Residential Closing Attorney
Telephone :(630)263-1949 Real Estate Law
Joel was born to litigate. At an early age he remembers standing up for the little guy even though it was not a popular position. Joel brings to his practice of representing his clients the same tenacious attitude. Joel understands how important it is to listen to his clients and have a complete understanding of their goals in order to effectively present their claims. Joel graduated from the University of Dallas in 1987 with a B.A. in History. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1992. He was admitted to the Northern District of Illinois in 1995. The Northern District of Indiana September 2010. He commenced his legal career doing work as a plaintiff's attorney until joining a small insurance defense boutique firm in 1998. Having litigated plaintiff's personal injuries, he brings an additional perspective to the handling of defense claims. Joel has in excess of 100 jury verdicts. He has taken hundreds of expert's depositions, hundreds of parties depositions and conducted in excess of 100 arbitration hearings. He has been admitted to the Federal Trial Bar and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and is a member of the DuPage County and Illinois State Bar Associations. In addition to his defense practice Joel successfully prosecutes severely injured Plaintiff's in Personal Injury cases throughout the Chicago land area. His practice is extremely diverse including clients in personal injury, slip and fall, medical malpractice, bankruptcy chapter 7 and 13, residential and commercial real estate, buy/sell of businesses, social security disability, workers compensation, divorce and estate planning, probate. Having represented hundreds of clients over 28 years in practice Joel has a special relationship with his clients that enables him to work with them to achieve their results. Many of Joel's former clients he has developed a life long relationship with.
Deerfield High School 1982
University of Dallas
BA History 1987
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Juris Doctor 1992
Admitted in the State of Illinois
United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois 1995
Northern District of Illinois
Trial Bar 1995
Northern District of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals
1993-1998 Plaintiff's personal injury firm
November 1998 -June 2021
Defense litigation Boutique firm
Joel Stephen, Attorney at Law
Joel has gained an extensive knowledge in a wide area of practice including Real Estate both Residential Purchase/Sale, 1031 exchanges, Personal Injury, W.C., Social Security Disability, Divorce, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy.
Have conducted in excess of 100 jury trials throughout the five county area.
Joel resides with his wife Dawn and their 3 children in the Wheaton, Illinois for the past 28 years.
Joel enjoys biking, traveling and golf, and walking his dog Turbo a Labrador Retriever and spending time with his family.