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Jessica L. Defino

Jessica L. Defino

Attorney at McSwain Nagle & Giese P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Illinois
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From a young age, Jessica knew that she had a passion for family law. Jessica finds family law extremely rewarding because she has the ability to counsel, advise, and advocate for her clients during the hardest time in their lives. Jessica is also a certified Guardian ad Litem in DuPage County and enjoys representing minor children while advocating for their best interests.

Jessica is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, and is authorized to practice law in the State of Illinois. Throughout law school, Jessica worked as a law clerk at a DuPage County family law firm, concentrating exclusively on family law. In her last year of law school, Jessica worked as a judicial extern with presiding Judge Pamela Loza in the Cook County Domestic Relations Parentage Division, where she gained extensive knowledge in parentage cases. During her time in law school, Jessica maintained herself on the Dean's List. She graduated from the University of Iowa with honors and during her time there, Jessica was a co-founder of the Students for Human Rights Group. Jessica also worked closely with one of her professors on a gender studies research and writing project that was ultimately published.

Before joining McSwain, Nagle & Giese, Jessica worked at a mid-size family law firm in DuPage County where she gained extensive knowledge and experience in the domestic relations area of law. Since graduation from law school, Jessica has concentrated her practice solely in family law matters. Jessica has handled numerous pre-decree, post-decree, parentage, child support, adoption, guardianship, appeals, relocation, orders of protection, and Guardian ad litem cases, including contested cases involving the modification of parenting time and allocation of decision-making responsibilities.

The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2016)
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University of Iowa
B.A. (2013)
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Professional Experience
McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Kollias & Giese, P.C.
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
Law Clerk 2013-2016
Judicial Extern
Cook County Circuit Court
Speaking Engagements
Pet Trusts and Allocation of Dependent Animals in Divorce Cases, Estate Planning / Animal Law MCLE
New Lawyer Pro Bono Service Award
DuPage County Bar Association
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers
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DuPage County Bar Association
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DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
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Kane County Bar Association
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State Bar of Illinois
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Free 30-minute initial consultation.
Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Parentage/Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Orders of Protection
  • Adoption
  • Guard
  • Relocation
  • Modification of Decision-Making Responsibilities
  • Modification of Parenting Time
  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Assisted reproduction and surrogacy
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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McSwain Nagle & Giese P.C.
Contact & Map
McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C.
400 S. Knoll Street
Suite AB
Wheaton, IL 60187
Telephone: (630) 407-1200
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed