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About me

An experienced divorce and custody litigator who isn't afraid to take on the tough cases.  I'm also a divorced mother of two, so I can understand the stress that arises in divorce and custody cases. 


Practice areas

  1. Child Custody: 40%
  2. Divorce: 40%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Civil Rights: 10%



Hourly ($175-200/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Gosteli Law Firm

604 East Main Street
POB 1086
Salem, IL, 62881-6086


ILVoluntarily Inactive200605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduate Cum LaudeSt Mary of the Woods2002
Excellence in Paralegal StudiesSaint Mary of the Woods College1998
Top HonorsAmerican Institute of Paralegal Studies1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKristy Gosteli Attorney at Law2009 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Morris Lane Harvey2007 - 2009
AssociateHepler Broom2006 - 2006
ParalegalIllinois Death Penalty Trial Assistance2000 - 2006
Paralegal-Asset ForfeitureDepartment of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration1994 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Marriage of BradleyMy client won sole custody at trial and on appeal
Cummings v. Dr Lakshmanan & Dr JhaPlaintiff awarded over $200,000 in damages
In Re Marriage of DeprowChild Support recalculated
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Saint Mary's of the WoodsParalegal StudiesParalegal Studies2002
American Institute of Paralegal StudiesParalegal StudiesParalegal Certificate1994
Salem Community High SchoolGeneralDiploma1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Advocacy Workshop for Relative Caregivers of Minor ChildrenEstablishing a Court Advocacy Program2010
Illinois Death Penalty Trial Assistance UpdateFinding a Qualified Expert for Your Case2004