Todd J. Polito

Todd J. Polito

Attorney at McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law...
  • Illinois
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Summary

Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, Todd has been surrounded by legal role models his entire life. His father, the Honorable Joseph C. Polito (retired) built a highly successful legal practice in Will County before being appointed as an Associate Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, which gave Todd the opportunity to regularly interact with many of his father’s colleagues and fueled his passion for the legal profession at a young age.

Todd served in the United States Navy for four years, earning the prestigious Naval Achievement medal before being honorably discharged. Upon returning to civilian life, Todd built a successful 12-year business career as an executive with Marriott International hotels.

Over time Todd came to the realization that his true calling was in the legal field and left to pursue his legal career. He joins McNamara, Phelan, McSteen with extensive criminal and family law experience with another successful local firm. Todd takes great pride in striving to be the most prepared lawyer when appearing in any matter. He communicates regularly and openly with his clients to ensure they are actively involved in the direction of their case.

Todd is married with two children and resides in the northwest suburbs. He and his wife, Amanda, are avid outdoors people, spending most free time hiking, running, canoeing and biking. Todd also finds time to coach his kids’ sports teams and occasionally swings a golf club.

Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2012) | Law
Northern Illinois University
B.S. (2007) | Liberal Arts - Pre Law Emphasis
Illinois State University
(1998) Business & Finance
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Professional Experience
Attorney
McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC
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Associate Counsel
Tedone & Morton, P.C.
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Contract Attorney
allstate
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Intern / 711
Kane County State's Attorneys Office
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Assigned to the DUI division. Worked the bench and wrote orders for an extremely busy court call. 2nd Chaired DUI, Domestic Abuse and Felony Drug Trials. Conducted legal research, direct examinations, and cross-examinations.
Law Clerk / Judicial Intern
18th Judicial Circuit Court - Wheaton, IL
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Assigned to the Chancery & Law division. Worked with 14 judges and two staff attorneys. Drafted opinions and wrote memoranda regarding difficult legal issues and summarizing the current status of the law.
Board of Director
Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
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General Manager
Marriot International
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Aviation Maintenance Administration Specialist
US Navy
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois # 6309930
Member
Current
Will County Bar Association
Member
Current
DuPage County Bar Association
Member
Current
Family Law Section Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
Chicago Bar Association / Wills for Heros
Volunteer -Social Services
Current
Activities: Volunteer for "Wills for Heroes" which provides free estate planning for greater Chicago area first responders.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Areas
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Drivers license reinstatement
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC
3601 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
USA
Telephone: (815) 727-0100