The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

DuPage County Divorce, Child Support, Custody, and Property Division Attorneys Serving Clients in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville and Throughout Illinois.

Firm Overview

Choosing a law firm to handle your family law matter is a very important decision. The knowledge and experience of your attorney is an important factor in the outcome of your case. At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., in Wheaton, we have provided high-quality family law counsel and representation for over 40 years in Northern Illinois. Collectively, our attorneys possess more than 110 years of combined legal experience.

For over 40 years, attorney William J. Stogsdill has practiced law with distinction in Illinois. He is deeply committed to every case he takes, and fosters the same work ethic in every attorney at his firm. No matter how simple or complex a case may be, we dedicate ourselves to delivering the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our firm works with all types of clients, including high-asset clients, professionals, and those of modest or moderate incomes. Our attorneys are available at a variety of rates, and we will work with you to meet your budget. For every family law matter, we strive to find solutions that are effective and efficient. If we are not able to settle your case through mediation or negotiation, our experienced trial lawyers will litigate on your behalf.

When the stakes are high, having an aggressive attorney in your corner can make all the difference. Our firm is known for representing our clients' rights and interests both at the negotiating table, and before a judge through litigation. When resolving a case is not possible, we believe in forcefully advocating for our clients in court. Our strong reputation as litigators often helps us to settle challenging cases in our clients' favor. In fact, many of our referrals have come from opposing parties who have witnessed our effective advocacy from the other side.

Main Office

Main Office
1776 S. Naperville Road - Building B, Suite 202
Wheaton IL 60189

Phone

(630) 462-9500

Family

DuPage County Divorce, Child Support, Custody, and Property Division Attorneys Serving Clients in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville and Throughout Illinois.

Choosing a law firm to handle your family law matter is a very important decision. The knowledge and experience of your attorney is an important factor in the outcome of your case. At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., in Wheaton, we have provided high-quality family law counsel and representation for over 40 years in Northern Illinois. Collectively, our attorneys possess more than 110 years of combined legal experience.

Divorce

William J. Stogsdill, Jr.

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

William J. Stogsdill joined The Stogsdill Law Firm, P. C. in April of 2012. Since joining the firm, Will has primarily focused on practice in the area of family law. Will has worked on complex financial estates, custody disputes, negotiating property and custody settlements, and orders of protection. In 2011, Will was published in the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Handbook as a Co-Author with William J. Stogsdill, of the chapter entitled, "Division of Retirement Benefits in Dissolution Proceedings."

Prior to joining The Stogsdill Law Firm, P. C., Will worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau of DuPage County from 2009-2012. He prosecuted over 100 trials and achieved a 91% conviction rate in jury trials. While working as an Assistant State's Attorney, Will sat for the Florida Bar Exam. In 2011, Will was sworn into the Florida Bar. Will is a board member of the Ambassadors for Vision, a charity board whose mission includes raising funds for the Illinois Eye Bank, an organization dedicated to the restoration of sight.

Will earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in 2009. While at John Marshall, Will was a member of the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board, Moot Court Honors Council, and participated in trial advocacy competitions. In 2008, Will was the team captain of the team that represented John Marshall in the National Trial Advocacy Competition. Will is also a trained Guardian ad Litem.

Education

Clemson University
B.S., 2005

John Marshall Law School
J.D., 2009

William J. Stogsdill, Sr.

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

William J. Stogsdill is the founder and managing member of The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C, a ten-attorney firm, concentrating in domestic relations law, located in Wheaton, Illinois. William earned his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in 1974 and was admitted to the Bar on October 1, 1974. William was also licensed to practice in the Northern District Federal Court since 1974 and licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court in 1980.

Before establishing The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C, in 1984, William worked as an Assistant State's Attorney, in DuPage County, Illinois, from June, 1973, to November, 1976. He then became a partner of Kowalczyk & Stogsdill, Ltd. from December 1976, to May 1984, and was an Appointed Special Assistant State's Attorney, in DuPage County, Illinois, April 21, 1989. William J. Stogsdill established his firm to meet the needs of all persons involved in family law issues. The firm consists of experienced attorneys who are able to provide family law solutions from complex to even simple cases while providing the services at varying rates in order to accommodate families with varying financial resources. William's vast experience in litigation, his legal knowledge and his constant preparedness for litigation provides the opposing party with strong impetus to avoid contested court proceedings and the client with a strong likelihood of settlement, without the expensive litigation.

