Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.

Joliet Criminal Defense Lawyer and Family Law Attorney.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Illinois and has no record of discipline from the Illinois bar association. *

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.

Joliet Criminal Defense Lawyer and Family Law Attorney.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Illinois and has no record of discipline from the Illinois bar association. *

Firm Overview

Your legal matter is important to you, and it should be important to your attorney too.
At the Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C., we are dedicated to each of the cases we take. Whether we are helping you fight a criminal charge, deal with a sensitive family law matter, make estate planning arrangements, or negotiate a real estate deal, we give your matter the personal attention it deserves. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators, but we are also skilled communicators. We make sure you understand every step of the legal process and are able to make informed decisions about your case.

Practice Areas:
- Divorce, Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Parenting Time, Child Support, Property & Asset Division, Spousal Support, Paternity, Marital Debt Division, Mediation, Post Divorce Modifications, Prenuptial Agreements, Criminal Defense, Felony Defense, Misdemeanor Defense, Drug Charges, Retail Theft, Robbery & Burglary, Sexual Offenses, Traffic Violations, Violent Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Domestic Violence, Weapons Charges, Expungement, DUI, Multiple DUI, Secretary of State Hearings, Driver's License Reinstatement, Illinois Restricted Driving Permits, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Wills & Trusts, Civil Litigation

Main Office

Main Office
58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 606
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone

(815) 666-1285

Other Offices
  • Plainfield Office

    15300 S. Route 59
    Suite 104
    Plainfield, IL 60544

Criminal Defense

Will County criminal defense lawyers at theLaw Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.we represent clients from our offices in Joliet and Plainfield, Illinois. Reach our main office at(815) 666-1285 and Plainfield at(815) 733-5350.

Our criminal law attorneys offer experience in all types of criminal charges, such as DUI, theft, sexual assault, murder, drug charges and traffic violations. We also provide representation for misdemeanor and felony cases in Will County, Illinois. Our lawyers understand that certain crimes can have a huge impact on your life and reputation. Through communication, case updates, and strong knowledge of criminal defense practices, we know we can defense your rights successfully. The Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C. with offices in Joliet and Plainfield serves clients in Will County and surrounding Illinois communities, including Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood, Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Lockport, Romeoville, Oswego, Yorkville, Montgomery, North Aurora, Minooka, Channahon, Elwood, Lakewood Shores, Steger, University Park, Godley, Central City, Wilmington, Coal City, Carbon Hill, Gardner, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Grundy County, Kendall County, and Kankakee County.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Aggressive litigators who will fight for your rights in Will County, Grundy County and Kendall County

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Cosmo Tedone

Cosmo J. Tedone was born on December 13, 1966 in Manchester, Connecticut. Prior to forming the law firm, Tedone & Morton, P.C., he was the senior associate with Chuck Bretz and Associates, P.C. for eight years along with experience as an Assistant Will County Public Defender and private practice in the area of insurance defense and general civil litigation. He was involved with several appeals that resulted in three murder convictions being overturned in 2011.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Tedone's current practice emphasizes in criminal defense (DUI, Suspended Driver Licenses, Drugs, Domestic Battery, Homicide and Appeals), personal injury, and Secretary of State Hearings, representing a wide variety of clientele. He represents clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Cosmo has many years of experience as a litigator trying over fifty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and motions.

Mr. Tedone graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (B.A. 1990) and Thomas Cooley School of Law (J.D. 1999-Cum Laude). He received several awards and accomplishments while in law school including a Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law, finalist in the school's moot court competition and member of law review.

He is admitted and qualified to practice in the States of Connecticut and Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Mr. Tedone is a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and former member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers.

