Todd J. Polito

Todd J. Polito

Attorney at McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Illinois
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Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, Todd has been surrounded by legal role models his entire life. His father, the Honorable Joseph C. Polito (retired) built a highly successful legal practice in Will County before being appointed as an Associate Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, which gave Todd the opportunity to regularly interact with many of his father’s colleagues and fueled his passion for the legal profession at a young age.

Todd served in the United States Navy for four years, earning the prestigious Naval Achievement medal before being honorably discharged. Upon returning to civilian life, Todd built a successful 12-year business career as an executive with Marriott International hotels.

Over time Todd came to the realization that his true calling was in the legal field and left to pursue his legal career. He joins McNamara, Phelan, McSteen with extensive criminal and family law experience with another successful local firm. Todd takes great pride in striving to be the most prepared lawyer when appearing in any matter. He communicates regularly and openly with his clients to ensure they are actively involved in the direction of their case.

Todd is married with two children and resides in the northwest suburbs. He and his wife, Amanda, are avid outdoors people, spending most free time hiking, running, canoeing and biking. Todd also finds time to coach his kids’ sports teams and occasionally swings a golf club.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Drivers license reinstatement
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC
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Associate Counsel
Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Contract Attorney
Intern / 711
Kane County State's Attorneys Office
Assigned to the DUI division. Worked the bench and wrote orders for an extremely busy court call. 2nd Chaired DUI, Domestic Abuse and Felony Drug Trials. Conducted legal research, direct examinations, and cross-examinations.
Law Clerk / Judicial Intern
18th Judicial Circuit Court - Wheaton, IL
Assigned to the Chancery & Law division. Worked with 14 judges and two staff attorneys. Drafted opinions and wrote memoranda regarding difficult legal issues and summarizing the current status of the law.
Board of Director
Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
General Manager
Marriot International
Aviation Maintenance Administration Specialist
US Navy
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Northern Illinois University
B.S. (2007) | Liberal Arts - Pre Law Emphasis
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Illinois State University
(1998) Business & Finance
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6309930
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Will County Bar Association
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DuPage County Bar Association
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Family Law Section Illinois State Bar Association
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Chicago Bar Association / Wills for Heros
Volunteer -Social Services
Activities: Volunteer for "Wills for Heroes" which provides free estate planning for greater Chicago area first responders.
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Contact & Map
McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC
3601 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Telephone: (815) 727-0100