Stephanie Capps

Stephanie A. Capps

Stephanie is the founder and principal attorney of The Capps Law Firm. She built the firm on the belief that clients want a lawyer who is personable and understanding yet aggressive and results oriented.

Stephanie initially began her career at a business and commercial litigation firm where she represented businesses and individuals in all stages of litigation. She also handled the formation of business entities, the negotiation of shareholder agreements and prenuptial agreements, corporate dissolutions, and prepared estate planning documents for high net worth individuals and couples.

Stephanie’s experience allows her to approach your needs from the perspective of a business litigator. She currently counsels clients on all aspects of estate planning and trust administration. She understands that devising an estate plan is important for her client's overall mental and financial health. She often times travels to her client's homes to ensure their comfort and convenience throughout the process.

Stephanie also counsels clients on family law matters including maintenance, child support and other financial issues surrounding divorce, along with parenting time and parental decisions. She delivers timely advice and realistic expectations, qualities that her clients appreciate. Stephanie has been twice named a Top 40 under 40 in family and matrimonial law. She has been appointed to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council three years in a row, where she is responsible for reviewing and drafting legislation as it relates to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Stephanie also serves as a certified mediator where her business acumen and empathy for others allows her to help parties settle complex disputes in a private setting outside of the courtroom.

Bar Admissions:

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Illinois Supreme Court

Education:

Center for Conflict Resolution, Certified Mediator

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Family Law Trial Advocate

California Western School of Law, Juris Doctorate, cum laude

DePaul University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude

Publications:

"Fee, fie, foe...fee? Fee Awards Under 750 ILCS 5/508(a)," Stephanie Capps, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 62, No. 5, December 2018.

"New Federal Tax Implications on Maintenance Payors and Recipients”, Stephanie Capps, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 60, No. 8, February 2018.

"New Maintenance Guidelines for Divorcing Spouses”, Stephanie Capps, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 61, No. 7, January 2018.

“New Income Shares Guidelines: Benefit of Detriment to Your Client?”, Stephanie Capps, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 61, No.1, July 2017.

“Protecting Against Illicit Access to Implantable Medical Devices”, Stephanie Capps, J. Biolaw & Bus., Vol. 13 Nos 1 & 2, 2010.

Awards and Recognitions

Three times appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, 2017/2018, 2018/2019, and 2019/2020.

Twice named a Top 40 Under 40 in Family and Matrimonial Law by the National Advocates, 2017, 2018.

Selected for inclusion, "Women in Law," Chicago Lawyer, July 2018.

Featured, “Will the New Child Support Guidelines Help or Hurt Your Client?”, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 105, September 2017.

Featured, Res Ispa, California Western School of Law, “Alumni Affairs”, Volume XVII, Number 1, Summer 2016.

Featured, Chicago Scene (CS), Social Circles “Bling it On”, Swarovski Red Carpet Event, Modernluxury.com, December 2015.

Guest Lecturer, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Section, “Avoiding Malpractice in Family Law Matters”, 2014.

Recognized for obtaining a favorable trial court decision in a highly contested custody battle, Illinois Divorce Digest, “Grandparent’s Custody Visitation Campaign Ends”, 2013.

Guest Blogger, Today’s Chicago Woman, “Skype Visitation Leaves Parents Unfulfilled”, 2013.

Featured, Lawyers.com, “What’s Wrong with that Doggie in the Window”, 2013.

Guest Lecturer, Chicago Bar Association, “Animal Law and Class Actions”, 2012.

Featured, "Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Happiness is Pets," Companion Animal Protection Society, February 2012.

Professional Memberships and Volunteer Services

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Chicago Bar Association, Member

Professional Women's Club of Chicago, Member

Union League Club of Chicago, Member

Judicial Evaluation Committee, Volunteer Hearing Officer

Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Attorney

Puppy Mill Project, Volunteer co-chair of the Educational Subcommittee


Grace M. Rohan

Grace serves as of-counsel to The Capps Law Firm. She counsels clients on a wide range of divorce-related matters, such as child custody/decision-making, child support, college contribution, maintenance/alimony, visitation/parenting time, relocation and removal, property division, parentage, contempt and enforcement proceedings, legal separation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, LGBTQ family law matters, domestic violence, post-dissolution conflicts, and financial planning.

Grace has completed the Divorce Mediation Skills Training program at Northwestern University, which skills and techniques she uses to resolve both amicable and high-conflict family matters. She has received a Clients' Choice award on the online attorney rating system AVVO because of her positive reviews from former clients. She has also been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine, a designation given to fewer than 2% of the attorneys in Illinois.

Grace spent eight years practicing exclusively family law at a large well-known Chicago family law firm prior to beginning her own practice. Grace is the founder of Rohan Law, LLC, where she continues to exclusively practice family law

Bar Admissions:

Illinois Supreme Court

Education:

Northwestern University Divorce Mediation Skills Training, Certified Mediator

Chicago Kent College of Law, Dean’s Honor List, Juris Doctorate

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Dean’s Honor List, Bachelor of Science

Awards and Recognitions

Named an Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyer’s Magazine

Recipient, AVVO Client’s Choice Award

Professional Memberships and Volunteer Services

Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, Member

Illinois State Bar Association, Member


Lee C. Oliff

Lee serves as of-counsel to The Capps Law Firm. He advises each client in a professional, approachable, and articulate manner. His strategic focus and legal understanding allows him to assist clients in achieving their particularized goals.

Lee represents clients primarily in business law and transactional matters including corporate formation, governance and compliance operations, negotiation of agreements, business restructuring and organization, and estate planning. Lee holds a Series 65 Investment Adviser License allowing him to further address and recognize the individualized needs of each client including retirement planning, asset and wealth succession strategies and fiduciary responsibilities.

Lee also serves as general counsel of a registered investment advising firm where he assists in legal and compliance matters along with estate planning and real estate. He is the founder of Oliff Law, LLC. Lee’s commitment to his clients has never wavered and remains the cornerstone of his professional experience.

Admissions:

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Illinois Supreme Court

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Education:

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctorate

University of Kansas, Bachelor of Science

Additional Licenses:

Series 65 Investment Adviser License

Professional Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association

Decalogue Society of Lawyers

Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys

Sports Lawyers Association


David J. Malter

David serves as of-counsel to The Capps Law Firm. He concentrates his practice solely in the area of matrimonial and family law and has over 30 years of experience. David has represented mothers, fathers, husbands and wives in contested family law matters throughout Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Will and Kendall Counties.

David puts his unwavering concern for children at the forefront of his cases. Being a prior litigant himself, David understands that divorce, especially when children are involved, is one of the most difficult situations a person can encounter. As a result, he explains the law to his clients so they fully understand their rights while also stressing the importance of picking and choosing their battles. He provides consistent updates to his clients to ensure that they remain aware of the status of their case and affords practical advice in accordance with the applicable laws.

David counsels clients on all aspects of family law including child support, maintenance, asset and debt division, parental responsibilities and parenting time. While David makes every effort to settle his cases, whether it is through settlement conferences, pretrial conferences or mediation, he stands firm and ready to take any issue to hearing or trial. David is the founder of The Law Offices of David J. Malter.

Admissions:

Illinois Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Illinois Supreme Court

Education:

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctorate

University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science

 

 

The Capps Law Firm

53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 957

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Phone: (312) 626-2111 Fax: (312) 984-1504