Skip to main content

Michelle Mosby-Scott

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bloomington, IL

3.3   9 reviews

also known as Michelle R. Mosby-Scott

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

Michelle R. Mosby-Scott is the founder and Managing Partner of the firm Allison & Mosby-Scott where she heads the firm’s Family Law practice and leads and directs the firm’s overall practice. Michelle limits her practice to the area of family law. She regularly represents clients in divorce/dissolution of marriage, child custody, child support, pension division, removal, maintenance/alimony and post decree matters. She has tried hundreds of family law matters during the course of her practice. From this Michelle has developed excellent skills both in trials and negotiations which she leverages to the benefit of the firm’s clients.

Michelle is proud that most of her clients have been referred to her by previous clients or fellow attorneys. These referrals recognize Michelle’s experience, commitment to aggressive representation and focus on achieving client goals. Michelle knows that going through a family law matter is difficult and provides each client with the personal attention they need to accomplish their goals.

A native of Illinois, Michelle R. Mosby-Scott grew up in Southern Illinois. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Eastern Illinois University. Michelle then attended Southern Illinois University where she obtained her Juris Doctor. In law school, Michelle served as Survey Editor of the Law Journal and was selected to participate in the Moot Court program her second and third years. Immediately after graduation, Michelle relocated to Central Illinois where she began practicing law. Michelle founded the law firm of Allison & Mosby-Scott in 2000 with William Allison.

Michelle is a published author and has held leadership positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In 2016 Michelle was selected for membership in the The National Advocates: Top 100 for the state of Illinois. Membership in the The National Advocates: Top 100 is limited to the Top 100 Lawyers from each state or region who serve individuals and families in the legal system.

Michelle and Michael, her husband of over two decades, have three children and live in Bloomington, IL. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travel

Photos and videos

Location

Michelle R Mosby-Scott
210 1/2 N Williamsburg Dr
Bloomington, IL, 61704-3564

Similar lawyers nearby

Reviews

3.3 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and **highly** organized
Michelle is truly invested in advocating for children. As a parent herself, Michelle is able to see the bigger picture of how legal actions impact a family's daily lives. She is instantly able to understand how children are impacted at different ages/developmental stages. She is incredibly organized and her staff are also compassionate, responsive and organized. Responses from Michelle and her staff are prompt, considerate and thorough! While she is a tough litigator, she has already shown in my case that she is also able to work cooperatively with other professionals well, which is so important in any sort of divorce action. Some people believe they want a "shark" attorney, when attorneys that can work together in everyone's best interests are actually so much more beneficial financially and emotionally for families.
Read less
Posted by Gary | May 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
My experience with Michelle Mosby-Scott and Heather Johns, her paralegal, has been very positive. I used this firm for my divorce, afterwards for my will, and recently again to litigate college expenses. Michelle is a highly competent and knowledgeable lawyer who will fight to get you the best possible outcome. She is also personable and cares about her clients. I also enjoyed working with Heather, she is very professional and was always pleasant in communications. I would definitely use this firm again in the future if I needed their services.
Read less
Posted by Gary | September 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Michelle is a great choice for a divorce attorney or any family law as far as that goes. She was extremely caring when dealing with custody, parental rights, and the children involved. However she was very aggressive in protecting my ultimate financial stability and retirement. Her refusal to settle on certain matters ultimately got me the best possible outcome for me in my divorce. If your expecting a difficult divorce process I would recommend you hire her. She's one of the best at what she does.
Read less
Posted by Jim | March 9, 2015
Sterling Review
I highly recommend Michelle Mosby-Scott. She handled my case with caring and utmost knowledge. I had never been in a courtroom before, and it was obvious to me that Ms. Mosby-Scott had.. She knew just how to respond to the judge. And she was Well prepared for the case. I would, and will, use her in the future.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2014
I recommend Michelle Mosby-Scott
Michelle and all of her support staff were wonderful to work with. They treated us courteously and professionally. They show compassion for the situation, were easy to talk to, quick to answer email questions and explain things to make sure you understand. If you are in need of a family lawyer, she'll be a great one to call.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cookie cutter cases preferred
Very little personal attention was given to my case, Michelle rarely showed up personally to court dates and little guidance was given. Cases are billed and documents are prepared in a fill-in-the-blank fashion. My case was not typical and I was billed and documents prepared as if they were a typical case including items that did not pertain to my situation and documents that were not included in court filings. My favorite was the generic summary of my case received two months after the fact asking for a favorable review and billing me for the preparation of the document. Two stars because at the least the case was resolved.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Take your business elsewhere
Be prepared to disburse all funds from your checkbook. Litigates until the money runs out. Unprepared for major litigation, lets her staff handle trial prep with lousy results.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely more interested in billing
Agree with the review from 2020. My case in 2018-19 was prolonged, passed around. She did nothing personally. Billed for everything but not even sure what was done and not even sure it was 100% accurate. Forget disputing it they threaten you right away if you try. Didn’t feel like there was a “team approach” just busy work to be able to send a bill accomplishing nothing that was discussed. Let the other party get by with everything, didn’t attempt to help me in any way.
Read less
Response from Michelle Mosby-Scott May 14, 2021
We are sorry that you were not happy with our representation, but we don't feel that this review is an accurate reflection of the services provided. Allison & Mosby-Scott is dedicated to excellence in legal representation and exceptional client service. We would be happy to discuss any concerns you had with your case. We are always available to discuss any concerns clients have with their case, including concerns over billing. We do, though, expect clients to pay for legal services rendered.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LOST HER CARING TO BE AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY- ONLY CARES ABOUT MAKING THE MOST MONEY
YOU NEED TO GET CURRENT REVIEWS BECAUSE SHE ONLY CARES ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY SHE CAN GET FROM YOU. SHE MAY HARDLY EVER SEE YOUR CASE. IT IS PASSED AROUND THE OFFICE TO ALL OF HER PEOPLE SO SHE CAN CHARGE MORE AND NOT BE BOTHERED WITH YOU. AND THEN DOES NOT EVEN GO TO COURT SENDS HER HUSBAND WHO IS NOT A FAMILY ATTORNEY AND DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE AND COULD CARE LESS -JUST GET RID OF THE SITUATION AT HAND AND THEN JUST GET RID OF THE CASE.
Read less
Response from Michelle Mosby-Scott January 8, 2021
We are sorry that you were not happy with our representation, but we don't feel that this review is an accurate reflection of the services provided. Allison & Mosby-Scott is dedicated to excellence in legal representation and exceptional client service. At Allison & Mosby-Scott we take a team approach to serving our clients and all of the attorneys at Allison & Mosby-Scott work with clients in the area of family law.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Allison & Mosby-Scott
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law of Office of Ronda Glenn
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Johnson, Bunce & Noble, PC
  • 1995 - 1997

