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Michelle R. Mosby-Scott is the founder and Managing Partner of the firm Allison & Mosby-Scott where she heads the firm’s Family Law practice and leads and directs the firm’s overall practice. Michelle limits her practice to the area of family law. She regularly represents clients in divorce/dissolution of marriage, child custody, child support, pension division, removal, maintenance/alimony and post decree matters. She has tried hundreds of family law matters during the course of her practice. From this Michelle has developed excellent skills both in trials and negotiations which she leverages to the benefit of the firm’s clients.
Michelle is proud that most of her clients have been referred to her by previous clients or fellow attorneys. These referrals recognize Michelle’s experience, commitment to aggressive representation and focus on achieving client goals. Michelle knows that going through a family law matter is difficult and provides each client with the personal attention they need to accomplish their goals.
A native of Illinois, Michelle R. Mosby-Scott grew up in Southern Illinois. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Eastern Illinois University. Michelle then attended Southern Illinois University where she obtained her Juris Doctor. In law school, Michelle served as Survey Editor of the Law Journal and was selected to participate in the Moot Court program her second and third years. Immediately after graduation, Michelle relocated to Central Illinois where she began practicing law. Michelle founded the law firm of Allison & Mosby-Scott in 2000 with William Allison.
Michelle is a published author and has held leadership positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In 2016 Michelle was selected for membership in The National Advocates: Top 100 for the state of Illinois. Membership in The National Advocates: Top 100 is limited to the Top 100 Lawyers from each state or region who serve individuals and families in the legal system.
Michelle and Michael, her husband of over two decades, have three children and live in Bloomington, IL. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travel.
Illinois State Bar Association (Member, Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board, 1997-2001)
American Bar Association (Past Chair, Tort and Insurance Section)
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Robert Underwood Inn of Court.
Fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation.
Author: Chapter, Reformation of Contracts, Illinois Continuing Legal Education, 2001.
Co- Author: Guide to Illinois QILDRO, Illinois Bar journal, 1999;
Protecting Evidence of Self-Critical Analysis, Illinois Bar Journal, 2000.
Certified Arbitrator, McLean County, 1999.
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (1996)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1996)
In 2017 Michelle was selected for membership in The American Red Cross Claire Barton Society. The Clara Barton Society is a select group of philanthropic leaders who help ensure that the Red Cross will always be there to save and rebuild lives. Society members join in the humanitarian heritage that Clara Barton began when she founded the American Red Cross more than a century ago and embody her spirited approach to helping others.
In 2016 Michelle was selected for membership in the The National Advocates: Top 100 for the state of Illinois. Membership in the The National Advocates: Top 100 is limited to the Top 100 Lawyers from each state or region who serve individuals and families in the legal system.
Michael T. Scott is an attorney and partner at Allison & Mosby-Scott where he heads the firm’s Business Law, Estate Planning and Personal Injury practices and serves as President of Allison & Mosby-Scott Risk Management, the firm’s risk management consulting practice. Michael’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation; business organization and transactions; mergers and acquisitions; ERISA; contracts; crop insurance, captive insurance company taxation, formation and regulation, estate planning and personal injury. Michael leverages his 25 years of legal experience and his unique skills as a strategic thinker and problem solver to help clients solve complex legal issues and to achieve their strategic goals.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was Vice President, Insurance & Risk Management at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and President and General Counsel of Agrinational Insurance Company, the captive insurance company of ADM. Under his leadership Agrinational became one of the most admired captive insurance companies in the world. Agrinational was named the 2012 Captive Insurance Company Association Outstanding Captive award winner as well as the 2012 World Captive Forum Award of Excellence winner. Agrinational was also one of the ﬁrst companies to receive Department of Labor approval to reinsure US employee beneﬁts.
Michael also has extensive experience in business formation, mergers and acquisitions and regulation. He oversaw the acquisition of a crop insurance MGA, its growth to $550 million of gross written premium, and ultimately its sale for a gain of $120 million. He was also responsible for the formation and operation of an Illinois captive insurance subsidiary and the acquisition and operation of an Arizona insurer licensed in 42 states.
Michael is a frequent speaker on risk management, insurance, and captives and is a published author who has served on many boards. He is a faculty member of the National Alliance for Insurance Education, he served as a Director and member of the Audit Committee of United Insurance Company, a Cayman Island insurer, served on the Chubb and Swiss Re Client Advisory Panels and currently serves as a Director for the Captive Insurance Companies Association. He has also served in leadership roles at the American and Illinois State Bar Associations.
Prior to his time at ADM, Michael served as a corporate attorney for State Farm Insurance Companies in Bloomington, Illinois. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Vermont, Michael holds the CPA, CRM, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, FLMI, ARM, ARC, AIC, AMIM, ARe, AIAF, AU, and CGMA designations. He is also a member of the Lawyers of Distinction and has been recognized as the Top 100 in business law by the Association of American Trial Lawyers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Michael and Michelle, his wife of over twenty-five years, have three children and live in Bloomington, IL. Michael enjoys golf, sports with his kids, and travel.
Angela K. Skinner is an attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott where she heads the firm’s Appeals and Creditors’ Rights practices. Angela’s practice areas include appeals, creditors’ rights and family law. Angela uses her experience and knowledge of the law as well as her courtroom skills to help clients achieve their goals.
A lifelong resident of Central Illinois, Angela K. Skinner grew up in Normal, Illinois. Angela graduated from Illinois State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and she also completed a Master of Arts in History from Illinois State University in 2011. Ms. Skinner then attended the University of Illinois College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor magna cum laude. While in law school Angela served as an editor for the renowned Elder Law Journal and completed numerous internships, enhancing her knowledge of various areas of the law and honing her courtroom skills. She worked as a legal intern at Allison & Mosby-Scott following her second year of law school.
Following graduation from law school, Ms. Skinner worked as an adjunct instructor for the University of Illinois College of Law, teaching legal writing and research to international students prior to joining Allison & Mosby-Scott
Angela lives in Bloomington with her husband, Alex, and enjoys running, reading, trivia and spending time with friends and family.
Derek J. Luster is an attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott where he practices business law, as well as providing risk management consulting for the firm’s risk management consulting practice, Allison & Mosby-Scott Risk Management. Derek’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation; business organization and transactions; mergers and acquisitions; ERISA; agreements and contracts; captive insurance company taxation, formation, and regulation; real estate; and wills, trusts, and probate. Derek leverages his 13-plus years of legal experience and his broad knowledge-base to assist clients in resolving complex legal and business issues so they may reach their goals.
Prior to joining the firm, Derek was Senior Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), a publicly-traded, Fortune 50 company. While in this role, Derek was entrusted with handling extraordinary large and complex cross-border transactions, including a $3 billion acquisition of a European flavorings business, the $1.3 billion sale of ADM’s cocoa processing business to a sovereign wealth fund, the $400 million sale of ADM’s chocolate business to a direct competitor of ADM and the $120 million sale of ADM’s Crop Risk Services to a private buyer. Before taking on the role of Senior Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Derek served as Senior Counsel – Business Law at ADM, handling multiple sensitive and complex transactional and commercial issues.
A native of Central Illinois, Derek grew up in a small farming community prior to attending college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. When enrolled there, he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with specializations in both Investments and Banking, and a minor in Accounting. Derek then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law while also working for ADM’s Insurance and Risk Management Department.
Derek and his wife, Alexandra, have two dogs. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, outdoor activities, and travel.
Derek is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Vermont.
Michael L. Fenger is an attorney with Allison & Mosby-Scott. Michael’s practice focuses on estate planning and probate, family law & civil litigation. His practice areas also include creditors rights, landlord tenant law and mechanic’s liens. His litigation experience allows him to assist clients in these practice areas throughout Central Illinois. His ability to analyze the issues, engage in high conflict & high asset negotiations often allow him to bring cases to a successful conclusion in advance of trial. However, his litigation experience has yielded excellent results for his clients when settlement cannot be achieved.
Michael was born and raised in Bloomington. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Michael then went on to get his J.D. from Chicago’s John Marshall Law School in 2015. While in law school Michael was active in John Marshall’s Fair Housing Legal Clinic and garnered courtroom experience with his 711 certificate with the Cook County Public Defender’s Felony Trial Division. Michael began his career in private practice in Macon County where he represented financial institutions in creditor’s rights matters. Michael has continued his work in civil law and has had a growing concentration in family law since 2016, in large part due to his success in that arena.
Michael enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan.
Matthew E. Butler is a seasoned attorney and litigator with Allison & Mosby-Scott who has been zealously representing clients for six years. Matthew concentrates his practice on DUI, traffic, family law, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases. His practice areas also include creditors rights and landlord tenant disputes.
Matthew was born and raised in Bloomington. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Matthew also received a Master’s of Arts degree in Spanish from Illinois State University in 2007. Matthew graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2012 with his law degree. While in law school, Matthew interned with the McLean County State’s Attorney’s office. He started his career as an attorney in McLean County litigating creditor’s rights and criminal defense matters. Matthew has also practiced as an assistant Public Defender in Macon County handling criminal defense cases as well as juvenile abuse and neglect cases.
In his free time he enjoys fishing, playing guitar and spending time with his wife.
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What They’re Saying
“Michelle and all of her support staff were wonderful to work with. They treated us courteously and professionally. They show compassion for the situation, were easy to talk to, quick to answer email questions and explain things to make sure you understand.”Krista
“Michelle has built quite a reputation in McLean County, IL, surpassing everyone else as THE divorce (family law) attorney. My goal was to get through a divorce as inexpensively and successfully as possible. Michelle and her staff delivered. Take it from a father of five married for 18+ years…the smart money is on Michelle. Hire her before your soon-to-be-ex does.”A Client
“Michelle Mosby-Scott has fought for me and my son in court for years with impeccable professionalism. She continues to have the legal intellect and fight to face every issue head on, in and out of court. I have, and always will have complete trust in her abilities to face any challenge brought her way. There have been incredible mountains that she has climbed on our behalf; I am forever grateful to her and her professional, caring staff for many years of dedication. Thank you so very much!”Julia Stewart
“I was very pleased with how they were there for me with every question I had. The office of Allison & Mosby-Scott and my lawyer Angela made me feel like I was a human being not a paycheck to them. Very friendly when I had to bring my 3 year old with me to appointments with my lawyer. They just understood!! I would highly recommend the office and Angela Skinner!! Angela did a amazing thorough job!! I couldn't of asked for a better lawyer for a very long divorce case involving 4 kids. Thanks a ton for everything!!!”KamiGoogle Review
“Excellent service and my attorney completed my case in a very speedy and timely manner. If you need an attorney for a divorce case of any kind that they handle here, this is the place to go. Excellent all around. I loved working with them.”MichaelGoogle Review
“My case was an extremely difficult one. I felt hopeless that I would not get the result my family needed. This all changed when I retained my lawyer, Michael Fenger of Allison and Mosby-Scott. The firm worked hard on my case to produce the results I needed. Though my case was out of Livingston Co., they were still willing to represent me. My case was resolved in a timely manner. While my case was being resolved they helped me obtain more time with my child until custody was restored to me. Their dedication and passion to my case was unwavering. Because of my lawyer Michael Fenger and Allison and Mosby-Scott, my family is restored and I can be a full time mother to my child again. I highly recommend Allison and Mosby-Scott and more specifically My lawyer Michael Fenger! Thank you for everything you did.”ShayndenGoogle Review