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Lindsay Christine Stella

Family Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   21 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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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 parenting time 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 has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for three years in a row. She also earned the National Academy of Family Law Attorney’s prestigious award naming her one of the Top Ten Attorneys in Family Law Under 40 Nationally in 2014.  Ms. Stella maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo for client satisfaction and also earned the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Ten Best Under 40 for Client Satisfaction in Illinois for 2014. 

While in law school, Ms. Stella maintained herself on the Dean’s List and competed in Moot Court Competitions, earning a place in the semi-finals. Ms. Stella completed her 711 Internship at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office where she continued to sharpen her litigation skills. She graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in January of 2010 with a Concentration in Litigation.

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. 

Currently, Ms. Stella holds the position of Second Vice President for the DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers who is responsible for annual fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities and assisted substantially in donating money for the Winfield location.  She was also appointed in 2012 to the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee for Women and the Law by the President of the ISBA and again appointed in 2014 to the Illinois State Bar Association’s Family Law Committee where she assisted in drafting the new Family Law legislation.   

She is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.

Ms. Stella lives in Naperville with her husband Reed, and their two young sons, Jack and Ryan. 

 

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Location

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
309 Walnut Street, Unit B
Saint Charles, IL, 60174
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
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Attentive, Detailed, and Compassionate
Lindsay has been so supportive throughout my recent case. She's helped me to navigate a very confusing process and has always pushed for my best interests. She's detailed, responsive and compassionate and I highly recommend her for any family case.
Posted by Rick | November 17, 2022
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Divorce proceeding
Lindsay was my attorney through this unfortunate situation. She was excellent. My case was somewhat complicated and she knew exactly what to do. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing an attorney for this process.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Ms. Stella has been my attorney since the start of my divorce. She has guided me, been extremely supportive through the challenges of divorce and given excellent legal advice. I would highly recommend Ms. Stella and her team.
Posted by Donna | September 23, 2021
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Outstanding attorney!
MKFM Law represented me in my recent post-divorce case involving maintenance and other key financial issues. The situation was a nightmare and quite overwhelming. My attorney, Lindsay Stella, was amazing throughout my 15 month battle and in the end she guided me to a very favorable settlement without having to go to trial. I can't say enough about the knowledge, professionalism and kindness she offered. I would recommend Ms. Stella to anyone needing strong and effective legal representation.
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Posted by John | September 1, 2021
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Successful settlement
Lindsay and her team did a great job of representing my interests. The legal system is certainly not to be left to the weary, her team looked at my case from many different perspectives and advised me as to the best direction to head. A fair conclusion to my case was reached. Thank You!
Posted by Dave | August 31, 2021
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Divorce Lawyers
I was involved in a lengthy and complicated Divorce. I made the decision to fire my original Lawyer and hire Lindsay Stella. It was the best decision I made and trusted her with my best interests. Lindsay is professional and passionate about her clients both personally and in the court room. I strongly recommend Lindsay Stella for anyone going through a Divorce.
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Posted by Daniel | October 24, 2019
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Impeccable Service During a Challenging Time
I hired Lindsay Stella to represent me throughout my divorce. She walked me through what to expect throughout the process, we worked together to design and implement a strategy to defend my position, and we ultimately arrived at a fair settlement. Ms. Stella's attention to detail and strategy, along with her compassionate demeanor towards her clients, leads to me to provide my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Steve | October 21, 2019
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excellent lawyer
We recently hired Lindsay Stella at MKFM Law in Wheaton to help with an issue and found her and her firm to be true professionals. We were very impressed with how they treated our situation and the results they obtained on our behalf. I would highly recommend her and her firm.
Posted by Tiffany | September 15, 2019
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Highly Skilled Attorney With Your Best Interest At Heart
I highly recommend Lindsay Stella. If anyone is going through a divorce, contact her. My ex was a classic narcissist (that I only discovered after we were married), and Lindsay is highly skilled at dealing with narcissists and understanding their difficult personalities. She had my best interests, and I trusted her completely. Lindsay was always there to listen to me with my worries and concerns since divorce, especially to a narcissist, is so difficult. Lindsay is truly an out of the box thinker, and I cannot thank her enough for her help with my divorce. Some of the things Lindsay petitioned and won during my divorce proceedings were unheard of to others. While divorce is never a pleasant situation to experience, Lindsay will take care of you and is the best!
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Posted by Don | October 7, 2018
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Great Attorney. Efficient stress free process.
Lindsay handled my visitation case to get me the time I needed with my son. This process is never easy, but Lindsay helped to make it stress free as she assured me that what I was asking for was not unreasonable and would not take much time. The end result was nearly the exact cost that was originally quoted. My son and I now enjoy our weekend time together as well as holidays, and vacations. I am grateful for her services.
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Posted by Randy | August 25, 2018
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Divorce review
Lindsay was a rock for me during the divorce process. Was very detail oriented, always kept me informed on the legal process while addressing and advising me on the issues that were important to me. Very personable.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2018
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Divorce Attorney
I was married for a short time and it was already a difficult process. I was given Lindsay's name through a referral. I made my consultation with her fairly quickly. Lindsay is soft spoken and provides a sense of ease in her presentation. I went with Lindsay because I believe she understood my pain and my fears. We had hoped it would be an easy divorce, but it was not. Getting divorce is expensive, but sometimes there's no way around it. At the end my case, I was given to another attorney as Lindsay was on trial. Jessica was also very attentive. The main goal was divorce, which was accomplished. I was thankful for both Jessica and Lindsay. I would refer both of them to anyone going through a painful separation. -KR
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2018
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Talented Professional Attorney with a Heart!
I couldn't have asked for a better attorney than Lindsay! She is attentive, knowledgeable, patient and demonstrates strength in a respectful way of everyone involved. She is honest, fair and really made me feel cared for as a person, not just a paycheck. She worked hard for me, listening to what I really cared about most and she made it happen. Her advice was practical and rational with courtesy and regard to the fact that the situation was so delicate and emotional. She continued to care after the case was closed, remembering me even over a year later when I had new questions. She is thorough and reliable, responsive and invested in each of her cases. Choosing an attorney is a very difficult task and something you never plan to have to do, but with Lindsay in your corner, she'll help get you through with compassion and most of all, results you can live with and move on! I worked with two very "reputable" and "seasoned" attorneys before her and neither could have gotten me through this process as well as she did. She is graceful, polished and poised. When you aren't feeling confident, she is and she should be because she completely came through for me and I will always be so grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2016
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A big help
Ms. Stella and her team were very helpful through my divorce. When I met Ms. Stella I was in a dark place and didn't know what to do. She was there every step of the way answering my questions and helping me understand what was fiction, and what was reality. She was tenacious, even-keeled, and tough when she had to be. Through a very emotional process, she was the voice of reason, and when issues got unwieldy, a phone call or email from Ms. Stella brought clarity to me. I believe she had everyone's interest in mind (mine, my children, and even my unrelenting ex) through her council.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2016
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Excellent Representation
Lindsay Stella did a fantastic job representing me in a divorce. She was able to move quickly, she was responsive to my questions, and she had a great ability to personalize my case to find out what was important to me. I will continue to have Lindsay Stella represent me should the need arise.
Posted by Elizabeth | July 28, 2014
DuPage County Divorce Attorney - Excellent
Lindsay was very good about only communicating when necessary so as not to run up my legal bill. Overall she knew the process very well and was extremely sensitive to my concerns throughout. She took the time to give me reassurance on the phone and helped me through the crazy parts. She worked very hard on my case to ensure the best possible outcome for me, my children. and my ex spouse so that everyone can come out better in the end. Lindsay also worked very well with the opposing counsel to negotiate a good settlement agreement for both parties. I believe that Lindsay knows many of the DuPage county judges and attorneys so she is able to work well with them to get the job done. We were finalized in 6 months.
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Posted by Donna | May 19, 2014
Grateful
Lindsay is very easy to talk , she explain issue and made sure I understood what was going on. Lindsay also did not waste my time in taking time off of work going into the office. Lindsay is efficient in getting the information.
Posted by Michael | February 20, 2013
great job
Lindsay did a great job with my divorce and help make things clear and understandable during a difficult time
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2013
Divorce/child custody
Ms.stella helped me through an extremely difficult divorce. She quickly obtained a restraining order, filed for divorce,and obtained child support for my children. The actual finalization of the divorce took a very long time, at no fault of her. She filed all petitions and did her best to keep me informed of what was going on. She can be difficult to get a hold of at times because she is very busy. Other attorneys in the firm will step up to assist as needed and all questions do get answered. Ms.Stella will take the time to explain legalese in common terms when needed. I highly recommend her to handle contentious divorce/custody cases.
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Posted by L.M.C. | March 21, 2012
Compassionate Attorney
My husband and I had only been married a little over a year when Lindsay was assigned to my case by Lynn Mirabella. The case moved quickly because I was on a deadline to close on my own home. We had a "prove up" at the time she had told me in the beginning. She made the divorce process as easy as it could have been. I appreciate her help and I would recommend her.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Offices Of Walter R. Jackowiec Iii, PC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • 711 Practicing Intern
  • McHenry County States Attorney
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Souhern Illinois University Carbondale
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Naperville Central High School
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRMO Chirila