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • McLean County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2000 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present
  • Robert Underwood Inn of Court
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Chair Section on Civil Procedure and Evidence Committee
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2001
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer of Illinois
  • National Advocates
  • 2019
  • Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers of Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
View all awards

Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association Bar News
  • Protecting Evidence of Self-Critical Analysis From Discovery in Illinois
  • 2000
  • Illinois State Bar Association Bar News
  • A Practical Guide to Illinois' New QILDRO Law
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Michelle
Child custody Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had multiple cases against Michelle and know here as a knowledgeable, caring and zealous advocate for her clients. She does phenomenal work in the are of family law - both with matrimonial law and child custody/ allocation matters. She is detail-oriented and thorough."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a strong advocate for her clients. She is an experienced litigator that aggressively represents her client's interests in court. She has a reputation for integrity and professionalism in the legal community as well. I endorse and highly recommend Michelle as a family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse MIchelle Mosby-Scott and recommend her highly. Michelle is always prepared, having done the work to effectively advocate on behalf of her client, whether in negotiations or in the courtroom. She is tenacious and yet very personable. She is respected by bench and bar."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle Mosby-Scott is a positively aggressive and highly competent attorney. Michelle maintains a strong courtroom presence, and practices with civility and integrity. Michelle is one of the best family law attorneys in the profession."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without exception, my impressions of Michelle's advocacy in family law are strongly positive. Her skill as an attorney is considerable and her professionalism exemplary."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Mosby-Scott is determined and dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients. She has an excellent knowledge of the law and believes in meticulous preparation of her cases."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelle is a hardworking, dedicated and thorough family law attorney. She aggressively represents her clients in divorces, custody disputes, and support actions. She provides her clients with the personal attention they need. She is an experienced litigator and has proven her ability in the courtroom on hundreds of cases. She also has a proven track record of negotiating favorable agreements for her clients."
View more endorsements
Contracts and agreements
General practice
General practice
Divorce and separation

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Bloomington Divorce and separation Lawyer Michelle Mosby-Scott
Michelle Mosby-Scott
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bloomington, IL
Licensed for 28 years