Christa M. Winthers

Christa M. Winthers


Wheaton attorney Christa M. Winthers
10.0Christa M. Winthers
Emerging Lawyers 2017

Christa M. Winthers, formerly known as Christa M. Schneider, is a 2001 graduate of North Central College, Naperville, Illinois. She graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2005, and was admitted to practice in 2005. While at Valparaiso University School of Law, Christa worked at the Family Law Clinic, providing pro bono legal representation for divorce clients in Valparaiso, Indiana. As a law student, Christa also clerked for Judge Sheldon Gardner of the First Municipal District of the Circuit Court of Cook County; she also interned at the DuPage County Public Defender's Office.

Christa is currently an associate at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC., where she practices in all areas of family law, juvenile law, domestic violence and orders of protection. Additionally, Christa does appellate work and defends parties that are the subject of Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigations. Christa is also a court approved Guardian ad Litem in the 18th Judicial Circuit.

Christa is a former supervisor of the DuPage County Public Defender's Office Juvenile Division where she concentrated her practice on representing juveniles on criminal matters and representing parents and children on abuse, neglect, and dependency matters.

Christa is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association. She currently sits on the Legal Aid Board; she has served as Chair of the New Lawyer's Committee and the Child Advocacy Committee; she has served as a mock trial judge and has been a member of the Program Planning Committee; she is also a participant in Judge's Night.

Christa has presented as a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Speaker at the following:

  • DuPage County Bar Association, "Basic Skills Seminar" Presenting on Juvenile Law
  • DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Section, "Juvenile Court Procedures: Basics for the Family Law Practitioner"

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2005


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, IN, March 2005
    • J.D.
  • North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2001
    • B.A., Marketing

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • New Lawyer Committee, 2007-2008
      • Vice Chair
    • Publication Board, 2007-2008
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Emerging Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010, 2012-2015
  • AOIC Scholarship for ABA Conference held in Washington, D.C. on Improving Parent Representation in the Child Welfare System, 2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Pro Bono Service Award, 2010-2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Board of Directors Award, 2008-2009

Past Employment Positions:

  • DuPage County Public Defender's Office, 2005-2007
    • Assistant Public Defender, Juvenile Division Supervisor


  • Phi Alpha Delta

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1737 South Naperville Road, Suite 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
Evening and weekend hours by appointment.

We serve clients throughout Kane County, Illinois including St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, Elgin, Algonquin, Aurora, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Big Rock, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elburn, Hampshire, Huntley, Kaneville, Maple Park, Sleepy Hollow, Wayne, West Dundee as well as throughout DuPage County.

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