & Galasso P.C. (HCG) as a partner on July 1, 2013 where I worked until the formation of GALASSO P.C. While at Haskin, Corrigan & Galasso P.C., I had the pleasure of working with my son, Nicholas R. Galasso. In July of 2014, I was appointed as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney representing DuPage County Adult Protective Services, a governmental department who provides services to the elderly and protects the elderly from abuse and neglect by others. I concentrated my practice at HCG in family law and probate matters.

 

Prior to that, I worked at The Stogsdill Law Firm following a successful and distinguished career as both attorney and judge. After twelve years as a private practitioner concentrating in the areas of corporations, tax, probate and divorce matters, I began my judicial career in 1995 when I was appointed Associate Judge in DuPage County. I presided over a number of different court calls during my twelve year career as a judge, including serving in the criminal, civil, juvenile and domestic relations divisions. While serving on the bench in the Domestic Relations Division, I made numerous presentations to practicing lawyers and other judges in multiple areas of family law and participated as a panelist at seminars for judges and lawyers.

 

While in the Domestic Relations Division, I also presided over several hundred cases at one time, and either settled or tried cases involving complex business litigation, contentious child custody and visitation disputes and other contested matters involving all aspects of family law.

 

My judicial experience bolsters my legal expertise and experience in handling disputes involving maintenance, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, removal, alienation of affections, marital and other parental rights, valuation and disposition of assets, equitable division of assets and enforcement of legal obligations required by Court Orders. My prior judicial experience as a divorce judge also allows me to assess each case from the perspective of a judge hearing the case, a valuable benefit my  clients have enjoyed since I have been in private practice. I am also widely recognized as an accomplished trial attorney and skillful negotiator.

 

I received my undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and my Juris Doctorate from DePaul College of Law. I have served as an adjunct professor at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois where I taught Advanced Business Law and Advanced Estate Planning, among other classes. I am married and have two grown children, a son who is now an integral part of GALASSO P.C, and a daughter who lives in Naperville, is a legal secretary at GALASSO P.C. and also is pursuing a career in nutrition and healthy living.

 

While in private practice before I  became an Associate Judge, I practiced in the area of taxation and accounting related to individuals and corporations, both those closely held or family owned and publically traded corporations. My experience in taxation and accounting of corporations lends itself well to representing divorce clients who have an ownership in an ongoing business, particularly those clients who have a family or small business. Additionally, I also have wide experience with respect to taxation and accounting related to partnerships, sole proprietorships and other forms of business ownership. My tax and accounting background also allows me to understand and provide sound advice regarding all issues of taxation in divorce matters. I also published numerous articles dealing with intricate aspects of the formation and maintaining of corporations.

 

In 1991, the Governor of the State of Illinois appointed me as Public Guardian of DuPage County, and I served in that capacity until my appointment as an Associate Judge for DuPage County in 1995. As Public Guardian of DuPage County, I was appointed to protect the interests of disabled adults and minors, and I proudly served DuPage County in that capacity. I also worked closely with the Public Administrator of DuPage County during the same period of time and assisted in handling all aspects of the probating of decedent’s estates.

 

Since 2007, I have been appointed by the Courts to serve as an arbitrator in divorce cases, an expert witness, I have been trained and certified as a Guardian ad Litem for the 18th Judicial Circuit to represent and protect the best interests of children and have been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem numerous times by Judges.

 

In 2013, I received an award from DuPage County Legal Aid for my distinguished service providing pro bono legal services.

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Location

Galasso P.C.
311 S. County Farm Road
Suite G
Wheaton, IL, 60187

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Reviews

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Posted by Jackie | January 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, excellent attorney.
I had a great experience w using Nick as my divorce attorney. He is very professional, smart, responsive, and fully on board helping me every step through the process. Im grateful I had him as my attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding divorce lawyer
Nick represented me in my divorce. He was supportive, responsive and gave me outstanding legal advice. He negotiated a settlement looking out for my best interest and the best interest of my kids. His billing was fair, he responded to my emails and telephone calls promptly and I would highly recommend him!
Posted by AL | January 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family divorce
I was fortunate to have Mr. Galasso to represent me during my divorce procedure. His legal advice was very professional and always available when needed. He is the most dedicated individual to his clients I know. Mr. Galasso has become my friend and will always be a person to admire for his dedication, moral and ethical virtues an individual should have.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • OWNER/PARTNER
  • GALASSO P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Special Asst, State's Attorney
  • DuPage County State's Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Haskin, Corrigan & Galasso P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Stogsdill P.C.
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Aurora Universtiy
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Associate Judge
  • DuPage County
  • 1995 - 2007
  • Public Guardian
  • DuPage County
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Mullen, Winthers & Galasso P.C.
  • 1988 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Joseph Laraia
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Attorney
  • Guerard & Drenk
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Tax Attorney
  • Ernst & Whinney, LLP
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRMO Hannemann
  • I secured sole custody for the mother, protection against her abusive husband and a disproportionate division of assets in her favor.

Associations

  • Illinois Judges Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)
  • Past President
  • 1985 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Illinois Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Who's Who of North America
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Services
  • DuPage County Bar Association Legal Aid
  • 2012

Publications

  • Dupage County Bar Briefs
  • Unfit Defendants and the Role of the Discharge Hearing
  • 1996
  • Dupage County Bar Briefs
  • How to Handle an Uncontested Guardianship Proceeding
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Judicial Panel
  • Child Support
  • 2006
  • Judicial Panel
  • Divorce Law
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Endorse Nicholas
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick Galasso is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a lawyer among lawyers. He does right by his clients, who benefit from his extensive experience, skills, and common sense. He stands head and shoulders among his competition. You can't go wrong hiring Nick!"
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wheaton Divorce and separation Lawyer Nicholas Joseph Galasso
Nicholas Joseph Galasso
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 40 years