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Winter Daye Campanella

Family Attorney at Carterville, IL

3.8   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Campanella Law Firm, P.C.
P.O. Box 317
144 S Division
Carterville, IL, 62918-0317


3.8 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Tom | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The First and Right Choice
The Right Choice - I want to take some time to share how my experience with the team at Campanella Law firm was the best I could have ever asked for. There is definitely a stigma or a perception that many of us have when it comes to lawyers. This is most definitely NOT what I experienced with Winter Campanella. Communication was the best I have ever had when working with a lawyer. We met to go over what would be covered in court and answer any questions I might have. I was beyond nervous with a ton of anxiety. Winter calmed me down and was consistent in what she said we would do. The process with getting a court date was time consuming and yes she still was able to get dates as soon as she could. If anyone ever wants to reach out to me for a referral for Campanella Law Firm, I am happy to answer any question about my experience (I'll leave all the legal stuff to her). You will most definitely be in great hands with Winter and her team. She should be your first call.
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Posted by Angie | January 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Winter was our attorney for a family matter regarding our foster daughters. Winter was very professional and knowledgeable in all her dealings with us and in court. She worked with us as the case moved to adoption and finished up representing us as we adopted our girls.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and having winter as my attorney. She was very competent in her knowledge and was one of the only attorneys that actually listened to me and acknowledged my concerns. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal council. She is very professional and cares about her clients. My outcome was far better than i had ever hoped for. Thanks winter !
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Confident, Brilliant, and always prepared for a fight! No coward here!
We consulted with a few lawyers before hiring Winter Campanella. At the time, going through such a heart-wrenching and somewhat complicated custody case, we wanted a lawyer with confidence AND knowledge to fight for us. Mrs. Campanella blew our expectations out of the water and went above and beyond for us. Mrs. Campanella was always professional while also showing genuine concern and care for our case, and always completed work in a timely manner. Her confidence and knowledge is outstanding and while you might not have a the easiest "cut and dry" case, she has shown that she has a strong backbone and is not the type to back down should things become scary. As the saying goes "you get what you pay for", Mrs. Campanella is worth every penny! We have recommended Winter Campanella to anyone needing a great lawyer, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. By the end of our case, we walked away better than we could have thought possible. We know for sure should we need her again down the road she will be the first person we call.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2013
Professional and Caring
Winter takes the time to understand your situation. Then she determines the best course of action for your situation. Her advice was excellent and during a very emotional time, she was the constant who kept us (as a family) steady. Justice moves slow but she prepared us as to what to expect and timelines. The outcome was much better than we anticipated. I would highly recommend her because of her great insight and people skills.
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Posted by Megan Kircher | July 27, 2011
Super Integrity
I met with Ms. Campanella and even though she was unable to assist me, she showed tremendous compassion regarding my situation and was honest enough not to let me retain her knowing the circumstances. I really liked her and highly recommend her.
Posted by Rosa | March 18, 2011
awsome lawyer
Very knowledgeable about the law involving my situation. Outstanding communication with me in every step of my legal process. Always willing to schedule time to inform me of any details.
Posted by Anthony | November 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hit and run
My girlfriend and i met with winter on October 4,2018 about my Hit and run case. She told me that she had to confer with her partner in Carbondale IL as he knows more about these types of cases then she does. She would call me back within 2 weeks. This never happened. I called her back on October 25 and talk with Melissa Winter's Secretary for case status and found out that i had no case either do to Driver Negligence or a Willful act and that i would get a formal letter stating i have no case. I called again on November 1,2018 because i became suspicious cause i had no formal letter. Her Secretary Melissa told me Winter was out of town until Nov 13. I received a Formal letter today November 5 from her. she's out of town who signed this?? I would never go back! I trust don't her. Her partner's name in Carbondale il should also be on this letter. It took her a month to get me a letter. I think attorney's Ethics says i i should have had this within 2 weeks. I'm fully disabled. I'm still making complaints about this.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I had hired her to represent me in a divorce. I had a "gut" feeling from the beginning that she was not going to represent me well and unfortunately I was correct. She initially pointed out that she wasn't "afraid" of the opposing attorney. I wasn't even considering that but to me that meant she was "afraid" of the opposing attorney. After the first court appearance, I knew for certain she wasn't right for me. I called her office to discontinue her services. Within an hour, she called me on my work cell phone and lit into me like I was on the stand. She wanted me to tell her specifically why I wanted to discontinue with her. At that time I was dealing with the grief of the divorce plus the future of my kids, home and life savings. The last thing I needed was for her to grill me. That phone encounter really made it more obvious than ever that I should go with another attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2012
Short end of the deal
I went through a divorce. I felt like I had to do most of the work. She forgot about me a few times. She didn't fight for me and I felt like I wasn't worth her time.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 100-170 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Campanella Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Maurizio, Campanella & Sharpe
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Maurizio Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2012


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002


  • Carterville Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Carterville Family Lawyer Winter Daye Campanella
Winter Daye Campanella
Family Attorney
Carterville, IL
Licensed for 18 years