Stephen Sotelo

(Naperville, IL)
Contact: 630.428.3311
Law School: Northern Illinois University
Jurisdiction: Illinois

OVERVIEW

About Stephen Sotelo
A native of Illinois, Mr. Sotelo is the proud son of a working class family. In addition to teaching him the value of hard work, his family imparted onto him the importance of appreciation, justice, and loyalty. Mr. Sotelo graduated third in his law school class, summa cum laude, at Northern Illinois University College of Law. While there, he studied business and financial litigation courses, such as the law of business entities, debtors and creditors, secured transactions, the sale of goods, payment systems, negotiable instruments, antitrust, white collar crime, landlord-tenant, trusts and estates, advanced torts, and others. Prior to law school, Mr. Sotelo earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Governors University. This complements his years of management experience at organizations such as The Musicland Group, Gamestop, and Joann Stores. As a former real estate agent for a Coldwell Banker affiliate, Mr. Sotelo also has first-hand experience in real estate transactions. Serving as lead plaintiff, Mr. Sotelo worked with attorney David Fish in a class action lawsuit called Sotelo v. DirectRevenue, LLC, 384 F.Supp.2d 1219 (N.D. Ill. 2005). In this groundbreaking lawsuit, Mr. Sotelo alleged that the defendant illegally installed "spyware" onto millions of computers. Ultimately, the Sotelo case created a legal precedent that electronic transmissions onto a computer can constitute the intentional tort of trespass under Illinois law. This prompted a landmark injunctive settlement agreement. The Sotelo case has been cited in numerous law review articles, court cases, and newspapers, including USA Today, Legal Newsline, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Herald, The Daily Southtown, The Washington Post, and The New York Law Journal, among others. In his spare time, Mr. Sotelo enjoys volunteering for the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. He has been a volunteer
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Consumer Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    • Case-by-case basis.
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • An attorney sensitive to the financial tolls of civil litigation is crucial. With this in mind, we provide legal solutions that are no more complicated than necessary.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois 
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Education
Northern Illinois UniversityJ.D.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Professional Associations
Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council , Illinois State Bar Association
-Current
Administrative Law Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association
-Current

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Main Street Promenade
55 S. Main Street
Suite 341
Naperville, IL 60540
USA
Telephone: 630.428.3311