DuPage County Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney
The DuPage County law firm of Mirabella Kincaid Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, recently announced the hiring of associate Jennifer M. Cusack. Ms. Cusack joins the team ready to provide clients with vigorous representation in a number of legal areas.
Ms. Cusack graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, with a BA in Social Work. She earned her JD from Western Michigan Thomas Cooley Law School in 2015 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar. She maintained a place on the Dean’s List throughout her attendance at both schools.
During her final year of law school, Jennifer M. Cusack served as an extern for the Honorable Janice K. Cunningham at the Eaton County Courthouse in Charlotte, Michigan. She graduated with Certificates of Merit in Negotiation and Confrontation, Law Practice: Law Office Management, Law Practice: Transitioning into Legal Practice, Entertainment Law and Health Law, and earned the highest grade in her Advanced Writing course, Appellate Brief.
She is an active member in both the Illinois and DuPage County Bar Associations.
“Ms. Cusack is a very bright and dynamic attorney,” stated Managing Partner George Frederick. “We are confident our clients will benefit from the knowledge and energy she applies to every case.”
DuPage County Law Firm Announces Hiring of New Family and Employment Law Attorney
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jessica L. Defino to its Wheaton, Illinois, divorce and family law offices. Defino arrives with a fresh and energetic approach to the representation she provides clients in the areas of domestic relations and employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination.
Attorney Jessica L. Defino graduated with honors from the University of Iowa in 2013 with a BA in Communications, and a double minor in Spanish and Human Rights. While attending the University of Iowa, Jessica co-founded the Students for Human Rights group. She continued her education at John Marshall School of Law, graduating in June 2016, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar the following November.
While attending Law School, Jessica was a law clerk at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, focusing on family law and employment law. During her final year, she was an extern with presiding Judge Pamela Loza in the Cook County Domestic Relations Parentage Division. Jessica earned Dean’s List honors throughout her time at John Marshall Law School.
Jessica L. Defino is an active member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, the DuPage County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, and the Illinois Bar Association.
DuPage County Law Firm Hires New Divorce and Family Law Attorney
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC (MKFM Law) is pleased to announce the addition of attorney, Todd D. Scalzo, to the Wheaton, Illinois divorce and family law firm. Scalzo has joined the experienced and dedicated legal team. Scalzo brings his unique and insightful representation to clients in the practice areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, visitation, paternity and appeals.
DuPage County family law attorney Todd D. Scalzo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He continued on to receive his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 2004. Scalzo was admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court Bar that same year and was later confirmed with the United States Supreme Court in 2010.
Todd D. Scalzo is a member of numerous professional associations including the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association (serving on seven different committees), and the Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage Chapter). In addition to being an accomplished lawyer, Attorney Todd D. Scalzo is also a published writer. He has co-authored a DCBA Brief article entitled, “Neither Admitting Nor Denying: Proper Responses to Request to Admit in Domestic Relations Proceedings.”
Five Wheaton Attorneys Receive Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers Awards for 2017
The Wheaton, Illinois, law firm of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC (MKFM Law) is proud to announce that attorneys Lynn M. Mirabella and George S. Frederick have each been awarded as 2017 Leading Lawyers. In addition, attorneys Christa M. Winthers, Lindsay C. Stella, and Joshua D. Bedwell have been recognized as 2017 Emerging Lawyers.
The Leading Lawyer award process consists of a four-phase research process. Administered by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, each stage involves the recommendation of a trusted peer, discussions with nominees, pre-selection for membership, and advisory board review. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their law firm, and upon filtering through all four steps, a winner is chosen and awarded.
The Emerging Lawyer award is open to candidates under the age of 40 years old who have demonstrated professionalism, integrity, and knowledge in the early part of their careers. The Law Bulletin Publishing Company mails annual surveys to all Leading Lawyers in each state. The survey recipient can nominate a partner within or outside of his or her firm. Upon anonymous recommendation from another Leading Lawyer, a winner is selected and notified.
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC Announces the Opening of its Law Office in Kane County
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC is pleased to announce that it has expanded its law offices to better serve clients in DeKalb, Kane, and Kendall Counties. The firm’s new Kane County law office is located at 309 Walnut Street, Unit B, in St. Charles, Illinois.
The attorneys at MKFM Law, LLC have over 200 years of collective legal experience and have for over 60 years offered a wide array of legal services to residents located throughout DeKalb, Kendall, and Kane Counties. From its new expansion to St. Charles, the firm is excited to offer a more convenient location to its clients in matters pertaining to family law and divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, property division, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, criminal law, and civil litigation.
The skilled litigators at MKFM Law, LLC are admitted to practice before all Illinois courts, Iowa courts, as well as a range of United States District and Appeals Courts. The firm has been recognized nationally by numerous prominent legal organizations including: Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, the Leading Lawyers Network, AVVO, and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA).