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Anthony R. Scifo

Anthony R. Scifo is a duly licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, admitted in November 2007. He is experienced in the practice of civil litigation, particularly family law litigation and probate litigation. Anthony is an experienced and Court approved Guardian ad Litem for the Family Law Divisions of Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, and DeKalb County. Further, he is a Court approved Guardian ad Litem for the Adoption Division and the Probate Division in Kane County, Illinois.

Anthony is also an experienced and Court-Approved Family Law Mediator in DuPage County, DeKalb County, and Kendall County. In November 2015, Anthony was invited by INADR to be a Judge for the 16th Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Drake University Law School and helped other Mediators from around the country to Judge said tournament, many of whom are involved heavily in academia. Anthony is also an experienced and Court approved Arbitration Judge in Kane County, Illinois, and regularly scheduled for this role.

Anthony was a regular bi-monthly legal columnist for the Kane County Chronicle with regard to general legal matters from 2013 through 2014. Additionally, he has written five publications for the Kane County Bar Briefs, topics of which have extended from a dissertation on the Servicemember Civil Relief Act and its effects on civil proceedings to a case history on the Illinois Loss Recovery Act.

As of July 2016, Anthony will be the Assistant Editor to the Bar Briefs, the legal journal published by the Kane County Bar Association. Additionally, he will be the Committee Chair for the Estate & Probate Collegium Committee, which is devoted to the exploration of complex legal issues that arise during the course of either probate administration or probate litigation.

Anthony is a regular volunteer for the Kane County "Lawyer in the Library" Pro Bono Program with regard to family law matters, a regular volunteer for the Kane County Lawyer in the Lobby Pro Bono Program with regard to general civil litigation matters, and regularly assists Prairie State Legal Services and Administer Justice by accepting pro bono clients. Anthony enjoys devoting his time and legal help to others afflicted with complex litigation as time permits.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2008
  • Illinois, 2007

Certifications

  • Court-Approved Guardian Ad Litem, Family Law Division, Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, DeKalb County
  • Court-Approved Guardian ad Litem, Adoption Division and the Probate Division, Kane County
  • Court-Approved Family Law Mediator, DuPage County, DeKalb County, Kendall County
  • Court-Approved Arbitration Judge, Kane County

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kane County Bar Association
    • Assistant Editor, Bar Briefs
    • Committee Chair, Estate & Probate Collegium Committee

Publications and Seminars

  • Judge, 16th Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament, International Academy of Dispute Resolution
  • Author, Five Article Series on the Servicemember Civil Relief Act and Illinois Loss Recovery Act, Kane County Bar Briefs
  • Bi-Monthly Columnist, Kane County Chronicle, 2013-2014

Pro Bono Work

  • Volunteer, Family Law and Civil Litigation Matters, Kane County Lawyer in the Library Pro Bono Program
  • Volunteer, Prairie State Legal Services and Administer Justice
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