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Joseph Ronald Napoli II

Child custody Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   59 reviews

also known as Joe Napoli, Joseph R. Napoli II

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Joseph

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CONCERNED ABOUT FAMILY MATTERS, DIVORCE, OR CHILD CUSTODY ISSUES? ATTORNEY JOSEPH NAPOLI CAN HELP.

Joseph R. Napoli II, a Partner at Beermann LLP, primarily focuses his practice in all areas of family law. Mr. Napoli counsels clients in a wide range of dissolution of marriage and paternity proceedings, including child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities), child support, maintenance, visitation, removal, division of property, domestic violence, contempt and enforcement proceedings, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

In recognition of his work in family law, Mr. Napoli has been named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star - an honor reserved to the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in Illinois. This selection is based on significant professional achievement and esteemed peer recognition. It is only granted to individuals fewer than 40 years of age, or have been practicing law 10 years or less. In addition, Mr. Napoli received the Client’s Choice Award from Avvo.

Prior to his legal endeavors, Mr. Napoli was a draft pick selection by the Texas Rangers in the 2005 Major League Draft.

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Joseph R. Napoli of Beermann LLP

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Posted by Paul | May 3, 2022
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Thank you Joe!
I evaluated several child custody lawyers before a close friend referred me to Joe. I was distressed, anxious and scared about this whole ordeal. Joe listened to my story and clearly outlined the steps in the process all while making certain my needs were met along the way. He was reassuring, attentive, very responsive, always available, knowledgeable and in the end amazingly effective. I am so glad I trusted your judgement Joe, I will always be eternally grateful for your help.
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Posted by Ruth | March 24, 2022
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Great Lawyer
Joe Napoli is an amazing lawyer. He is kind, empathetic, and smart. Joe came highly recommended to me and he did not disappoint. If you are looking for someone to get the job done and also cares , look no further he is the best !!!
Posted by Darlene | March 9, 2022
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One of the best attorneys ever in the Chicago area!
Whenever I'm in need of legal advice I know there's one attorney that I can always count on and that is Mr.Joseph R. Napoli, he's someone that will always get the job done. The best attorney of them all, I'll always want him on my team.
Posted by Esmeralda | February 9, 2022
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#TEAMJOE#BEERMANNLAW
From day 1, I was totally impressed by Joe's knowledge, confidence and ability to complete the task that was explained to him. His honesty and integrity were refreshing and vital in my decision to hire him and his team. He was very attentive to my every word and needs and wanted what was best and fair for all parties involved. He tentatively devised a plan and had my case filed by the end of the same week! Between him and his amazing team at Beermann Law, the plan began to come to fruition. The team is very diligent, accommodating and effective! Working alongside each other like a "well-oiled machine". I didn't have to be in contact constantly because I knew they were working on the case and would contact me when needed. This helped me to be less stressed and allowed me to move on with what I had to accomplish as well. I would HIGHLY recommend this team OVER AND OVER again!! Keep in mind my case was settled in a timely manner during the height of the pandemic! Joe and team, I will forever be grateful for the life changing work that was accomplished through all of you!!
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Posted by Mark | January 31, 2022
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Words cant express my gratitude.
My name is Mark Kokoyachuk. I hired Joseph Napoli through a referral from a very good friend of mine, Misha. Misha went through five lawyers before hiring Joe and what I remember distinctively was Misha saying, the difference between Joe and all the other lawyers was that Joe was a fighter. That Joe would fight for you. That Joe cared and wasn't just trying to take your money. It was evident from the start. When I met with Joe my daughters mother had taken my daughter out of the country and wouldn't bring her back, I didn't see my daughter for 4 month. When my daughters mother realized that if she didn't bring her back she would get arrested she then filed a restraining order against me falsely accusing be a physical abuse. When in court it caught myself and Joe by surprise but Joe kept his cool and mandated to have a hearing ASAP. The other lawyer tried to extend it for another 30 to 45 days but Joe said 1 week. He convinced the Judge not to kick this case down the line but to hear it ASAP and the Judge agreed. I'm so thankful to Joe and everything he has done. And by the way, I was eventually awarded Permanent Full Custody of my 6 year old daughter. This would have never happened if I went with another lawyer. Joe fought for me and continues to give me advise when I need it. I have refereed Joe to other friends of mine and will continue to refer him to whom asks.
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Posted by Wendy | May 2, 2021
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Incredible Divorce Attorney
Friends of mine always say I got screwed by the courts when I got divorced because for a successful woman the courts are much less supportive. But I knew from the beginning I needed a strong lawyer who would advocate for my best interests and more importantly the best interests of my children. Joe fought hard for what he knew was right and more importantly guided me through the process saving me thousands and thousands of dollars. He took every call and every text, days, nights or weekends. He let me decide when we backed down or pushed harder on something but always advised the best course of action. He stuck with me for almost 4 years (yes we have already been back to court since the divorce was final) and would help me again in a heartbeat. Joe makes his clients feel supported and in control. And when you are taking on a divorce both of those things are crucial to your sanity.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2020
