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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||05/16/2017|
|Partner||Reich, Jumbeck & Stole, L.L.P.||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Reich, Jumbeck & Associates, L.L.P.||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Village of Lansing||Trustee||2013 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||Co-chair Family Law Committee||2010 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||Family Law Committee||2007 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||Will County Bar Association||2017|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|GAL Seminar||GAL Fees||2013|
|Will County Bar Association Ethics Seminar||ISBA Ethics Advisory Opinion Update||2012|
|Will County Bar Association - Family Law Committee Annual Seminar||Family Law Case Law Update||2011|
Posted by Terri
I would highly recommend Mikal as a divorce attorney. He is smart, patient and in my experience he will help you make difficult decisions as he keeps your best interest in mind. I defiantly felt confident having Mikal represent me, he always answered my questions big or small and helped to make things go as smoothly as possible! He is very trustworthy, which seems rare these days.
Posted by anonymous
Mikal handled my divorce and two years after finalizing, he still represents me. I was going to make a list of pros and cons but I honestly can't find any cons.
Trust - I am a naturally anxious person and Mikal is great at guiding me, telling me what to expect as far as my case goes, what I can expect from a judge or opposing counsel. I can tell him what I hope to gain, he will inform me of reasonable expectations, and then I can trust to put it in his hands and let him take care of it. Occasionally he seemed rather negative, but with time I have learned he is simply helping me to expect the worst but hope for the best. When there are ongoing issues he lays low and quietly collects information. At first it seemed like he didn't care, but I later learned that he pays a lot of attention to detail, quietly, so that when the court date comes, he can walk into court like a tiger. We have 'won' several arguments in court as a result of him laying low, collecting information and not making a big deal of things until we are in front of the judge. It is almost like a 'surprise attack' on my ex in court.
Responsiveness - I gave 4/5 here for only one reason. There are times when I do not get a response to emails. However, I believe this is for good reason. Looking back, they are often emails that were repetitive or something we later covered in a scheduled teleconference. I believe he didn't respond to these emails simply to save his time and my money. Outside of that, I always get a detailed response and my questions are thoroughly covered.
Knowledge - Mikal gets five stars because if he feels shaky on his knowledge, he will consult the other lawyers in the firm and get back to me in a timely manner. As I said previously, he always keeps me informed as to what to expect from judges and opposing counsel. I would MUCH prefer he admit when his knowledge is shaky and consult with the firm rather than BSing me to appear more knowledgeable.
Kept informed - Mikal sends me periodic updates on issues going on. Occasionally I have had to check in on something but it is always for good reason so I did not dock him for this.
Overall, he is a great lawyer. I plan to continue using him as long as I need legal representation.