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Family lawyer Terry Fawell has practiced law for more than 30 years. Since 1980, she has concentrated her practice in the western Chicago suburbs on family law issues such as divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, adoptions and name changes. She is also a trained mediator and currently serves as chairperson for the DuPage County mandatory arbitration program.

Ms. Fawell is joined in practice by her son, Alex Fawell. Mr. Fawell handles all types of family law and criminal matters, including drug crimes, traffic offenses, DUI, sex crimes, weapons offenses and domestic violence. Mr. Fawell fights for his clients’ rights with professional, aggressive representation.

Whether you are seeking to protect your rights, keep your driver’s license, avoid a conviction on your record or simply secure the best possible outcome in your case, you can rely on Mr. Fawell to advocate for you. He handles misdemeanors and felonies in Cook, DuPage, Will and Kane counties.

Contact us today if you need assistance with any of the following: 

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Traffic/DUI
  • Juvenile
  • Domestic Violence

Call 630-687-8829 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Terry Fawell


  • Illinois, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1979


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D. - 1975
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, B.A. cum laude - 1972
    • Honors: Economics Honor Society - Omicron Delta Epsilon Representative

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Committee, 1975 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1975 - Present
  • Du Page County Mandatory Arbitration Program, Chairperson, 1989
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Moderator, 1984
  • Du Page County, Illinois, Public Defender, 1975 – 1980
  • Member & Chairperson, Du Page County Mandatory Arbitration Program, 1989 - Present
  • Family Law Moderator ICLE, 1984 - Present

­­­Attorney Alex James Fawell

Bar Admissions:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Traffic/DUI
  • Juvenile
  • Domestic Violence


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 01/2015
    • Honors: Moot Court Executive Board
    • Honors: Coach for an intrascholastic mock trial competition for first-year law students
  • The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: English Literature

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Third Best Advocate - 2014 Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
  • Third Place Overall, Second Place Oralist Team - 2013 Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition

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