Megan E. Gieseler
Megan Gieseler has a tremendous amount of experience, knowledge, and vigilance in family law cases. She is well versed and knowledgeable about the applicable statutes and case law. Ms. Gieseler’s family law clients often refer to her as their personal "pit bull." She handles contested divorces and post-decree matters involving complicated property divisions, maintenance calculations, and business evaluations. In addition, Ms. Gieseler excels in contested custody cases for paternity and divorce clients. She has the winning combination of empathy and kindness for her clients and assertiveness and intelligence required for the courtroom.
Ms. Gieseler fights vigilantly for her immigration clients. Not only is Attorney Gieseler familiar with the decorum and procedure of Immigration Court, but she also is knowledgeable and well versed in current immigration law, including all forms of relief. She has successfully obtained legal permanent resident status for immigrants with certain criminal backgrounds. Ms. Gieseler firmly believes that everyone deserves a second chance and fights hard to argue the same to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you want someone to fight for you and your children in a custody case, then Megan Gieseler is the right attorney for you. She has significant experience and success in obtaining legal permanent resident status for clients. In one instance, Ms. Gieseler was so proficient in her legal abilities that she obtained work authorization for a client so fast that the client could accept a job offer.
"My experience with this law firm was wonderful. All the people I came in contact with, from when I first called, everyone was so nice. My attorney was so understanding. She really seemed to be concerned and was so helpful. I told my family and friends about my experience and highly recommend this firm. Thank you for helping me, when I needed it." - P. B.
Throughout her career, Ms. Gieseler has appeared and successfully argued contested motions and briefs in several counties, including, but not limited to: DeKalb, DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, and Winnebago County. In addition to local counties, Ms. Gieseler has also appeared and argued in Chicago's Immigration courts and assisted many clients during their immigration interviews with USCIS in Chicago. Over the years Ms. Gieseler has appeared in front of several judges in these counties and has become familiar with the decorum and procedures of their courthouses. She has become well-versed with the judges' standing orders and has witnessed how they rule on a variety of matters, which allows Ms. Gieseler to tailor her cases accordingly. It makes a difference to have local counsel, and Ms. Gieseler brings that to the table with her clients.
Ms. Gieseler has built her career on the principal of helping her clients on a personal level and is committed to serving the community, whenever possible. Her effervescent and down-to-earth personality instills Ms. Gieseler's clients with a strong sense of comfort while working through what is often a difficult time in their lives.
She has performed volunteer work throughout her years as an attorney; offering pro bono legal services at the DuPage County Help Desk, participating in animal adoption drives, and assisting with toy drives for under-privileged families. Ms. Gieseler derives great reward from helping improve the lives of her clients and her practice has allowed her to do so for individuals from all walks of life.
- State of Illinois Bar, November 2009
- U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts, June/July 2010
- DuPage County Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
Honors and Awards:
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2017
- B.A., University of Connecticut, Summa Cum Laude
- Graduated with Honors
- Pi Sigma Alpha-National Political Science Honors Fraternity
- University Scholar, New England Scholar
- Study for Presidency Fellowship
- J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Charles Evans Moot Court Competition
- Intellectual Property Certificate
- Dean's List
- Capital of Europe Study Abroad Program