Bar Admissions:
Connecticut
Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. (Cum Laude)
Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester, New York
B.A. - 1990

Honors and Awards:
Elite Lawyer, 2020 - Present
Best of the Best, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney, 2019
American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019 Litigator of The Year, 2019
Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015-2017
Superior DUI Attorney, National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), 2012-2016
Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law
Avvo, Top Attorney
Avvo, Clients' Choice, 2015
Thomas M. Cooley Moot Court Competition, Finalist
Law Review, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers, Former Member

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Cosmo Tedone

Cosmo J. Tedone was born on December 13, 1966 in Manchester, Connecticut. Prior to forming the law firm, Tedone & Morton, P.C., he was the senior associate with Chuck Bretz and Associates, P.C. for eight years along with experience as an Assistant Will County Public Defender and private practice in the area of insurance defense and general civil litigation. He was involved with several appeals that resulted in three murder convictions being overturned in 2011.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Tedone's current practice emphasizes in criminal defense (DUI, Suspended Driver Licenses, Drugs, Domestic Battery, Homicide and Appeals), personal injury, and Secretary of State Hearings, representing a wide variety of clientele. He represents clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Cosmo has many years of experience as a litigator trying over fifty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and motions.

Mr. Tedone graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (B.A. 1990) and Thomas Cooley School of Law (J.D. 1999-Cum Laude). He received several awards and accomplishments while in law school including a Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law, finalist in the school's moot court competition and member of law review.

He is admitted and qualified to practice in the States of Connecticut and Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Mr. Tedone is a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and former member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers.

Bar Admissions:
Connecticut
Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. (Cum Laude)
Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester, New York
B.A. - 1990

Honors and Awards:
Elite Lawyer, 2020 - Present
Best of the Best, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney, 2019
American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019 Litigator of The Year, 2019
Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015-2017
Superior DUI Attorney, National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), 2012-2016
Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law
Avvo, Top Attorney
Avvo, Clients' Choice, 2015
Thomas M. Cooley Moot Court Competition, Finalist
Law Review, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers, Former Member

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Barbara Morton

Barbara Morton graduated from University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Ms. Morton has over 16 years of experience as a litigator trying over 30 jury trials along with over a hundred arbitration hearings, bench trials and contested motions.

Before starting her firm, Ms. Morton was an Associate with firms that practiced Insurance defense, Workers Compensation, Family Law, Real Estate, Wills/Trust and General Practice.

She is admitted and qualified to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar.

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, 2015-2019

Education

Regis University
M.B.A.,

University of Colorado
B.A.,

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
J.D.,

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Barbara Morton

Barbara Morton graduated from University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Ms. Morton has over 16 years of experience as a litigator trying over 30 jury trials along with over a hundred arbitration hearings, bench trials and contested motions.

Before starting her firm, Ms. Morton was an Associate with firms that practiced Insurance defense, Workers Compensation, Family Law, Real Estate, Wills/Trust and General Practice.

She is admitted and qualified to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar.

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, 2015-2019

Education

Regis University M.B.A.,


University of Colorado B.A.,


Thomas M. Cooley Law School J.D.,


Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Anthony Tomkiewicz

Anthony began his Legal Career in 1997, While still in law school, assisting with the defense of clients in the Chicago- Kent Criminal Defense Clinic. From there, he interned as a Rule 711 Clerk with the City of Chicago Law Department, Municipal Prosecutions Division, where he prosecuted administrative hearings for violations of the Chicago Municipal Code, prosecuted cases under the City Employee Scofflaw Wage Garnishment Program, and assisted with Prosecutions and Appeals before the Local Liquor Control Commission and Appeals Commission.
In July of 1999, just 2 months after graduating Law School and just 1 week after passing the Bar Exam and being sworn in as a licensed attorney, Anthony was hired by the Livingston County State's Attorney's Office, to manage its Criminal Misdemeanor, Traffic and DUI calls. 1 week after being hired, Anthony 1st chaired his first Felony Jury Trial, for Aggravated DUI, which he won. Most of Anthony's peers would not 1st chair, or even assist as a 2nd chair or even 3rd chair in any Jury Trial, Bench Trial or hearing of any kind, including traffic, misdemeanor or even juvenile, and most would not even set foot in a felony courtroom, until several years into their careers. From there, over the next 2 years, Anthony was able to turn around a once losing trial percentage for the County into a high winning percentage. Anthony next took his winning trial experience to the McLean County State's Attorney's Office where he continued to 1st chair and win trials in that Office's Felony Division.

In the Summer of 2002 and ever since Anthony left prosecution and began representing private individuals and organizations mostly in criminal defense and personal injury. He has continued his high win percentage and has been known to take a high percentage of cases to trial, particularly in criminal and traffic cases where he has taken to Jury a wide range of cases, from simple speeding and petty offenses to class X felonies like First Degree Murder. Anthony has been described as having an out-of-the-box type of analysis of cases, seeing angles and defenses when his colleagues and other attorneys and even judges first thought cases were unwinnable. Jurors and clients have commented that Anthony has a very likable and social style that wins them over, where he simplifies things to the level of a casual conversation, yet fiercely drives home important points in a common sense-like fashion. Anthony's style has been used to secure civil judgments and awards as high as $1.3 million, and criminal Not Guilty verdicts and Dismissals in cases that others thought could not be won.

Practice Areas

- Criminal Defense
- DUI
- Traffic Law
- Driver's License Reinstatement
- Civil Rights
- Asset Forfeiture
- Family Law
- Business Law
- Employment Discrimination/Sexual Harassment
- Personal Injury

Bar Admission

- Illinois, 1999
- United States District Court, Northern District Illinois, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Livingston County Bar, 1999
- McLean County Bar; 2001
- Will County Bar, 2006
- DuPage County Bar 2006
- Kendall County Bar 2006
- Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2013

Honors and Awards

- AVVO Featured Attorney, Criminal Defense, 2015
- AVVO Client's Choice, Criminal Defense, 2015
- Three Best Rated, Joliet IL, DWI & DUI Lawyers; 2019

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
B.A., 1996

Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., 1999

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Anthony Tomkiewicz

Anthony began his Legal Career in 1997, While still in law school, assisting with the defense of clients in the Chicago- Kent Criminal Defense Clinic. From there, he interned as a Rule 711 Clerk with the City of Chicago Law Department, Municipal Prosecutions Division, where he prosecuted administrative hearings for violations of the Chicago Municipal Code, prosecuted cases under the City Employee Scofflaw Wage Garnishment Program, and assisted with Prosecutions and Appeals before the Local Liquor Control Commission and Appeals Commission.
In July of 1999, just 2 months after graduating Law School and just 1 week after passing the Bar Exam and being sworn in as a licensed attorney, Anthony was hired by the Livingston County State's Attorney's Office, to manage its Criminal Misdemeanor, Traffic and DUI calls. 1 week after being hired, Anthony 1st chaired his first Felony Jury Trial, for Aggravated DUI, which he won. Most of Anthony's peers would not 1st chair, or even assist as a 2nd chair or even 3rd chair in any Jury Trial, Bench Trial or hearing of any kind, including traffic, misdemeanor or even juvenile, and most would not even set foot in a felony courtroom, until several years into their careers. From there, over the next 2 years, Anthony was able to turn around a once losing trial percentage for the County into a high winning percentage. Anthony next took his winning trial experience to the McLean County State's Attorney's Office where he continued to 1st chair and win trials in that Office's Felony Division.

In the Summer of 2002 and ever since Anthony left prosecution and began representing private individuals and organizations mostly in criminal defense and personal injury. He has continued his high win percentage and has been known to take a high percentage of cases to trial, particularly in criminal and traffic cases where he has taken to Jury a wide range of cases, from simple speeding and petty offenses to class X felonies like First Degree Murder. Anthony has been described as having an out-of-the-box type of analysis of cases, seeing angles and defenses when his colleagues and other attorneys and even judges first thought cases were unwinnable. Jurors and clients have commented that Anthony has a very likable and social style that wins them over, where he simplifies things to the level of a casual conversation, yet fiercely drives home important points in a common sense-like fashion. Anthony's style has been used to secure civil judgments and awards as high as $1.3 million, and criminal Not Guilty verdicts and Dismissals in cases that others thought could not be won.

Practice Areas

- Criminal Defense
- DUI
- Traffic Law
- Driver's License Reinstatement
- Civil Rights
- Asset Forfeiture
- Family Law
- Business Law
- Employment Discrimination/Sexual Harassment
- Personal Injury

Bar Admission

- Illinois, 1999
- United States District Court, Northern District Illinois, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Livingston County Bar, 1999
- McLean County Bar; 2001
- Will County Bar, 2006
- DuPage County Bar 2006
- Kendall County Bar 2006
- Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2013

Honors and Awards

- AVVO Featured Attorney, Criminal Defense, 2015
- AVVO Client's Choice, Criminal Defense, 2015
- Three Best Rated, Joliet IL, DWI & DUI Lawyers; 2019

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL B.A., 1996


Chicago-Kent College of Law J.D., 1999


Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Mackenzie E. Szymanek

I am originally from Sylvania, Ohio. I attended Miami University for undergrad and received a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology. In 2019, I received my J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. While in law school, I was a member and president of the Family and Juvenile Law Society and also participated in the school's Civil Advocacy Clinic.

After passing the Bar exam, I worked for Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC in Elmhurst, Illinois, where I handled a variety of divorce and custody cases in Cook and DuPage County.

Before moving to Illinois, my family and I were a foster family for Assistance Dogs of America, an organization that trains dogs for individuals with physical handicaps, which provided me with a steady stream of dogs to train and love over the years. I now live in Naperville with my fiance.

- Practice Areas
- Family Law

Bar Admission
- Illinois, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois State Bar Association
- DuPage County Bar Association

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Mackenzie E. Szymanek

I am originally from Sylvania, Ohio. I attended Miami University for undergrad and received a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology. In 2019, I received my J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. While in law school, I was a member and president of the Family and Juvenile Law Society and also participated in the school's Civil Advocacy Clinic.

After passing the Bar exam, I worked for Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC in Elmhurst, Illinois, where I handled a variety of divorce and custody cases in Cook and DuPage County.

Before moving to Illinois, my family and I were a foster family for Assistance Dogs of America, an organization that trains dogs for individuals with physical handicaps, which provided me with a steady stream of dogs to train and love over the years. I now live in Naperville with my fiance.

- Practice Areas
- Family Law

Bar Admission
- Illinois, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois State Bar Association
- DuPage County Bar Association

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Andrew Ben Boyer

Andy works with clients to develop a cost-effective strategy that best meets their needs. If a dispute can be resolved by settlement negotiations, he helps clients obtain a successful settlement. However, if litigation is the only remaining alternative, then he will aggressively fight to promote your rights in court.

A resident of Will County for more than 30 years. After graduation from law school in 1985, Andy served for a year as law clerk to Illinois Appellate Justice, James D. Heiple. He then worked with a prominent Joliet law firm for 18 months until starting his own law practice in 1990. Prior to being recruited by the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. Andy has been practicing law in Will County for more than 30 years

Practice Areas:
Divorce
Family Law
Paternity
Custody
Adoption
Contested Adoption Litigation
Business Litigation
Probate/Estate Litigation
Contracts
Zoning
Commercial/ Residential Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1986

Education:
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL., M.A. Political Science, Constitutional Law, 1982
Cornell College, Mt., Vernon, Iowa, B.S.S., 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards:
2018 Top 10 Family Law Attorney
2018 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Andrew Ben Boyer

Andy works with clients to develop a cost-effective strategy that best meets their needs. If a dispute can be resolved by settlement negotiations, he helps clients obtain a successful settlement. However, if litigation is the only remaining alternative, then he will aggressively fight to promote your rights in court.

A resident of Will County for more than 30 years. After graduation from law school in 1985, Andy served for a year as law clerk to Illinois Appellate Justice, James D. Heiple. He then worked with a prominent Joliet law firm for 18 months until starting his own law practice in 1990. Prior to being recruited by the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. Andy has been practicing law in Will County for more than 30 years

Practice Areas:
Divorce
Family Law
Paternity
Custody
Adoption
Contested Adoption Litigation
Business Litigation
Probate/Estate Litigation
Contracts
Zoning
Commercial/ Residential Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1986

Education:
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL., M.A. Political Science, Constitutional Law, 1982
Cornell College, Mt., Vernon, Iowa, B.S.S., 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards:
2018 Top 10 Family Law Attorney
2018 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated

Firm Overview

Your legal matter is important to you, and it should be important to your attorney too.
At the Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C., we are dedicated to each of the cases we take. Whether we are helping you fight a criminal charge, deal with a sensitive family law matter, make estate planning arrangements, or negotiate a real estate deal, we give your matter the personal attention it deserves. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators, but we are also skilled communicators. We make sure you understand every step of the legal process and are able to make informed decisions about your case.

