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Lynn M. Mirabella

Family Attorney at Wheaton, IL

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Lynn

Learn Lynn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%
    Divorce is the legal mechanism used to end a marriage contract between two individuals. The divorce process can resolve many issues such as dividing marital property and debts, determining parental responsibilities and alimony.

  2. Child custody
    20%
    As our clients proceed through the divorce process, we inform them about their options in child custody and visitation matters. There are many phrases and terms used to describe child custody arrangements.

  3. Child support
    20%
    A new child support law has gone into effect as of July 2017, and under this law, the amount of child support will no longer be based only on a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s income.

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%
    In Illinois, you do not have to prove someone is at fault to get a divorce. In a no-fault divorce, either spouse can obtain a divorce without proving the other spouse did something wrong, even if the other spouse does not consent to the divorce.

  5. Family
    20%
    Family law is the legal term used to describe the laws in place to define relationships among family members and those connected by other relationships such as having a child together.

For the last ten years, I have concentrated my practice exclusively in the area of family law. This area, of course, encompasses a wide variety of legal issues, including custody, child support, maintenance, property distribution, etc. In addition, I am certified to represent children as a Guardian ad Litem, Child's Representative, Attorney for Child in difficult family law cases. Finally, as more non-traditional methods of dispute resolution become popular, I have become a licensed and certified mediator and licensed by the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.

Location

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
1737 South Naperville Road Suite 100
Wheaton, IL, 60189-5894
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC - St. Charles Location
250 W. River Drive
Unit 2A
Saint Charles, IL, 60174
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Posted by Veronica | October 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wow - The World Reminded Me Genuine, Selfless People Still Do Exist
I recently had to switch from being represented by a different attorney to pro se. During my last hearing, the Judge gave me a list of my next steps & I was trying to write everything down as fast as possible. It was apparent I felt very overwhelmed at that moment as I walked away from the bench not sure where to turn first. As I sifted through the court forms searching for the one I needed - Lynn approached me & said "here, let me help you". Not once during these 14 months of divorce agony had I ever cried in court. The waterworks just started flowing. I was blown away that this complete stranger, simply out of the kindness of her heart, saw how overwhelmed I felt & took it upon herself to approach me, help me complete the form, walked me over to the other courtroom the Judge instructed me to do, & stood by my side as I spoke with the new Judge getting further instructions. She recapped with me my next steps. ALL WITHOUT KNOWING ONE ANOTHER. I hugged her before I even asked her name. I left the courthouse that day feeling an overwhelming sense of hope - in the world. Such selfless kindness as Lynn displayed that day is truly a RARE find. I wish I would have known about her before this. If you're searching for a truly compassionate attorney, I would absolutely recommend consulting with Lynn.
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Posted by Venus | March 24, 2015
Impressive, Knowledgeable, and Professional
I highly recommend Lynn Mirabella and the law firm of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella. I have recently been blessed to work with Lynn Mirabella and her associate Joshua Bedwell on a complex and extensive family law case. Both Lynn and Joshua have illustrated a level of professionalism and integrity that I find extraordinary in business. They have an innate ability to exercise compassion, pay attention to detail, provide sound advice, and move you in the right direction through intellectual and strategic decision making. I am extremely grateful that I landed in their hands when it came down to matters of the heart.
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Posted by Cristiana | June 12, 2014
Excellent mediator -Lynn Mirabella
Lynn, Thank you for handling our mediation with patience, tact, and professionalism. Your empathy was extremely helpful while your professionalism kept us focused on the task at hand. You are extremely knowledgable, confident, and welcoming. I'd be happy to work with you again in the future. Kindest regards, Cristiana
Posted by Mark | March 14, 2014
THANK YOU LYNN!!!!!!!
I would absolutely recommend Lynn to anyone. She helped and was instrumental in getting me back together with my kids. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, thorough, and personable. When she was brought into the case, I was not that excited to have another GAL appointed but Lynn was excellent and turned an extremely hesitant and negative mindset into a very positive one for me. Thank you Lynn from the bottom of my heart in helping a loving father reunite with his angels.
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Posted by Kate | February 17, 2014
Great lawyer
I hired Lynn for a complicated divorce with custody issues. She was knowledgable , receptive, and well prepared. My case is in the final phases, and I am absolutely pleased. I would recommend her highly.
Posted by Melissa | August 16, 2013
Class Act and Amazing
Lynn was referred to me by a few unrelated sources, and by one of her firms partners that I had briefly met thru mutual friends. I met Lynn after realizing the first lawyer I retained was not up for the task or challenges my ex-husband presented. From the very first meeting with Lynn, she was more than professional, compassionate, and reassuring to my situation. I felt she and I made a genuine connection from the first meeting and thru what proceeded to be the most challenging and emotional year of my entire life. No one has any idea what to expect going thru a divorce for the first time, and she consistently made herself available and communicated during regular and non-business hours and even while she was on vacation. If she was not available to assist, she made sure one, if not two of her partners were able to help in her absence. When my case evolved and unfortunately went to trial, she essentially engaged one of the two founding partners to manage the process thru trial, and continued to be there every step of the way. I consider myself a strong career and goal oriented woman, and have high expectations of others professionally. As anyone could imagine, there were several moments of overwhelming feelings of hopelessness….if it weren’t for Lynn’s strength, expertise, and sense of humor – I would have self-destructed thru the process. She is an extremely talented and intelligent lawyer, with a refreshing personality and quick wit that will make you laugh out loud instead of scream. I have huge respect for her and how she manages her business.
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Posted by Ian | April 26, 2013
Review of Lynn M. Mirabella
I worked with Lynn for over two years on my divorce (my fault it took so long). She was great to work with. Lynn is smart and creative. I would highly recommend her. Divorce is a really tough and emotional situation and Lynn helped me through it. Together, we were able to put together a win win settlement for both me and my wife. I would be happy to speak with any prospective client of Lynn's but I would ask that you request my phone number from her.
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Posted by Carolyn | November 20, 2012
Courteous and Professional Attorney
Lynn Mirabella represented me in my divorce proceedings from 2009-2011. She was very diligent and thorough as well supportive and respectful. She worked very hard to work in my family's best interest. I've recently contacted Lynn again to address some settlement issues that were not met and she was quick to respond. I'm very grateful I hired her to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2011
Outstanding Attorney
I have found Ms. Mirabella to show a great understanding of the law and the people who work within the legal system. Ms. Mirabella's ability to understand the motivations and needs of the people around her not only help her clients but also assist in maintaining the fluidity of the legal process.
Posted by Joseph | April 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Please be Advised
Lynn was the point person who sold me on the notion of using her and her firm for a large portion of my divorce. Admittedly, I bought fully into everything I heard in that initial conversation. After many, many months of what can only be described as one step forward, two steps back, I realized the sophomoric mistakes I had made. Once I found a different, suitable attorney and we built a relationship, I was asked: "What in the world did they actually do for you for $XX,XXX?" Not only was my case with her immediately handed off to an underling with near-zero experience, Lynn never once checked in with me to see if she could help get things moving again. I am not one to make these types of errors often and this was very costly, both financially and to the well-being of my children. She and her firm (father) seem to have built a tremendous name for themselves yet I have lived through a seemingly never ending experience that is a testament to the contrary. Continuance after continuance, deposition after deposition and sizable bills became the norm. There was even a time where I was being deposed and asked questions completely unrelated to anything at hand and the underling, my counsel, looked at me blankly and said nothing. In fact, my questions were rarely answered with anything concrete and reliable. In hindsight, a great many motions could have been handled differently which would have saved money, time and heartache. I strongly advise looking elsewhere. Great harm was done.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mirabella & Kincaid, P.C.
  • 1993 - 2005
  • Assistant State's Attorney, Criminal Division
  • Kane County State's Attorney
  • 1987 - 2005
  • Prosecuting Intern under Rule 711
  • DuPage County State's Attorney
  • 1985 - 1987
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Education

