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George S. Frederick

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George S. Frederick is the managing partner at the law firm of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC. Mr. Frederick’s practice focuses on all aspects of divorce and related family law matters, including parental allocation, parenting time, child support, maintenance and enforcement proceedings. Mr. Frederick also counsels and litigates on behalf of his clients on a wide range of employment matters involving sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour claims. In addition, he assists and counsels clients on their employment policies and procedures, contracts, and other employment-related agreements. Mr. Frederick handles cases in both state and federal courts as well as in the appellate courts, and has been associated with the firm since 1996. Mr. Frederick graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University School of Law in 1998 and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in accounting from Arizona State University. Mr. Frederick is also an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association and the Justinian Bar Association. On numerous occasions, Mr. Frederick has been nominated as a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer.

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  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2002
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, May, 1998
    • J.D., Summa Cum Laude
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, December, 1993
    • B.S., Accounting, Cum Laude
  • Kane County Bar Association, 2016-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1998-Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 1998-Present
  • 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • Elite Lawyer, 2018-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2014-Present
  • Leading Lawyers, Leading West Suburban Lawyers, 2013, 2017
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Board of Directors Award, 2011
  • DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, Pro Bono Service Award, 2011
  • DuPage Legal Assistance Program, Pro Bono Service Award, 2007

Lynn M. Mirabella

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Lynn M. Mirabella is a partner at MKFM Law, where her practice is concentrated almost exclusively in the area of family law, including high-profile cases and complex litigation files. Prior to joining MKFM Law, she worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. She is certified to represent children as a Guardian ad Litem, Child’s Representative, and Attorney for Child. In addition, she is certified in collaborative law, arbitration, and as a mediator. She has taught several classes and seminars in both DuPage and Kane Counties. She is a member of the DuPage County, Kane County, and Illinois State Bar Associations. She was President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, DuPage County, and a member of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers. In addition, she previously served on Senator Mark Kirk’s Federal Judicial Review Commission from 2011 through 2016.

  • Illinois, 1987
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law JD, 1987
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Illinois BA, 1984
  • DuPage County Bar Association, January 1, 2003-Present
    • Family Law Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association, January 1, 2006-2009
    • Judiciary Committee
  • Kane County Bar Association, January 1, 2006-Present
    • Family Law Committee
  • Justinian Legal Society, October 1, 2007-Present
    • President
  • Collaborative Law-Illinois, June 1, 2006-Present
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, 2007-Present
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers, The American Registry, 2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Top 50 Women, 2021
  • Elite Lawyer, 2020-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-Present
  • DuPage Association of Women's Lawyers, Inspirational Woman of the Year 2015
  • Leading Lawyers, 2015-Present
  • Named Distinguished Alumni of St. Francis High School, 2014
  • Top Women Attorneys In Illinois, Chicago Magazine, 2013-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2012-Present
  • Top Attorneys In Illinois, Chicago Magazine, 2012-Present
  • Pro Bono Service Award DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, 2009, 2010
  • Mirabella & Kincaid, June 1, 1993-October 1, 2006
    • Associate
  • Kane County State's Attorney's Office, June 1, 1987-June 1, 1993
    • Assistant State's Attorney
  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, June 1, 1985-June 1, 1987
    • Supreme Court Rule 711 Prosecutor
  • DuPage County Bar Association Guardian ad Litem Training, January 2018
  • NBI, INC., Oddities and Challenges of Family Law, June 2014
  • Mediation Training, June 2013, June 2014
  • DuPage County Bar Association Guardian ad Litem Training, October 2011
  • Kane County Bar Association, Spring Family Law Seminar, GAL Panel Discussion, May 2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Guardianship Issues, March 2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Guardian Ad Litem Training, February 12, 2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association Basic Training, 2009-2010
  • Advanced Issues in Guardianship, ISBA Law Ed, May 5, 2007
  • Guardian ad Litem/Child's Representative Training, DuPage County Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, February 12, 2007
  • Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution/Academy of Family Mediators, Since 2010
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2009
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Child Representative & Attorney for Child

Lindsay C. Stella

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Lindsay C. Stella is a Partner at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC and a highly respected attorney in the legal community. Ms. Stella’s practice is exclusively devoted to Family Law matters. Ms. Stella represents clients in all aspects of Family Law, with particular focus on Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, complex financial situations including maintenance and child support, contested custody and parenting time matters, cases involving mental health issues, marital business interests, and high-net worth cases. Ms. Stella has handled all types of cases from non-contested divorces to complicated high-profile disputes involving multi-million dollar estates.

Ms. Stella is a seasoned litigator, but she believes that working towards a resolution at the outset of a case is in the best interest of all parties. After working with her clients to determine their ultimate goals, Ms. Stella advises her clients about their options, provides her sensible advice, and guides them through the process. Ms. Stella earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English with high honors from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her Doctor of Law Degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. In law school, Ms. Stella focused her studies in litigation and graduated with a Concentration in Litigation. Ms. Stella joined Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC in 2011.

Ms. Stella has been named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star for eight years in a row as published in Chicago Magazine, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of Illinois attorneys under 40. Ms. Stella has also been named an Emerging Lawyer since 2017, a designation given to fewer than 2% of the attorneys in Illinois. She maintains a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo for client satisfaction. She was also named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Suburban Moms by Glancer Magazine in May 2015.

Ms. Stella is passionate about children and works with the DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers every year to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. She was instrumental in raising funds to build the Winfield location. Ms. Stella lives in Naperville with her husband and their two children.

  • Illinois, 2010
  • Northern District of Illinois, Federal Court, 2013
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2009
    • J.D., 2009, Litigation Concentration
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006
    • B.A., Dean's List, Honor Roll
  • Naperville Central High School, 2002
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Entertainment Committee Chair, 2014-2015
    • New Lawyer's Committee Chair, 2012-2013
    • New Lawyer's Committee Vice Chair, 2011-2012
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • DuPage County Family Violence Coordinating Council
  • The DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Junior Board Member, Family Shelter Services, 2013-2014
  • Elite Lawyer, 2020-Present
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-Present
  • Emerging Lawyers, 2017-2018
  • 10.0 Superb Rating on AVVO for Client Satisfaction
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, National Top Ten Attorneys Under 40, 2014
  • Top 10 Most Influential Suburban Moms (as seen in Glancer Magazine 2015)
  • Client Satisfaction Award by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Illinois Outstanding Young Women Lawyers (as seen in Chicago Magazine)
  • Law Offices of Walter R. Jackowiec III, P.C., 2010-2011
    • Associate Attorney
  • McHenry County State's Attorney's Office, 2009-2010
    • 711 Practicing Intern

John B. Kincaid

Wheaton attorney John B. Kincaid

The attorneys of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC mourn the loss of our friend and colleague John B. Kincaid. John had a long and illustrious legal career that was marked by leadership and service. His loss will be deeply felt by the legal community in DuPage County and throughout Illinois.

John received his law degree from Chicago-Kent Law School in 1963. His career in civil law lasted almost 60 years. He tried more than 100 cases involving divorce and family law, personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes, and contract law.

John was highly active in the Illinois legal community. He was a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and served as President from 1991 to 1992. He was a Board Member of the Illinois Bar Foundation from 1986 to 1999, and he served as President of the Foundation from 1996 to 1998. He also served as Director of the DuPage County Bar Foundation in 2014. John received a great deal of recognition for his service, including being honored with the Illinois State Bar Distinguished Service to the Law and Society Award and the Illinois Bar Foundation “Beacon of the Profession” Honorary Fellows Award.

John’s life was distinguished by extensive volunteer service in his community. He served as President of the Wheaton/Carol Stream chapter of United Way, legal counsel to the Friends of Danada, an elder and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church, a volunteer at Hesed House for the Homeless in Aurora, and a volunteer and driver at Hines Veterans Hospital. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, biking, international travel, deep conversations, and music of all kinds.

Born: Hinsdale, Illinois, 1938

Died: August 2019

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1963
    • J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1961
    • B.S.
  • Illinois, 1963
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1964
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • DuPage County Bar Foundation (DCBF), 2014
    • Director
  • DuPage Bar Association
    • President, 1991-1992
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, 1986-1999
    • President, 1996-1998
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rating
  • Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Illinois State Bar Distinguished Service to the Law and Society Award, 2000

Joseph F. Mirabella, Jr.

Wheaton attorney Joseph F. Mirabella Jr.

The attorneys of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC mourn the loss of our dear friend, mentor and partner Joseph F. Mirabella, Jr. For more than 50 years, Joe was an icon in the DuPage County legal community, serving as a leader and an example for everyone who had the pleasure to work with him.

After serving in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960, Joe graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1964, and he took over the legal practice established by his father, Joseph F. Mirabella, Sr. He devoted his time exclusively to family law, and after his partner John Kincaid joined the practice in 1970, the firm expanded to provide representation in civil cases, including personal injury and probate. Due to Joe’s leadership, MKFM has become the longest-running family law firm in DuPage County. Joe’s daughter Lynn Mirabella joined the firm in 2005, and Joe was proud to have her carry on the family name.

Throughout his career, Joe was committed to improving the practice of family law in DuPage County. He suggested that the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) establish a committee for family law, and he chaired this committee for many years. Through his efforts, the committee gained respectability throughout the state of Illinois. Joe also served as the Past President of the DCBA and chaired numerous other committees. He was an Assemblyman of the Illinois State Bar Association, and he served on the ISBA’s Family Law Council.

Joe received numerous honors and awards throughout his career. He was named the DuPage County “Man of the Year” in 1976 and 1977. In 2009, he received the Justice Anthony M. Peccarelli Award, which honored him for his years of service to the legal community. The DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation awarded him a Pro Bono Service Award in 2014. In 2016, he and John Kincaid received the Ralph Gabric Award from the DCBA, recognizing their character, leadership, and legal professionalism.

Joe believed in the importance of faith, family, and friends, and he always strived to lead by example. His friends included dignitaries, judges, lawyers, doctors, servers, clerks, golf pros, and garbage men. He was an inspiration to generations of lawyers, and he will be profoundly missed.

Born: 1935
Died: January 2020

  • Illinois, 1964
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1964
    • J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Illinois, 1958
    • B.S.
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member, Family Law Council
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Assemblyman
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Past President
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Chaired Numerous Committees
  • St. Joan of Arc Parish, Lisle, Illinois
    • Legal Advisor, Council Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rating
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association, "Man of the Year"
  • United States Army, Europe, 1958-1960

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