Practice Areas:
- Divorce, Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Parenting Time, Child Support, Property & Asset Division, Spousal Support, Paternity, Marital Debt Division, Mediation, Post Divorce Modifications, Prenuptial Agreements, Criminal Defense, Felony Defense, Misdemeanor Defense, Drug Charges, Retail Theft, Robbery & Burglary, Sexual Offenses, Traffic Violations, Violent Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Domestic Violence, Weapons Charges, Expungement, DUI, Multiple DUI, Secretary of State Hearings, Driver's License Reinstatement, Illinois Restricted Driving Permits, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Wills & Trusts, Civil Litigation

Main Office

Main Office
58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 606
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone

(815) 666-1285

Other Offices
  • Plainfield Office

    15300 S. Route 59
    Suite 104
    Plainfield, IL 60544

Criminal Defense

Will County criminal defense lawyers at theLaw Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.we represent clients from our offices in Joliet and Plainfield, Illinois. Reach our main office at(815) 666-1285 and Plainfield at(815) 733-5350.

Our criminal law attorneys offer experience in all types of criminal charges, such as DUI, theft, sexual assault, murder, drug charges and traffic violations. We also provide representation for misdemeanor and felony cases in Will County, Illinois. Our lawyers understand that certain crimes can have a huge impact on your life and reputation. Through communication, case updates, and strong knowledge of criminal defense practices, we know we can defense your rights successfully. The Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C. with offices in Joliet and Plainfield serves clients in Will County and surrounding Illinois communities, including Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood, Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Lockport, Romeoville, Oswego, Yorkville, Montgomery, North Aurora, Minooka, Channahon, Elwood, Lakewood Shores, Steger, University Park, Godley, Central City, Wilmington, Coal City, Carbon Hill, Gardner, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Grundy County, Kendall County, and Kankakee County.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Aggressive litigators who will fight for your rights in Will County, Grundy County and Kendall County

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Cosmo Tedone

Cosmo J. Tedone was born on December 13, 1966 in Manchester, Connecticut. Prior to forming the law firm, Tedone & Morton, P.C., he was the senior associate with Chuck Bretz and Associates, P.C. for eight years along with experience as an Assistant Will County Public Defender and private practice in the area of insurance defense and general civil litigation. He was involved with several appeals that resulted in three murder convictions being overturned in 2011.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Tedone's current practice emphasizes in criminal defense (DUI, Suspended Driver Licenses, Drugs, Domestic Battery, Homicide and Appeals), personal injury, and Secretary of State Hearings, representing a wide variety of clientele. He represents clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Cosmo has many years of experience as a litigator trying over fifty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and motions.

Mr. Tedone graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (B.A. 1990) and Thomas Cooley School of Law (J.D. 1999-Cum Laude). He received several awards and accomplishments while in law school including a Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law, finalist in the school's moot court competition and member of law review.

He is admitted and qualified to practice in the States of Connecticut and Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Mr. Tedone is a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and former member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers.

Bar Admissions:
Connecticut
Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. (Cum Laude)
Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester, New York
B.A. - 1990

Honors and Awards:
Elite Lawyer, 2020 - Present
Best of the Best, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney, 2019
American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019 Litigator of The Year, 2019
Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015-2017
Superior DUI Attorney, National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), 2012-2016
Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law
Avvo, Top Attorney
Avvo, Clients' Choice, 2015
Thomas M. Cooley Moot Court Competition, Finalist
Law Review, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers, Former Member

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Cosmo Tedone

Cosmo J. Tedone was born on December 13, 1966 in Manchester, Connecticut. Prior to forming the law firm, Tedone & Morton, P.C., he was the senior associate with Chuck Bretz and Associates, P.C. for eight years along with experience as an Assistant Will County Public Defender and private practice in the area of insurance defense and general civil litigation. He was involved with several appeals that resulted in three murder convictions being overturned in 2011.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Tedone's current practice emphasizes in criminal defense (DUI, Suspended Driver Licenses, Drugs, Domestic Battery, Homicide and Appeals), personal injury, and Secretary of State Hearings, representing a wide variety of clientele. He represents clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Cosmo has many years of experience as a litigator trying over fifty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and motions.

