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William J. Stogsdill
  • William J. Stogsdill


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 in to 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 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.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 2011
  • Illinois, 2009


  • The John Marshall Law School, 2009
    • J.D.
  • Clemson University, 2005
    • B.S., Financial Management, Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:

  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Member
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Previous Member
  • Robert E. Jones AIC of DuPage County
    • Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Criminal Prosecutor's Bureau of DuPage County, 2009-2012
    • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Federal District Court of Honorable Judge John Darrah
    • Judicial Externship
  • 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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