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William J. Stogsdill
  • William J. Stogsdill


William J. Stogsdill joined The Stogsdill Law Firm, P. C. in April of 2012. Since joining the firm, Will has primarily focused on practice in the area of family law. Will has worked on complex financial estates , custody disputes, negotiating property and custody settlements, and orders of protection. In 2011, Will was published in the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Handbook as a Co-Author with William J. Stogsdill, of the chapter entitled, "Division of Retirement Benefits in Dissolution Proceedings."

Prior to joining The Stogsdill Law Firm, P. C., Will worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau of DuPage County from 2009-2012 . He prosecuted over 100 trials, and achieved a 91% conviction rate in jury trials. While working as an Assistant State's Attorney, Will sat for the Florida Bar Exam. In 2011, Will was sworn in to the Florida Bar.Will is a board member of the Ambassadors for Vision , a charity board whose mission includes raising funds for the Illinois Eye Bank, an organization dedicated to the restoration of sight.

Will earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in 2009. While at John Marshall , Will was a member the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board, Moot Court Honors Council, and participated in trial advocacy competitions. In 2008, Will was the team captain of the team that represented John Marshall in the National Trial Advocacy Competition. Will is also a trained Guardian ad Litem.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 2011
  • Illinois, 2009


  • The John Marshall Law School, 2009
    • J.D.
  • Clemson University, 2005
    • B.S., Financial Management, Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:

  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Member
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Previous Member
  • Robert E. Jones AIC of DuPage County
    • Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Criminal Prosecutor's Bureau of DuPage County, 2009-2012
    • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Federal District Court of Honorable Judge John Darrah
    • Judicial Externship
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Office of the States Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State's Attorney 2006-2007
  • Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • AVVO Clients Choice
    Clients' Choice
  • I would highly recommend Tony Sammarco to anyone needing a divorce lawyer. He explained all my options to me and he made sure I understood the process. I am glad I had him there to help me through this difficult time.

  • Thank you doesn’t seem enough for all that Bill Stogsdill and Brett Williamson have done not only for me, but my children as well. When I first met both of these gentlemen, each presented themselves with such self-confidence. I instantly knew...

  • The Stogsdill Law Firm and I were able to obtain sole custody of my son. I am fortunate for the outcome and I am to be a father to my son. Secondly, my ex-spouse was awarded limited portion of the marital estate. Bryan Estes is more than an excellent lawyer...

  • Whenever my opinion is asked by any of my clients, friends or family regarding what law firm someone should use for their divorce my answer is always the same –The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. The kids and I are forever indebted to Bill and his firm.

  • Bryan's ability to listen and understand my situation and then offer his advice on how we should proceed was the main reasons I hired Bryan as my attorney. That was the best decision I made, for myself and my children. Bryan helped develop action plans as well as a strategy ...

  • I wanted to thank you for your professional and respectful help with my case. Before entering your law firm, I felt as if my life might be at an end. After being greeted by your office manager, I was completely put at ease. Then after my consultation with you, I knew I was in good hands...

  • Mr. Smit has demonstrated a high degree of loyalty and trust worthiness to his work and to his associates. Justin certainly is an asset to your Law Firm, his organization skills are second to none. I have and will continue to recommend Justin ...

  • I recently made the life-altering decision of ending a 30 year marriage. While the support of family and friends was very important, I knew that choosing the right attorney was vital. In large part, my future would be determined by his legal advice and skills…

  • You've clearly established a client-focus in your office -- providing your clients with the warmth and understanding they need as they go through a very difficult time. Thank you, again, for all your help.

  • Taking that step to file for divorce was probably one of the most life changing decisions I have ever made. The process is very painful and emotionally draining. I retained Robert Boyd and Justin Smit of The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C...

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