Mr. Tedone graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (B.A. 1990) and Thomas Cooley School of Law (J.D. 1999-Cum Laude). He received several awards and accomplishments while in law school including a Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law, finalist in the school's moot court competition and member of law review.

He is admitted and qualified to practice in the States of Connecticut and Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Mr. Tedone is a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and former member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers.

Bar Admissions:
Connecticut
Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. (Cum Laude)
Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester, New York
B.A. - 1990

Honors and Awards:
Elite Lawyer, 2020 - Present
Best of the Best, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney, 2019
American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019 Litigator of The Year, 2019
Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015-2017
Superior DUI Attorney, National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), 2012-2016
Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law
Avvo, Top Attorney
Avvo, Clients' Choice, 2015
Thomas M. Cooley Moot Court Competition, Finalist
Law Review, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers, Former Member

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Barbara Morton

Barbara Morton graduated from University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Ms. Morton has over 16 years of experience as a litigator trying over 30 jury trials along with over a hundred arbitration hearings, bench trials and contested motions.

Before starting her firm, Ms. Morton was an Associate with firms that practiced Insurance defense, Workers Compensation, Family Law, Real Estate, Wills/Trust and General Practice.

She is admitted and qualified to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar.

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, 2015-2019

Education

Regis University
M.B.A.,

University of Colorado
B.A.,

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
J.D.,

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Barbara Morton

Barbara Morton graduated from University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Ms. Morton has over 16 years of experience as a litigator trying over 30 jury trials along with over a hundred arbitration hearings, bench trials and contested motions.

Before starting her firm, Ms. Morton was an Associate with firms that practiced Insurance defense, Workers Compensation, Family Law, Real Estate, Wills/Trust and General Practice.

She is admitted and qualified to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar.

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards
American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, 2015-2019

Education

Regis University M.B.A.,


University of Colorado B.A.,


Thomas M. Cooley Law School J.D.,


Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Anthony Tomkiewicz

Anthony began his Legal Career in 1997, While still in law school, assisting with the defense of clients in the Chicago- Kent Criminal Defense Clinic. From there, he interned as a Rule 711 Clerk with the City of Chicago Law Department, Municipal Prosecutions Division, where he prosecuted administrative hearings for violations of the Chicago Municipal Code, prosecuted cases under the City Employee Scofflaw Wage Garnishment Program, and assisted with Prosecutions and Appeals before the Local Liquor Control Commission and Appeals Commission.
In July of 1999, just 2 months after graduating Law School and just 1 week after passing the Bar Exam and being sworn in as a licensed attorney, Anthony was hired by the Livingston County State's Attorney's Office, to manage its Criminal Misdemeanor, Traffic and DUI calls. 1 week after being hired, Anthony 1st chaired his first Felony Jury Trial, for Aggravated DUI, which he won. Most of Anthony's peers would not 1st chair, or even assist as a 2nd chair or even 3rd chair in any Jury Trial, Bench Trial or hearing of any kind, including traffic, misdemeanor or even juvenile, and most would not even set foot in a felony courtroom, until several years into their careers. From there, over the next 2 years, Anthony was able to turn around a once losing trial percentage for the County into a high winning percentage. Anthony next took his winning trial experience to the McLean County State's Attorney's Office where he continued to 1st chair and win trials in that Office's Felony Division.

