Elgin Office | 847-426-1866

St. Charles Office | 630-945-8807

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Focused on Family Law:

Divorce, Custody and Matrimonial Matters

Focused on Family Law:

Divorce, Custody and Matrimonial Matters

Focused on Family Law:

Divorce, Custody and Matrimonial Matters

Elgin, Illinois Divorce Attorneys


Full-Service Law Firm for Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Real Estate Matters

When you hire an attorney, it is critical that you receive sound advice and quality representation. At Pucci | Pirtle, we work diligently at developing personal relationships with our clients, which is the first step in any quality legal representation. We are sensitive to the needs of every one of our clients, and we are here to advocate for you, whatever your legal issues may be. Our attorneys provide you with honest and open communication to ensure you always know where you stand, and we offer quick, efficient, and thoughtful responses to your questions and concerns. Our team will stand by you, every step of the way, while protecting your rights and providing you with the experienced representation you deserve.

Kane, McHenry, and DuPage County Family Law Attorneys

If you are facing a family law issue, such as divorce, child custody (now considered and called "allocation of parental responsibilities"), parentage, or child support, our experienced lawyers will address your concerns with the utmost respect. Our firm also focuses on assisting clients with high-asset divorce matters including business valuations, retirement protection, division of property, and hidden assets. We understand just how important your family is and how emotional these legal battles often are; that is why we are committed to protecting your best interests and those of your children above all else.

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Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation


Few matters can be as frightening as those involving criminal charges. Your life, future, and family can all be affected. Job opportunities, housing options, and even educational access can be limited. Our attorneys are known for taking an aggressive approach to criminal law matters. We represent Northern Illinois clients against criminal charges of DUI, drug possession, and domestic battery. Consult with our attorneys and find out how we can help mitigate your criminal charges.

Skilled Real Estate Law Firm

Buying or selling a home or investment property can be an exciting but complicated legal process, full of potential pitfalls and confusion. Our experienced real estate lawyers can help pave the way for a smoother path, protect your interests, and assist you in working toward the most favorable outcome possible. We provide swift and personalized attention to meet your real estate transaction needs.

Legal Professionals You Can Trust

At Pucci | Pirtle, our skilled team provides knowledgeable representation for family law, criminal defense, and real estate matters. We defend your rights, take assertive action, and serve as unmatched advocates for you and your family in and out of the courtroom. Schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your legal needs. Contact us at our Elgin office (847-426-1866) or St. Charles, Illinois office (630-945-8807) today. We serve the surrounding areas of Algonquin, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Hampshire, Batavia and Geneva, as well as throughout Kane, McHenry, and DuPage Counties.

Julia A. Pucci

Julia A. Pucci

managing partner

Julia A. Pucci, managing partner with Pucci | Pirtle, focuses her practice in the areas of divorce and custody litigation. Ms. Pucci attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Sociology and Political Science. Ms. Pucci subsequently earned her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. During her law school career, Julia taught legal research and writing as a teaching assistant and was also active in the mediation clinic where she obtained her mediation certification.

Julie M. Pirtle

Julie M. Pirtle


Julie M. Pirtle has been a partner at Pucci | Pirtle since our formation in April of 2013. Ms. Pirtle began her career as an attorney at Schwarz & Pucci, LLC with Attorney Julia Pucci. She concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, including divorce and custody matters, and residential real estate transactions. Ms. Pirtle graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois College of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Northern Illinois University.

Thomas B. Spencer, IV

Thomas B. Spencer, IV


Thomas B. Spencer, IV earned his Bachelor of Arts from Truman State University in 2002 and graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois College of Law in 2006. He then began his career practicing law as a prosecutor for several cities and villages in McHenry County, Illinois. Since leaving prosecution in 2008, he has concentrated his practice in the areas of criminal defense and family matters, including divorce, custody (now known as allocation of parental responsibilities), and domestic violence matters.

Kane County Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association McHenry County Bar Association

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Providing the Answers You Need

At Pucci | Pirtle, many of our clients often have similar questions. While no two cases are exactly the same, there are often principles that apply to a variety of situations. We have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions along with helpful answers from our experienced attorneys.







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