Education

John Marshall Law School
J.D., 1974

Bryan S. Estes, Partner

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Mr. Estes has successfully tried several custody cases in parentage and dissolution proceedings that ultimately resulted in the award of sole custody of minors to the parent which Mr. Estes represented.

Mr. Estes ensures that his client's positions and claims are persuasively presented to the court when efforts to amicably resolve the parties' differences have failed.

Education

Southern Illinois University School of Law
J.D., 1987

Anthony Sammarco, Partner

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Mr. Sammarcos experience ranges from simple divorce matters to the most complex cases involving the classification and distribution of property, the amount, duration and reviewability of maintenance, the calculation of income for purposes of support, reimbursement from the marital to the non-marital estate and vice versa, adoptions contested on the basis of unfitness, proceedings under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act for the award, extension, modification and/or vacatur of Orders of Protection as well as appellate proceedings in the Appellate Court of Illinois both First and Second Districts, post-judgment proceedings for modification, enforcement, reconsideration and/or vacatur of final judgments and the drafting and enforcement of pre-nuptial agreements.

Education

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D., 1982

Robert Dale Boyd, Partner

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Thirty-five years of being an effective litigator and dogged proponent of his client's interests has given Mr. Boyd a decided edge in effective settlement negotiations. Trial skills are often a deterrent to trials. To date, Mr. Boyd has negotiated settlements in cases involving everything from multi-million dollar estates to more nominal cases. Through the use of business experts and forensic accounting investigators, he has been effective in finding assets buried within layer upon layer of business structuring. Millions have been added to estates resulting in larger awards for his client.

Education

John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
J.D., 1975

Brett T. Williamson, Attorney

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Mr. Williamson has worked exclusively in the field of matrimonial law. He is dedicated to providing his clients, no matter the issue, with the experience and knowledge necessary to bring their case to a positive resolution. He has also successfully negotiated settlements and/or litigated issues involving complex financial matters, custody, support and division of property. Mr. Williamson has negotiated custody/financial settlements as they relate to paternity actions.

Education

John Marshall Law School
J.D., 2005

Christopher John Zaruba, Attorney

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Chris began his career at the State's Attorney's office handling traffic and misdemeanor offenses, including DUI's, orders of protection, and domestic batteries. In 2012, Chris received the Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year award. He was promoted to the Felony Juvenile Division where he worked closely with DCFS in handling cases involving abused or neglected children. After working in the Juvenile Division, Chris was again promoted to the Felony Trial Division where he handled serious offenses including drug offenses, burglaries, and aggravated batteries. During his time at the State's Attorney's Office, Chris prosecuted over 300 cases to trial, including many jury trials. Prior to leaving the State's Attorney's Office, Chris was selected to participate in the National District Attorney's Association annual seminar on Trial Advocacy which he successfully completed. Now Chris primarily focuses his practice on the area of family law.

Education

The John Marshall Law School
J.D., 2009

Christopher M. Stanton, Attorney

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Over the course of his career, Chris has brought over 300 cases to bench or jury trial. Prior to leaving the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office Chris was promoted and tasked with running the Forfeiture Division of the State's Attorney's Office. Upon leaving the State's Attorney's Office Chris was presented with an award for Outstanding Service to the Office of the State's Attorney.

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D., 2008

Eric T. Telander, Attorney

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Following his time at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Eric opened up his own practice primarily focusing on criminal defense matters across Illinois. During this time, Eric aggressively and successfully defended clients from criminal matters ranging from traffic tickets to serious felonies. He now focuses his practice on Family Law and Criminal Law.

Education

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D., 2009

Justin Marshall Smit, Associate

The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

Mr. Smit is committed to providing his clients with the client first attention to detail along with the knowledge and experience required to accomplish the client's desired outcome. He approaches each individual client with the understanding that it is very important to actually listen to the client and reach a consensus as to what they can expect from the given situation.

Mr. Smit has successfully dealt with many unique situations, from negotiating child support and maintenance awards in high wealth cases and the valuation and division of complex marital estates to enforcing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Mr. Smit's successes also include negotiating and litigating complex custody situations including cases with multiple court appointed and independent experts utilized when necessary to determine the best interests of the child.

Education

John Marshall Law School
J.D., 1998