MIKAL J. STOLE

60 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432
Telephone – 815/726-6200
Assistant – Cathy
Paralegal – Riann

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Biography

Mikal Stole has quickly become one of the more prominent family law attorneys in the Cook, Will, and Grundy County courthouses. He has successfully represented clients with complex cases involving high net worth estates, child custody disputes (allocation of parental responsibilities), and divorces involving business interests, while also efficiently handling routine matters. Mikal’s skill set in family law matters is extremely broad. Not only is he a knowledgeable litigator, Mikal has also found success in writing appellate court briefs on family law matters and is frequently appointed as Guardian ad Litem, serving as the court’s witness in child custody.

Mikal serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Will County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee and has been responsible for organizing the annual Family Law Seminar for several years. Mikal is a frequent presenter to fellow members of the Bar Association on topics including family law, contempt of court, ethics, and Guardian ad Litem issues.

In addition to the practice of law, Mikal previously served two terms as a Village Trustee for the Village of Lansing, Illinois (elected in 2009 and 2013).

Being an unmarried father, Mikal has a unique understanding of matters faced by clients in regards to custody and parenting time. He genuinely believes that Reich, Jumbeck, Stole & Reeb is second to none in preparation, knowledge of the law, and the ability the litigate when necessary.

Distinguished Positions

  • Will County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2017 – Present
  • Will County Bar Association Family Law Committee Chairperson, 2010 – Present
  • Will County Domestic Relations Local Court Rules Committee 2019 – Present
  • Will County Bar Association Parenting Class Program Chairperson 2020-Present
  • Village Trustee, Lansing Illinois 2009-2017

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2005
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.L.A., English, 2002

Bar Admission

  • State of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 2018

Professional Speaking Engagements

    • Presenter/Faculty at Will County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Seminar, “Allocation of Uncommon and Unusual Asset Pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/503”, 2019
    • Presenter/Faculty at Will County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Seminar, “Help My Spouse is a Narcissist”, 2019
    • Presenter/Faculty at Will County Bar Association, GAL Committee Seminar, “Implications of Legislative Revisions to 750 ILCS 5/600 et. Seq.”, 2016
    • Presenter/Faculty at Will County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Seminar “Legislative Overhaul of Child Support Statute”, 2016
    • Presenter/Faculty at Will County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Seminar “Principals of Contempt”, 2014
    • Speaker at Will County Bar Association, GAL Committee Seminar, “Proposed Changes to Proposed Changes to Part IV of IMDMA pursuant to HB 1452”, 2013
    • Speaker at Will County Bar Association Ethics Seminar, “Illinois State Bar Association Advisory Ethics Opinions in 2011-2012”, 2012
    • Speaker at Will County Bar Association, GAL Committee Seminar, “Caselaw Defining and Impacting the GAL’s Role”, 2011
    • Speaker at Will County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Seminar, “2010-2011 Appellate Caselaw Update”, 2011
    • Speaker at Will County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Seminar, “2009-2010 Appellate Caselaw Update”, 2010

Appeleatte Cases (Counsel, Co-Counsel, Author, Co-Author)

  • In re Marriage of Sanfratello, 393 Ill. App. 3d 641 (1st Dist. 2009)
  • In re Marriage of Carlson-Urbanczyk, 2013 Ill. App. (3d) 120731
  • In re Marriage of Pavek, 2013 IL App (3d) 120047-U
  • In re Marriage of Dorfman, 2011 IL App (3d) 110099
  • In re Marriage of Gilbert, 2019 IL App (3d) 180116-U
  • In re Marriage of Hluska, 2011 IL App (1st) 092636
  • In re Marriage of Kaczor, 2014 IL App (3d) 130531
  • In re Marriage of Vargo, 2014 IL App (5th) 140012-U

Professional Acknowledgements

  • Avvo Top Rated Attorney 2016 – Present

Service

  • Invited Speaker to Will County Law Student Extern Program, 2017-2019
  • Attorney for Student Shadow Will County Law Student Extern Program, 2014-2016
  • Will County Legal Assistance Program for Pro-Bono Services, 2012-2013

Legislative Activities

  • Testified at a Public Hearing Special Illinois House Committee on Redistricting, 2011
  • Illinois State Representative Anthony DeLuca’s Economic Development Advisory Committee 2010-2013

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