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A+++ lawyer
After not so great communication and bad handling by my first lawyer, I find Mr. Napoli a fresh air and a lifesaver!!! I totally agree with couple other posts mentioning that he's not your everyday 9-5 lawyer. He has given me very insightful opinion on my case during consultation and on the same day, I sent over my docs and he's already reviewing it and communicating with me thru emails on the same night! My ex wants to change his visitation and child support. He sees the problem right away and explains the steps to take which makes the most sense. As a divorced mother with multiple young children, he saved me from doing the unnecessary paperwork pushed by my first lawyer. He's an expert in law and very honest about what's worth pursuing and what's not and possible timeline ahead. I appreciate Mr. Napoli's calm, clear, and gentle way of communication, a breath of fresh air from my first lawyer. I will definitely recommend Mr. Napoli to friends and family who need the help. Thank you!
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Posted by Chuck | June 7, 2020
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Divorce attorney
Joe Napoli is a consummate professional, yet also very personable and respectful and accommodates any special needs his clients may have. I have severe PTSD with Anxiety and Depression and Joe was kind enough and empathetic enough to learn about my disease and adapt to my special needs, as a client. Additionally, Joe has an intimate knowledge of the applicable laws and statutes and, many times, can quote them verbatim. He is also very savvy in keeping up with applicable caselaw and precedents. Joe is not your typical M-F 9-5 attorney. Frequently, he would return my calls or emails at night and on weekends. That is very rare in an attorney! I went through two previous attorneys before I found my perfect fit with Joe. Unlike my previous attorneys, Joe returned my calls or emails, promptly. He took the time to ensure that I understood every step of the process and that my best interests were always being protected. Joe also has an outstanding support staff, who are equally responsive and eager to ensure your peace of mind. I would highly recommend Joe to anybody and everybody! I did exceedingly well in terms of the settlement of my estate. I thank Joe for providing me the ability and means to start my life over.
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Posted by Tom | January 10, 2024
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Paternity Case
I hired Joe for a paternity case that I was already in court for. Joe, not only pointed me in the right direction, he gave me advice on how to handle the situation and the proper way to communicate with my child's mother. Because of Joe's advice, I was able to settle my paternity case with my child's mother out of court. Which was a shock to her lawyer, the GAL and Joe. We were so far apart on every aspect of the litigation, no one thought it was possible for us to come to an agreement without the lawyers involved.
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Posted by Erica | June 8, 2023
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A force to be reckoned with
I am so grateful a friend recommended Joe. He has completely changed my mindset on the family court system. Previously I had experienced what felt like two attorneys working together to "kick the can" down the road and never come to a resolution, while I racked up a ton of cost. Joe and his team were a breath of fresh air! He listens, he's practical, he didn't try to convince me one way or another--but rather he gave guidance and options. Dare I say---he has empathy and is smart as hell at the same time. He took my case and got a resolution quickly and effectively. It's the first time I've seen a bill that felt extremely fair. Joe is knowledgeable and assertive. He doesn't back down. He is very well respected and shows up to court beyond prepared. While no one wants to be in the family court system, if you have to be, I would never use anyone else but Joe. He's force to be reckoned with.
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Posted by JW | May 7, 2023
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Joe is the best!
I have a very litigative ex who filed motions one another to attempt to modify the judgement. At each time, our side prevailed! Luckily we had Joe Napoli II and his team from Beermann to represent me and each time, we prevailed. Joe is truly the best. Joe will listen to your needs. He will evaluate the case and explains his plans and steps to take. He will advice what's worth fighting for and what's not to save money and time. He's not your average attorney. He is very dedicated to his work and will keep in touch with emails/phone calls/texts even late at night or weekends. He's ALWAYS patient and respectful answering and addressing my million questions and concerns. He is so well prepared for all court hearings, and with all documentations and evidences ready. He's never late to court and more than often he came early, which won praises from the judge! In the Zoom and in-person court hearings, Joe fought hard for me. We pretty much got what we wanted! Another observation is that he is well respected by the judge and he's given ample chances to present our side. In the end Joe had helped me add clauses and conditions to the judgement to further protect my children's health and safety, to safeguard child support, and to severely limit my ex's chance of coming back to the court. Joe will always be my go-to guy for any future family law advice/issues. Thank you Joe! JW
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2023
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Outstanding Family Law Attorney
Where do I start to describe my experience with Joe Napoli as my divorce attorney? Maybe, the best way to start is to describe the feeling first. During the course of the long divorce process, I felt supported, informed, educated, and secure. Which was everything I wanted to feel as I embarked on a complete foreign experience that was extremely daunting and nerve-wracking. With this whole experience chock-full of unknowns, Joe was very good at addressing my many questions with thorough explanations in a very timely manner. In fact, Joe was very responsive, very professional, throughout the whole process. In addition, excellent presentation/ interactions while in court and very good communication after each court appearance. Outstanding family law attorney and I feel very lucky and blessed that Joe was by my side throughout all of it.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2023