Associations

  • Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)
  • 2nd Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Family Law Committee Member - Appointed Position
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Family Law Committee
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Emerging Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 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
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Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association Catalyst
  • Is failure to file a Lis Pendens at the outset of a divorce case considered malpractice?
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mom and Kid's Counseling Group
  • Divorce & Paternity FAQs
  • 2013
  • DuPage County New Lawyers Committee Job Search Workshop
  • Young Attorneys Obtaining Employment
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lindsay does an excellent job for her clients. She is very reasonable, but if the other side is not reasonable, she can be aggressive and litigate it out in court!"
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lindsay is a skilled professional who understands the balance of detail and practicality in the law. Without hesitation, I endorse Lindsay C. Stella."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.Lindsay is intelligent, extremely knowedgeable in the law and sympathetic to her many clients. She met the high standards set by our firm when she was hired. She graded best in the field of 115 candidates."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked alongside Ms. Stella for approximately two years and believe her to be an exceptional attorney. She understands that a great family law practitioner must not only have a mastery of the law, but also appreciate the human condition and the intense emotion that is necessarily involved with any divorce proceeding."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Lindsay is a smart and engaging lawyer. She puts the client's needs at the forefront of negotiations and wholeheartedly advocates for the client. Further, she understands the value of "thinking outside of the box" in structuring creative settlements in hard to resolve cases. A client would be in good hands with Lindsay."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Consistently diligent, polite, and professional."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms Stella is diligent, attentive, and professional and can handle the most difficult matters because she is dedicated to the profession and very competent."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lindsay is very knowledgeable and easy to work with."
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Wheaton Family Lawyer Lindsay Christine Stella
Lindsay Christine Stella
Family Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 14 years
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