In the Summer of 2002 and ever since Anthony left prosecution and began representing private individuals and organizations mostly in criminal defense and personal injury. He has continued his high win percentage and has been known to take a high percentage of cases to trial, particularly in criminal and traffic cases where he has taken to Jury a wide range of cases, from simple speeding and petty offenses to class X felonies like First Degree Murder. Anthony has been described as having an out-of-the-box type of analysis of cases, seeing angles and defenses when his colleagues and other attorneys and even judges first thought cases were unwinnable. Jurors and clients have commented that Anthony has a very likable and social style that wins them over, where he simplifies things to the level of a casual conversation, yet fiercely drives home important points in a common sense-like fashion. Anthony's style has been used to secure civil judgments and awards as high as $1.3 million, and criminal Not Guilty verdicts and Dismissals in cases that others thought could not be won.

Practice Areas

- Criminal Defense
- DUI
- Traffic Law
- Driver's License Reinstatement
- Civil Rights
- Asset Forfeiture
- Family Law
- Business Law
- Employment Discrimination/Sexual Harassment
- Personal Injury

Bar Admission

- Illinois, 1999
- United States District Court, Northern District Illinois, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Livingston County Bar, 1999
- McLean County Bar; 2001
- Will County Bar, 2006
- DuPage County Bar 2006
- Kendall County Bar 2006
- Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2013

Honors and Awards

- AVVO Featured Attorney, Criminal Defense, 2015
- AVVO Client's Choice, Criminal Defense, 2015
- Three Best Rated, Joliet IL, DWI & DUI Lawyers; 2019

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
B.A., 1996

Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., 1999

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Anthony Tomkiewicz

Anthony began his Legal Career in 1997, While still in law school, assisting with the defense of clients in the Chicago- Kent Criminal Defense Clinic. From there, he interned as a Rule 711 Clerk with the City of Chicago Law Department, Municipal Prosecutions Division, where he prosecuted administrative hearings for violations of the Chicago Municipal Code, prosecuted cases under the City Employee Scofflaw Wage Garnishment Program, and assisted with Prosecutions and Appeals before the Local Liquor Control Commission and Appeals Commission.
In July of 1999, just 2 months after graduating Law School and just 1 week after passing the Bar Exam and being sworn in as a licensed attorney, Anthony was hired by the Livingston County State's Attorney's Office, to manage its Criminal Misdemeanor, Traffic and DUI calls. 1 week after being hired, Anthony 1st chaired his first Felony Jury Trial, for Aggravated DUI, which he won. Most of Anthony's peers would not 1st chair, or even assist as a 2nd chair or even 3rd chair in any Jury Trial, Bench Trial or hearing of any kind, including traffic, misdemeanor or even juvenile, and most would not even set foot in a felony courtroom, until several years into their careers. From there, over the next 2 years, Anthony was able to turn around a once losing trial percentage for the County into a high winning percentage. Anthony next took his winning trial experience to the McLean County State's Attorney's Office where he continued to 1st chair and win trials in that Office's Felony Division.

In the Summer of 2002 and ever since Anthony left prosecution and began representing private individuals and organizations mostly in criminal defense and personal injury. He has continued his high win percentage and has been known to take a high percentage of cases to trial, particularly in criminal and traffic cases where he has taken to Jury a wide range of cases, from simple speeding and petty offenses to class X felonies like First Degree Murder. Anthony has been described as having an out-of-the-box type of analysis of cases, seeing angles and defenses when his colleagues and other attorneys and even judges first thought cases were unwinnable. Jurors and clients have commented that Anthony has a very likable and social style that wins them over, where he simplifies things to the level of a casual conversation, yet fiercely drives home important points in a common sense-like fashion. Anthony's style has been used to secure civil judgments and awards as high as $1.3 million, and criminal Not Guilty verdicts and Dismissals in cases that others thought could not be won.

Practice Areas

- Criminal Defense
- DUI
- Traffic Law
- Driver's License Reinstatement
- Civil Rights
- Asset Forfeiture
- Family Law
- Business Law
- Employment Discrimination/Sexual Harassment
- Personal Injury

Bar Admission

- Illinois, 1999
- United States District Court, Northern District Illinois, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Livingston County Bar, 1999
- McLean County Bar; 2001
- Will County Bar, 2006
- DuPage County Bar 2006
- Kendall County Bar 2006
- Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2013

Honors and Awards

- AVVO Featured Attorney, Criminal Defense, 2015
- AVVO Client's Choice, Criminal Defense, 2015
- Three Best Rated, Joliet IL, DWI & DUI Lawyers; 2019

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL B.A., 1996


Chicago-Kent College of Law J.D., 1999


Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Mackenzie E. Szymanek

I am originally from Sylvania, Ohio. I attended Miami University for undergrad and received a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology. In 2019, I received my J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. While in law school, I was a member and president of the Family and Juvenile Law Society and also participated in the school's Civil Advocacy Clinic.

After passing the Bar exam, I worked for Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC in Elmhurst, Illinois, where I handled a variety of divorce and custody cases in Cook and DuPage County.

Before moving to Illinois, my family and I were a foster family for Assistance Dogs of America, an organization that trains dogs for individuals with physical handicaps, which provided me with a steady stream of dogs to train and love over the years. I now live in Naperville with my fiance.

- Practice Areas
- Family Law

Bar Admission
- Illinois, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois State Bar Association
- DuPage County Bar Association

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Mackenzie E. Szymanek

I am originally from Sylvania, Ohio. I attended Miami University for undergrad and received a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology. In 2019, I received my J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. While in law school, I was a member and president of the Family and Juvenile Law Society and also participated in the school's Civil Advocacy Clinic.

After passing the Bar exam, I worked for Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC in Elmhurst, Illinois, where I handled a variety of divorce and custody cases in Cook and DuPage County.

Before moving to Illinois, my family and I were a foster family for Assistance Dogs of America, an organization that trains dogs for individuals with physical handicaps, which provided me with a steady stream of dogs to train and love over the years. I now live in Naperville with my fiance.

- Practice Areas
- Family Law

Bar Admission
- Illinois, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois State Bar Association
- DuPage County Bar Association

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Andrew Ben Boyer

Andy works with clients to develop a cost-effective strategy that best meets their needs. If a dispute can be resolved by settlement negotiations, he helps clients obtain a successful settlement. However, if litigation is the only remaining alternative, then he will aggressively fight to promote your rights in court.

A resident of Will County for more than 30 years. After graduation from law school in 1985, Andy served for a year as law clerk to Illinois Appellate Justice, James D. Heiple. He then worked with a prominent Joliet law firm for 18 months until starting his own law practice in 1990. Prior to being recruited by the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. Andy has been practicing law in Will County for more than 30 years

Practice Areas:
Divorce
Family Law
Paternity
Custody
Adoption
Contested Adoption Litigation
Business Litigation
Probate/Estate Litigation
Contracts
Zoning
Commercial/ Residential Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1986

Education:
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL., M.A. Political Science, Constitutional Law, 1982
Cornell College, Mt., Vernon, Iowa, B.S.S., 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards:
2018 Top 10 Family Law Attorney
2018 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated

Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Andrew Ben Boyer

Andy works with clients to develop a cost-effective strategy that best meets their needs. If a dispute can be resolved by settlement negotiations, he helps clients obtain a successful settlement. However, if litigation is the only remaining alternative, then he will aggressively fight to promote your rights in court.

A resident of Will County for more than 30 years. After graduation from law school in 1985, Andy served for a year as law clerk to Illinois Appellate Justice, James D. Heiple. He then worked with a prominent Joliet law firm for 18 months until starting his own law practice in 1990. Prior to being recruited by the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. Andy has been practicing law in Will County for more than 30 years

Practice Areas:
Divorce
Family Law
Paternity
Custody
Adoption
Contested Adoption Litigation
Business Litigation
Probate/Estate Litigation
Contracts
Zoning
Commercial/ Residential Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1986

Education:
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL., M.A. Political Science, Constitutional Law, 1982
Cornell College, Mt., Vernon, Iowa, B.S.S., 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards:
2018 Top 10 Family Law Attorney
2018 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Illinois and has no record of discipline from the Illinois bar association. *

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