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Justin M. Smit

Mr. Smit joined The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. in 2000, and since then has remained a committed attorney dedicated to his clients and determined to providing them the knowledge and experience necessary for accomplishing their preferred outcome. Through attention to detail and a dedication to client service, Mr. Smit understand it is important to listen to clients and reach an agreement with clients about their goals so they have a realistic outlook about the case’s outcome.

In 1994, Mr. Smit earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University in Law Enforcement Administration. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1998 and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar that same year. Since his admittance to the Bar, Mr. Smit has concentrated his practice on divorce and family law litigation. From simple divorce to complex financial matters, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, pre and post decree custody and support enforcement and modifications, domestic violence and parentage actions, Mr. Smit practices in all areas of matrimonial law.

Many of Mr. Smit’s cases have dealt with unique circumstances, such as negotiating child support and maintenance awards involving high net worth cases and valuing and dividing complicated marital estates in order to enforce pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements. Additionally, negotiation and litigation complex custody situations, some of which included multiple court appointed and independent experts used to determine the child’s best interests, also numbers among the cases of his which have seen successful outcomes.

Mr. Smit is involved in both the Illinois State Bar Association and DuPage County Bar Association, and is involved in the Family Law sections of each. He was also appointed to serve on the Standing Committee on Bar Services and Activities by the ISBA President. Mr. Smit also serves as a mentor in the DCBA mentor-mentee program.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1998

Honors and Awards:

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2015-2016

Education:

  • John Marshall Law School, 1998
    • J.D.
  • Western Illinois University, 1994
    • B.S., Law Enforcement Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Family Law Section Member
    • Mentor, Mentor-mentee program for newly admitted members of the Illinois State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Family Law Section Member
    • Standing Committee on Bar Services and Activities Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • BV Distinguished Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
  • Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • Client's Choice Award AVVO
    Clients' Choice
  • Thank you for helping me realize how good things really are in my life. I now focus on creating happiness each and every day for me & my girls. Things are definitely looking up!

  • If you are in need of a true advocate, and you are stuck in the family law court system in DuPage then William Stogsdill should be your choice. I feel strongly about his ability and I can't say enough.

  • I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your professional assistance and advice on my recently dismissed case. I can again look forward to being together with my wife for many more years.

  • Mr. Smit has demonstrated a high degree of loyalty and trust worthiness to his work and to his associates. Justin certainly is an asset to your Law Firm, his organization skills are second to none. I have and will continue to recommend Justin ...

  • You've clearly established a client-focus in your office -- providing your clients with the warmth and understanding they need as they go through a very difficult time. Thank you, again, for all your help.

  • Taking that step to file for divorce was probably one of the most life changing decisions I have ever made. The process is very painful and emotionally draining. I retained Robert Boyd and Justin Smit of The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C...

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