Our Law Firm

The attorneys at McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC pride themselves on aggressively representing individuals; the everyday people who work hard and raise families in our community.

Personal Injury

Our experienced trial lawyers represent men and women injured in auto accident cases, premises liability cases, products liability matters, nursing home injury and medical malpractice cases.

Have you suffered an injury on the job?

Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, your employer is obligated to pay all reasonable, necessary and related medical expenses.

Family Law

We are dedicated to the practice of family law, involving child custody disputes, child support and visitation issues, orders of protection, paternity disputes, and post-divorce enforcement of settlement agreements.

Social Security

The Law Firm represents individuals who have been denied Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income disability benefits.

Real Estate

The Law Firm has a long history of helping homeowners with their residential real estate needs.

McNamara Phelan McSteen Attorneys at Law from left to right: John S. Rossi, Todd J. Polito, Thomas P. Polacek, Brian Cichon and Ray McSteen

McNamara Phelan McSteen, Attorneys at Law

Attorneys at Law McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC are located in Joliet, IL. The firm is made up of six attorneys with diverse backgrounds of legal knowledge and personal experience with 150 years of combined legal experience in the following practice areas:

Personal Injury

Our experienced Personal Injury trial lawyers represent men and women injured in auto accident cases, premises liability cases, products liability matters, nursing home injury and medical malpractice cases. Over the years, our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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Family & Matrimonial

Our family law division is dedicated to the practice of family law, which includes matters involving child custody disputes, child support and visitation issues, orders of protection, paternity disputes, and post-divorce enforcement of settlement agreements.

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Criminal Defense & DUI

The Law Firm includes two former Will County Assistant State’s Attorneys, one former Peoria County Assistant State’s Attorney, one former Will County Assistant Public Defender and one former Missouri Assistant Attorney General.

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Employment

Our attorneys have a long history of representing employees in claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination.

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Corporate & Banking

The Law Firm represents and advises large and small businesses in all aspects of corporate and business law.

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Civil Litigation & Collections

If you are experiencing a problem and have nowhere else to turn, speak with our attorneys about potential civil remedies for individuals or businesses.

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Workers' Compensation

If you become injured on the job, you are entitled to benefits for those injuries regardless of fault or negligence. We provide a free consultation to discuss your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

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Social Security Disability

The Law Firm represents individuals who have been denied Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income disability benefits.

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Driver’s License Reinstatement

As anyone whose driver’s license has been suspended or revoked can attest, the State of Illinois can make it extremely difficult to obtain reinstatement of one’s driving privileges. It can be equally difficult to obtain a permit to drive to work, school or for medical treatment.

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Landlord & Tenant

Our Law Firm provides both landlords and tenants with a full range of legal services. At the beginning of the landlord-tenant relationship, we can draft or review leases, both commercial and residential.

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Real Estate

The Law Firm has a long history of helping homeowners with their residential real estate needs.

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Wills, Estates & Planning

Attorney John Rossi represents clients in a broad range of estate planning and probate matters.

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News and Law Updates

The DUI Stop: The Decision to Take the Breath Test

The most common question I am presented with when meeting with a new Illinois DUI client is:  "Should I have blown (provided a breath sample to the arresting officer)"? My initial advice is always the same, “Do not put yourself in a situation where you have to...

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Changes in Illinois Family Law for Maintenance

The Illinois legislature has amended the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, effective June 1, 2018.  Specifically, the Act’s maintenance (or alimony) provisions have been modified. The maintenance provisions are now applicable to marriages in which the...

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Illinois Law and “Natural Accumulation”

Generally speaking, In Illinois, property owners are not responsible for natural accumulations of rain, ice or snow which cause a fall resulting in injuries.  A simple slip and fall on a snowy sidewalk, for example, may not create a valid cause of action for damages. ...

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Statute Update: Tax Consequences of Maintenance Payments

Beginning in 2019, maintenance payments will no longer be tax deductible.  Pursuant to the newly passed federal tax bill, maintenance payments, which were for decades tax deductible by the payor and charged as income to the payee, will no longer be deductible as of...

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HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LIENS IN ILLINOIS

Unless you have been through the process of making a claim for injuries, you most likely (and reasonably) believe that winning your negligence trial is the end of the road, and that your check is on the way. Unfortunately, in the great majority of cases, your...

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