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Stacey Annette McCullough

Criminal defense Attorney at Wheaton, IL

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Stacey A. McCullough, Stacey McCullough

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Stacey

Learn Stacey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felony and misdemeanor charges; ordinance violations

    30 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    30 years

  3. Expungement
    Petitions to Expunge; Petitions to Seal; Clemency petitions.

    20 years

  4. Administrative law
    School law matters including student discipline, suspension and expulsion hrgs; DCFS investigations and appeals of indicated findings.

    20 years

  5. Juvenile law
    Juvenile delinquency court matters; station and probation adjustments; representation of students in school disciplinary matters.

    20 years

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket

    30 years

Stacey's career has been focused on the successful defense of the criminally accused in DuPage County for over 20 years. She has firmly established her advocacy skills through hundreds of hearings and trials for offenses ranging from traffic violations to felonies. Stacey's experiences and involvement in the legal community have instilled in her the understanding that each case and client she takes on is unique and important. She reviews all circumstances thoroughly and provides clients with explanations of proceedings, potential challenges, and possible outcomes. Clients can be confident Stacey's representation is personal, honest, respectful and dedicated.


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Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick and Mirabella, LLC
1737 South Naperville Rd.
Suite 100
Wheaton, IL, 60189
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
250 W. River Dr.
Suite 2A
Saint Charles, IL, 60174
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Posted by Timothy | December 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional!
My experience with Stacey McCullough was outstanding! She handled my traffic citation with the utmost skill and professionalism. She went above and beyond the call of duty by appearing in court two extra times to resolve my case satisfactorily. She exhibited exemplary service and I highly recommend her to represent you in all of your legal matters.
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Posted by Eric | February 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A litigating gladiator, an asset, and a friend
Stacey has represented myself as well as four of my loved ones over the course of the past 10 years, and I never once have had anything but gratitude for her and her service. She has defended me personally for more charges than I would like to admit, several of them felonious, and I 100% credit her for getting me into alternative court programs which have prevented me from doing prison time and which, upon completion, will avert me of becoming a convicted felon. I owe her my freedom, the thing most valuable in life, and words do not suffice to describe how forever grateful I will be for what she has done for me. She has also become a genuine friend who cares about my family and I. If you are stressed and thinking the worst, and don't know who to turn to, turn to Stacey. She will advocate, represent, and fight for you, doing everything within her power as an attorney to facilitate the best possible outcome. Stacey is who you want to have at your side, and if I could I would give her 10 our of 5 stars. Thank you Stacy!
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
Stacey handled my excessive speeding case very professionally and very effectively. I was caught speeding (90 in a 55) and she was able to lower my charges considerably. I would highly recommend her for any case with in her scope.
Posted by Tony | June 17, 2015
Saved my license!
I got 4 speeding tickets within a 1 year period. I didn't think that was a big deal, but it turns out that was enough to get my driver's license suspended for 3 months. Living without a license for that long would've been a nightmare for me, and I didn't even want to think about the fallout from the insurance company (higher rates, having to file an SR-22, etc.). So, after freaking out for a couple of days and doing a copious amount of internet research on my own, I decided to call an attorney and see what could be done. I called Stacey on the morning of 6/1/15, and right from the start, she set my mind at ease. She was friendly, knowledgeable, compassionate about my situation, and did a great job of explaining everything in layman's terms. After taking the time to look up my driving history (at no charge), she suggested a plan of action and laid out all of her fees up front in the event that I wanted to proceed. Often, you hear about how expensive it is to hire a lawyer, but her fees were very reasonable, and low compared to what a suspended license might have cost me. Once I indicated I was ready to move forward, Stacey immediately filed motions on my behalf, and got me a court date for 6/9/15 (just 8 days after our initial consultation!). I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty worried. My situation is a little more complicated than I'll go into here, and my chances of avoiding suspension were probably a little questionable as a result, but Stacey managed to get me through. She communicated with me through texts and e-mail right up until the court date, and on the day of she came through like a champ! Just this morning (6/17/15), she texted me to confirm that my pending suspension had been lifted, and all is well. Stacey saved my license and managed to turn a stressful situation, which could've been a nightmare for me, into a not-so-scary experience. I think I've definitely learned my lesson when it comes to breaking the speed limit, but if I ever need an attorney again, she'll definitely be my first call. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Kevin | December 31, 2014
Excellence from initial consultation to post-court follow-up!
I had a misdemeanor speeding ticket recently that had a required court appearance. While I had a relatively clean driving record, I was anxious and nervous about the matter and, after investigating the relevant statutes myself, I knew I needed an attorney. I believe finding Stacey was providential, to say the least. I contacted her the same day I received the ticket and she responded via email right away (the same afternoon!). A couple of days later, we discussed the issues surrounding the case at her Wheaton office and I felt reassured that she had the experience and knowledge (especially as it concerns the DuPage County court system) to expertly represent me. Stacey's fees were quite reasonable and she stayed in constant communication with me to inform me of the progress of my case each step of the way. Stacey was very empathetic towards me when I was at a low psychological point (about a week prior to the court date); she represented me in court without my needing to be physically present and deftly negotiated with the state's attorney's office for the best possible outcome (the ticket was knocked down to a regular moving violation with a reasonable fine and a short period of court supervision, which was what I had been hoping for in such a case). Right after court, Stacey followed up with a phone call to explain what had happened. I was elated! I will not hesitate to recommend Stacey to anyone who needs such services in the future. (I plan to drive much more slowly going forward, so I hope I won't need her any time soon.) Thank you, Stacey, for everything!
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Posted by Guy | October 2, 2014
Great Communication
After looking at a couple of different attorney's, I talked to Stacey and she did a great job of helping me understand what was in front of me...even before selling me on her role/value, she went out of her way to help me understand my situation (including doing some upfront research). The best part of working with Stacey is the way in which she continuously kept me in the loop on the status of the case, next steps, what she was working on, etc. Great communication...great expectation setting...given the situation, she helped make it bearable. Ultimately...she also helped deliver on the best possible outcome!
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Posted by SG | May 24, 2014
Solid Representation
Stacey represented me in court without me having to be present. Her level of communication is outstanding. The first call I made to her, I was able to reach her directly on her cell and she is very good at sending and returning text messages and phone calls to update me on my case. She turned my moving violation into a non-moving violation, without anything going on my record. Stacey has set the satisfaction level so high that I will not go anywhere else. You'll be making a mistake if you consider anyone else in a traffic matter. Stacey is an attorney you can trust, and she doesn't treat you like you're just another statistic of violating the law. I hold Stacey in the highest regard. Thank you for your hard work!
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Posted by Robert | September 2, 2013
An Outstanding Defense Attorney
Ms. McCullough, represented me in a criminal matter for charges of Driving Under the Influence in Du Page County, beginning early in 2011 and concluding approximately one year later. Ms McCullough demonstrated a combination of professional capabilities which were of benefit both to my case, and to myself personally. She is a skilled litigator, and was a strong advocate during court proceedings. During these times it was evident that Ms. McCullough was respected and well-regarded by both the opposing council and by the bench. On a personal level, I found Ms. McCullough to be both candid and encouraging during the difficult period of these proceedings. Because of her specialty in criminal law, it is my hope and expectation that I will never require her professional services again. This notwithstanding. Ms. McCullough has my strongest endorsement for anyone in need of legal representation in a criminal defense matter.
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Posted by Jim | August 29, 2013
An Awesome Attorney
Stacey McCullough has been angel for us! She is well versed in criminal law; particularly in our case that included multiple counts (misdemeanor and Felony) in multiple jurisdictions. There was an increased level of difficulty because these cases also involved an element of mental illness, so additional time and care was required of her...and she could not have been any better! Stacey was also very attentive to detail which ultimately resolved some of the charges. It is also very apparent that her reputation in DuPage County is stellar; many of the prosecutors know and respect her which allowed us to quickly work through the process. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a competent, professional, compassionate attorney. Although I hope to never go through anything like that again, if I did, one of my first calls would be to Stacey!
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Posted by Wyn | August 26, 2013
A great attorney and a great person!
Stacey has represented myself and and family members on various issues. DUI as well as other traffic issues. I have worked with other attorneys over the years and found them less than adequate and quite frankly they were not honest with me about their services or fees. Stacey delivers on the expectatations she sets when reviewing your situation with you. Stacey is a honest and genuine person as well as a very knowledgeable attorney. In the coming years I will continue to work with Stacey when my needs require legal expertise.
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Posted by Steve | August 24, 2013
Exceptional / Exceeds my expectations
When I'm looking for legal guidance Stacey's at the top of my list to call. Stacey has earned my confidence that when her legal services are needed her expertise & results have ruled in favor. From my experience her service fees are fair & just. I have total confidence that Stacey's advise is always in my best interest! Respect is earned & not given!.... Stacey has eared my respect.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Select lawyer carefully. Ask many questions. Some will help convict you. Ask for the co$t. Defending the accused is a profit making industry. You will have to pay for your freedom. You're not innocent until proven guilty. You're guilty until you can pay to prove you're not guilty. Lawyers sent to jail: Michael Cohen, Michael Avenatti, Alan Koslow, Richard F. "Dickie" Scruggs, Rod Blagoyavich, Ed Vrdolyak, etc.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member, General Assembly
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC
  • 2017 - 2017
  • President-Elect, 2nd VP, 3rd VP
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Stacey A. McCullough, Ltd.
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Associate
  • The Law Office of Robert J. Schillerstrom/Law Office of Thomas & McCullough
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Dupage County Public Defender's Office
  • 1996 - 2004
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  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
  • Director
  • 2018 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • DuPage Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • DuPage American Inn of Court
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2014 - 2016
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Local Government Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Media Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Criminal Law and Practice Committee
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Board of Directors Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • DCCDLA Expungement CLE
  • Expungement
  • 2018
  • Criminal Law 101 MCLE
  • Criminal Law
  • 2017
  • How to Expunge a Criminal Record
  • Expungement
  • 2015
  • Basic Skills
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • Criminal Law and Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • 2010
  • Basic Skills Training Program
  • Traffic Court
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Stacey
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Stacey McCullough! Ms. McCullough is the hardest working attorney I know and her limitless skills and talents make her one of the finest criminal defense attorneys around."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacey is a sharp, thorough, and highly-regarded trial lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Stacey McCullough for all criminal defense matters. Stacey goes above and beyond for each and every one of her clients. Stacey truly cares about her clients individual needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. McCullough for many years and she has a tremendous amount of legal experience having worked as a Public Defender in DuPage for many years before entering private practice. She has extensive bench and jury trial experience and is a seasoned negotiator. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Ms. McCullough for ANY Criminal, DUI, or Traffic matter in the Chicagoland area or any outlying county."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacey is an experienced, kind, and extremely knowledgeable attorney who treats every client with respect and dignity. Most important of all, Stacey is tenacious in representing her client in court and always endeavors to do what's in their best interest. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacey is an outstanding and tireless advocate for her client. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacey is a fantastic attorney. I highly recommend her for all criminal matters in DuPage County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stacey is hands-down the best criminal defense lawyer I know. Every client I have referred to her has been grateful for the referral and her help. Smart and dedicated."
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