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Wonderful Attorney
Joe successfully helped protect my child. There are no words to ever express my gratitude, so, in short, if you are looking for an attorney who will truly help you and who truly cares you need to call Joseph Ronald Napoli II. I had a bad experience with a different attorney. I needed someone i could wholly trust - this was my child. I reviewed many and called many. I then came across Joe. I called Joe with a horribly heavy situation - he kept calm throughout and calmed me with his thorough knowledge of the law and plan of attack. Joe took immediate action and fought hard. I would recommend him hands down. I cannot say enough good things about him. Joe, keep up your incredible work!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2022
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Review of Mr. Napoli II
My experience with Mr. Napoli and his team was 100% professional and courteous. The whole team was available when they said would be and were reachable always during business hours. I would recommend this firm.
Posted by Romanio | October 31, 2022
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Highly recommend
I was referred to Joe Napoli by a friend, and Joe did not disappoint. Joe was informative, kept me in the loop about my case, and got things done. I was very pleased with my representation.
Posted by Nick | October 25, 2022
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The best experience I could have asked for.
Joe Napoli was referred to us by a friend that spoke very highly of him. We retained Joe to help my wife's parents get divorced so they could sell a house and go their separate ways. He represented the father's side. Despite all the things that could go wrong during a divorce, Joe orchestrated an amicable solution for both parties and kept the opposing attorney from pursuing a heated battle. The pricing was very fair to begin with, but Joe went a step further and wrote off the small balance that remained when the divorce was finalized. I would highly recommend Joe and his staff if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate divorce situation. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Marcus | August 23, 2022
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Thank You!
When it comes to family law and what's best for the kids, JOE IS THE MAN!!!!! HIs transparency, dedication and deliverance of the best outcome for my daughter saved her life! I look forward to now utilizing Joes amazing skills as highly effective council in my business ventures next! Go Beerman LLP!!!!!!
Posted by Nicole | August 18, 2022
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Joseph Napoli was an amazing lawyer. I’m so grateful that I found him to represent me in my divorce. He is very well educated, professional, and extremely patient. He answered and explained all the questions that I had during my divorce process. I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t have Joe on my side.
Posted by Deanna | July 28, 2022
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10 STARS! I would not recommend anyone else!
I highly recommend Joseph Napoli for anyone going through divorce. In 2020-2021 I hired Joe. He went far above and beyond my expectations. His professionalism, experience, patience, focus and knowledge shines through in his work. Genuinely caring for his clients, he and his team made this process feel quick and streamlined! If you are looking for someone you can trust, who is brilliant and organized, Joe is your man. If I could give her 10 STARS, I would.
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Posted by Christina | June 2, 2022
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Highly recommend Joe
Joe Napoli is the best! I was stuck in a 5 year divorce process when Joe was recommended to me by a friend. Joe was my third attorney and I had pretty much lost all hope that the case would be finalized. Not only did Joe finalize the case in the timeline we discussed, but he was wonderful to work with and a breath of fresh air! He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and actually takes the time to explain the process. I was always kept informed and up to date on the case. He is professional and assertive to get the job done, and always kept my mind at ease. He was patient and kind with any questions or concerns I had. I am extremely grateful that he finalized my divorce, and I also was very pleased with the finalized settlement. My only wish is that I had found Joe at the beginning of my divorce process! I highly recommend him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-595 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Partner
  • Beermann LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Joseph R. Napoli II
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Bradley University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Janev. 2024 IL App (1st) 230998-U
  • Appellate court reversed the trial court (in favor of Napoli and Beermann LLP) as Petitioner did not carry burden of establishing basis for disqualification of counsel (Napoli).
  • DCFS Appeal (Case details not cited for confidentiality purposes)
  • On appeal, administrative law judge reversed DCFS' previous indicated finding of abuse/harm later ruling that the Department's indication "has not been supported by a preponderance of the evidence,"
  • DCFS Appeal (Case details not cited for confidentiality purposes)
  • On appeal, administrative law judge reversed DCFS' previous indicated finding of harm and neglect and granted client's request for expunction of the allegations from the record.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Center for Disability and Elder Law
  • Young Professional Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (17)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients. He is organized, intelligent and approachable and an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Napoli. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up the great work!"
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is a true professional. Joe is a trust worthy attorney who advocates for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Chicago Child custody Lawyer Joseph Ronald Napoli II
Joseph Ronald Napoli II
Child custody Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available