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Lisa M. Giese

Lisa M. Giese

McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Illinois
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Summary

Over the last two decades, Lisa has handled thousands of uncontested and contested family law cases, including pre and post-decree divorce cases, support modification and enforcement proceedings, paternity and parenting time (visitation) matters, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) and removal (relocation) cases, DCFS appeals, orders of protection, and guardianship cases. Lisa is a zealous advocate for her clients and knows when a case should be settled and when it requires aggressive representation and litigation.

As a trained guardian ad litem with the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of DuPage County, as well as Cook, Kane and Will County, Lisa has been appointed by the Court on numerous occasions to serve in that capacity and to make recommendations in accordance with the best interests of the children. Lisa has also served many years as a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Cook and DuPage Counties assisting the Court in complex abuse and neglect cases within the juvenile court system. While in law school, Lisa focused her studies in family law and earned her Certificate in Child and Family Law.

Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Certificate in Child and Family Law
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Michigan State University
B.S. (2004) | Political Theory and Social Relations
Honors: Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Partner
McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C.
- Current
Managing Partner
Kollias & Giese, P.C.
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Attorney
Anderson & Associates P.C.
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Law Clerk and Legal Secretary
Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Substitution of Judge as a Matter of Right and the Application in Post-Judgment Proceedings: A Domestic Relations Perspective
DCBA Brief
Supreme Court Rule 304(a): Does including the language of the rule in an order make it appealable?
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Newsletter
Til Death Benefits do us Part: The Effect of Marital Settlement Agreements on Beneficiary Designations
DCBA Brief
"Supreme Court Rule 304(a): Does including the language of the rule in an order make it appealable? "
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
"GAL Role: Appointment through Testimony" , SBA GAL Training, 2019
"Child Interviews, Evaluations and Investigations" , DCBA Family Law & Practice Seminar, 2015
"GAL Appointed -Now What?"
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)
2014
"Role of the GAL from the Perspective of the GAL" , DuPage County GAL Training Seminar
2013
Awards
Member
Elite Lawyer
Director's Award
DuPage County Bar Association
Super Lawyers
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Service Award
DuPage County Bar Association
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2013 - 2018
Professional Associations
Kane County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Dupage Association of Women Lawyers
Prior Director
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association
Prior Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
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United States Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lisa M. Giese's Website Profile
Website
McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C.
Contact & Map
McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C.
400 S Knoll St
#AB
Wheaton, IL 60187
Telephone: (630) 407-1200
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed