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Dana B. Fortunato

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Dana B. Fortunato is an Attorney at MKFM Law, LLC, with over a decade of experience in Illinois courts. She has established a reputation as a zealous and compassionate advocate for her clients in family law, criminal defense and juvenile court matters.

In 2005, Dana obtained her Bachelors of Arts degrees in Religious Studies and Spanish from DePauw University. While at DePauw, she was awarded a scholarship to study internationally at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and ultimately graduated with Honors with Distinction through DePauw’s Honor Scholar Program.

Following her undergraduate studies, Dana attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2008. Shortly thereafter, she became employed as an Assistant Public Defender in DuPage County, protecting the rights of indigent clients in matters ranging from petty traffic tickets to non-probationable felonies. During her time with the Public Defender, Dana developed a reputation in the legal community as hardworking, detail-oriented, creative, and compassionate. She is fluent in spoken and written Spanish and understands the importance of navigating the legal system with an advocate who can explain complex legal issues in her client’s native language.

In her spare time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family, biking along the Fox River, and giving back to her community through organizations like DuPage County Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) and Fox Valley Literacy Volunteers.

  • Illinois, 2008
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois J.D., 2008
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, B.A. Religious Studies, B.A. Spanish, 2005
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2008
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Justinian Society
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DuPage County Public Defender’s Office, 2009-2018
  • Katz Law Office, Ltd., 2007-2009
  • The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 2006

Jolianne S. Alexander

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Jolianne S. Alexander practices in the firm’s employment law group. She brings to the firm’s practice, a dynamic and diverse perspective, which stems from her years of experience in practicing employment law as an in-house counsel, and as both a plaintiff’s and defense attorney. Prior to joining the firm, she has handled a wide variety of complex litigation arising under the Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII, as well as other employment-related statutes. She has successfully drafted and argued dispositive motions, conducted solo jury and bench trials at both the Illinois Human Rights Commission and in state court, and has assisted in trial practice at the federal level. She has also successfully argued before the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois and the Illinois Supreme Court on a novel issue pertaining to disability discrimination/”disability harassment” arising under the Illinois Human Rights Act. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and is also a member of the DCBA Editorial Board. In 2019 and 2020, Attorney Alexander was named an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Ms. Alexander obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. She then went on to obtain her law degree in 2013 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ms. Alexander is licensed to practice in Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Illinois, 2013
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court, 2018
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL
    • J.D., May 2013
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
    • B.S. Biological Sciences, 2009
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association Editorial Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, Second Violin
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Annals of Health Law Journal Editor
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Mock Trial
  • 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars
  • Jolianne S. Alexander, “Changing the Way We Do Business: Wave of New Labor & Employment Laws Crashing Down Soon,” DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Vol. 32, No. 5, Jan. 2020.
  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Being Locked Up Does Not Mean Being Locked Out From Medical Care,” DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Vol. 29, No.1, Sep. 2016.
  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Court Affirms that “Disability Harassment” Constitutes Unlawful Discrimination: A Confirmation that Certain Truths are Self-Evident,” DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Vol. 29, No.4, Dec. 2016.
  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Court Affirms that “Disability Harassment” Constitutes Unlawful Discrimination: A Confirmation that Certain Truths are Self-Evident,” Illinois State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law, Vol. 54, No.4, Mar. 2017.
  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Pre-Litigation Strategies from a Plaintiff’s Perspective,” DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Vol. 30, No.7, Mar. 2018.
  • Kopon Airdo, LLC, Chicago, IL, Associate, 2017-2018
  • Gaffney & Gaffney, P.C., Glendale Heights, IL, Associate, 2014-2017
  • WCP Solar Services, LLC, Naperville, IL, Compliance Officer/In-House Counsel, 2012-2014

Todd D. Scalzo

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Todd. D. Scalzo has been practicing law since 2004, handling all matters of family law, such as divorce, paternity, child support, maintenance, relocation, allocation of parental responsibilities, and parenting plans. He has argued successfully before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Scalzo is a court-approved guardian ad litem (GAL) and mediator.

Mr. Scalzo is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the DuPage Justinian Society of (Italian-American) Lawyers.

  • Illinois Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
    • J.D., 2004
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.A., Political Science, 2000
  • Syracuse University
    • Florence, Italy, Spring 1999
  • Kane County Bar Association, 2017-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Family Law Committee, 2004-Present
    • Membership Committee, Chair, 2015-2016, Distinguished Service Award
    • Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) Committee, 2013-2014
    • Local Government Committee, Chair, 2011-2012
    • Judiciary Committee, 2009-2012
    • Law Day Committee, Chair, 2007-2008
    • New Lawyers Committee, Chair, 2005-2006
  • DuPage Justinian Society of (Italian-American) Lawyers, President, 2011-2012
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, Associate Member, 2011-Present
  • Councilman, City of Wheaton, 2009-2019
  • Scalzo & McCumber, Neither Admitting Nor Denying: Proper Responses to Requests to Admit in Domestic Relations Proceedings, DCBA Brief, Vol. 23 (Feb. 2011)
  • 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2019-present
  • Pro bono Service Award, DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, 2013-2014
  • The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), DCBA Family Law Committee, February 2016
  • Scalzo Law Offices, Wheaton, IL, Attorney, 2004-2017
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 26th & California, Chicago, IL, Gang Crimes Unit, 711 Clerk, 2003-2004
  • O'Keefe Lyons & Hynes, Chicago, IL, Clerk, 2002-2003
  • Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, Project Assistant, 2000-2001

Stacey A. McCullough

Stacey A. McCullough

For over 20 years, Stacey has dedicated her legal career to the defense of the criminally accused. An experienced litigator in the area of felony, misdemeanor, juvenile and traffic laws, she demonstrates honesty, compassion, and tenacity with each and every client. Stacey is also a skilled advocate in administrative law matters, providing representation in school discipline proceedings and DCFS appeals. She practices in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Cook, Will, and McHenry counties.

Stacey received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago in 1994 and was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois that same year. She is a 1991 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where her Criminal Justice degree was conferred with highest honors. Stacey’s legal career began at the DuPage County Public Defender’s Office, where she developed invaluable trial and negotiation skills while defending clients facing charges ranging from DUI, drug possession, and theft to sexual assault, robbery and first-degree murder. With hundreds of cases brought to hearing or trial, she entered private practice in 2004, later forming The Law Office of Stacey A. McCullough, Ltd. Stacey joined Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC in January 2018.

An active member of the legal community, Stacey currently serves as President of the DuPage County Bar Association and the Treasurer of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She has served as President of the DCCDLA, Director on the DCBA Board of Directors, and Chair of numerous DCBA committees. Stacey is a current member of the DCBA Public Interest and Action Commission, Budget Committee, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Membership Committee, Bench Bar Committee, and Criminal Law and Practice Section. She is a frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars for her colleagues, speaking on topics relating to expungement, criminal law and procedure, and trial advocacy.

Stacey’s first and second passions ahead of the law are her teenage son and daughter, who both aspire to follow in her footsteps and become attorneys in the future.

  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • School Law
  • Traffic Defense Litigation
  • Administrative Law Proceedings
  • Illinois, 1994
  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, May 1994
    • J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, March 1991
    • B.A. Criminal Justice
  • President, DuPage County Bar Association, 2019-2020
  • President Elect, DuPage County Bar Association, 2018-2019
  • Director, Lawyers Trust Fund, 2018-2021
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Director, DuPage Co. Bar Assn. Board of Directors, 2014-2016; 2005-2007
  • Treasurer, DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, 2016
  • President, DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, 2006
  • Chair, Local Government Committee, DCBA, 2005-2006
  • Chair, Media Committee, DCBA, 2005-2006
  • Chair, Criminal Law & Practice Committee, DCBA, 2003-2004
  • Director, DuPage County Bar Foundation, 2015-2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Avvo, Top Attorney
  • Elite Lawyer, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, 2019-present
  • 1999-2000 Recipient, DCBA Board of Directors Award
  • Certified Administrative Hearing Officer
  • Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC, Lisle, Illinois, Jan. – Dec. 2017.
    • Partner
  • The Law Office of Stacey A. McCullough, Ltd., Wheaton, Illinois, June 2005-January 2017
    • Solo Practitioner
  • Law Office of Thomas & McCullough, P.C., Naperville Illinois, general practice (formerly the Law Office of Robert J. Schillerstrom, Ltd.) May 2004-May 2005
    • Partner/Associate Attorney
  • DuPage County Public Defender’s Office, Wheaton, Illinois, October 1994-May 2004
    • Assistant Public Defender

Megan C. Harris

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Ms. Harris joined Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella in July 2013, where she focuses on all areas of family law. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney and Guardian ad Litem at the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office, representing children in abuse and neglect cases.

Ms. Harris practices in DuPage, Cook and Will Counties and is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, and the Justinian Society of Lawyers of DuPage County. Ms. Harris is a DuPage County Court-Appointed Guardian ad Litem and has presented at the 2013 DuPage Guardian ad Litem training as well as the 2014 National Business Institute training on challenges in family law. She was the 2017-2018 Chair of the Family Law Section of the DuPage County Bar Association, which included organizing the 2018 Guardian ad Litem training. Her work with the Family Law Section earned her a Board of Director's Award. Ms. Harris also presently serves on the DuPage County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, which is responsible for investigating and reporting on the retention of judges and the qualification of prospective judges.

Megan C. Harris received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois that same year. She is also a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois, where she majored in Psychology. While in law school, Ms. Harris was a Notes Editor for the Law Review, participated in the College’s Family Advocacy Clinic, and clerked at a general practice law firm. Ms. Harris achieved academic distinction each year and was also nominated for the Paul Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Ms. Harris authored an article on jail visitation policies as they affect parents and infants, which was published in 2012 in the University of Illinois Law Review.

When not engaged in her professional work, Ms. Harris enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and sons and their menagerie of pets.

  • Illinois, 2012
  • University of Illinois College of Law
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude
    • Pro Bono Notation; Harno Scholar and Dean's List; University of Illinois Law Review (Notes Editor)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.S., Psychology, English Minor, Summa Cum Laude
    • Dean's List 2004-2008; James Scholar; Chancellor's Scholar; Bronze Tablet Inductee; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Certified DuPage County Guardian ad Litem (Domestic Relations)
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • General Member
    • Family Law Section Chair, 2017-18
    • Judiciary Committee Member, 2019-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • General Member
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
    • General Member
  • 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2020
  • Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer designation, 2017-present
  • DuPage County Bar Association Board of Director's Award, 2018
  • CALI Award Winner, (Highest Class Grade) Environmental Law and Interviewing, Counseling, & Fact Investigation courses
  • Paul Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy Nominee, 2011
  • University of Illinois/American Bar Association Internal Client Counseling Competition Semi-Finalist, 2010
  • Honors Distinction, Legal Research and Legal Writing and Analysis courses, 2009-2010
  • Megan McMillen, "I Need to Feel Your Touch: Allowing Newborns and Infants Contact Visitation with Jailed Parents," 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1811.
  • Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, 2012-2013
    • Attorney/Fellow
  • University of Illinois Family Advocacy Clinic, 2012
    • Student Attorney
  • University of Illinois College of Law, 2012
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Dobbins, Fraker, Tenant, Joy & Perlstein, 2011-2012
    • Law Clerk

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