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Misty J. Cygan
  • Business Law, Divorce, Family Law ...
  • Florida, Illinois
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Reviewed by Jillian Tattersall November 14, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Misty is motivated by a love of the practice of law and a desire to help others. She is extremely intelligent and experienced. She works hard to provide the best possible representation and services to her clients.
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Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with dual degrees. During her four years in the military, Misty was responsible for producing a weekly flying and aircraft maintenance schedule for a fleet of 24 F-15 fighter jets. Misty also provided support for Operation Noble Eagle in response to the 9/11 attacks.

At the core of Misty’s practice is her love of the law and her desire to help people. Her practice focuses on representing small business owners in business disputes, family law (i.e., divorce, child custody, and child support issues), estate planning and personal injury.

Misty’s passion of the law is exceeded only by her love for animals. She also currently volunteers with PAWS Chicago, the area’s largest no kill humane organization. An animal-lover since she was a child in rural Wisconsin, Misty assists fellow animal-lovers in providing for their pets after they are gone or can no longer care for them. There are several ways to provide for your pet, including wills and trusts for animals.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Foreclosure Defense
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
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  • Google Duo
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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  • English
Professional Experience
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North Carolina Wesleyan College
B.A. (2005) | Criminal Justice, Psychology
Honors: summa cum laude
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Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
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PAWS Chicago
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Illinois State Bar Association
Task Force Member on Unauthorized Practice of Law
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Articles & Publications
A defamation action under Rule 224 is not afforded First Amendment protections so long as the “necessity” requirement is met”
Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs, vol 61, no. 3, October 2015
Developments in piercing the corporate veil
Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs, vol. 59, no. 12
Say Goodbye to Boilerplate Objections & Responses to Discovery Requests
Illinois State Bar Association Trial Briefs, May, 2017
The concept of ‘inherent power’ does not divest a circuit court of its jurisdiction
Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs, vol 60, no. 10, April 2015
Websites & Blogs
Misty April Cygan's Website Profile
Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law Website
Contact & Map
Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law
Park Ridge Office
15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Telephone: (847) 823-9034
Fax: (847) 823-9393
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evening and weekend hours are available upon request.
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