  • College of DuPage
  • Certified
  • 2010
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • 2009
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Certified
  • 2005
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 1987
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Campaign, Illinois
  • 1984
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Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Top Women Attorneys In Illinois, 2013-Present
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • St. Francis High School
  • Distinguished Alumni
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year-Nominee
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Attorneys In Illinois, 2012-Present
  • Chicago Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem Training
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute
  • Oddities and Challenges of Family Law
  • 2014
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Spring Family Law Seminar, GAL Panel Discussion
  • 2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem Training
  • 2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Basic Training
  • 2010
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Basic Training
  • 2009
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem/Child's Representative Training
  • 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Advanced Issues in Guardianship
  • 2007
  • Guardianship Issues
  • Panel Discussion
  • 2007
  • Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Information Gathering
  • 2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem/Child's Representative Training
  • 2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem Training
  • 2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Guardianship Issues
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse Lynn
Child custody Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I would highly recommend and endorse Lynn Mirabella, she is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who is highly respected and I have always had nothing but a great experience in working with her. She is a zealous advocate for her clients, but at the same time capable of working together to achieve a fair and equitable result in every case I have dealt with her on."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I readily endorse Lynn Mirabella. Her ability to resolve issues is unprecedented, and she brings a balance of professionalism and knowledge that creates an efficient working environment."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. It is rare to find an attorney who is so highly regarded by all their colleagues, but no one is more deserving. There is no better lawyer that I know to resolve your matter to your greatest expectations than Lynn Mirabella."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Lynn Mirabella is an excellent attorney. She is fair minded and considerate. Her ability to understand the needs of her clients allows her to better serve her clients and the law."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lynn is an excellent and ethical attorney who is seasoned in family law and represents clients effectively and professionally."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lynn is an excellent attorney. She is always very professional and is committed to her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lynn is very articulate and a masterful negotiator. She is a strong advocate and is also well known for her representation on behalf of children as a Guardian ad Litem."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lynn is great opponent who knows her cases. She works hard to get good results for her clients, while always keeping children at the heart of the settlement or case. She does is a strong advocate!!"
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lynn has an excellent reputation in the legal community. Lynn is a professional who cares deeply about her clients. She is committed to helping families resolve disputes respectfully while keeping the children's needs in focus. Lynn is an effective negotiator, strong litigator and a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lynn is an exceptional attorney and well respected in the legal community. She is knowledgeable and a great advocate for her clients. It is always a pleasure to work with Lynn."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lynn is a skilled, experienced attorney. She is prepared and can cut to the key points in a matter without wasting time and energy. We successfully resolved a divorce that could have been expensive and complicated with just a few meetings between the clients and attorneys. Great to work with."
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