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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.
Sandra Molinari is an experienced attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott. Sandra focuses her practice primarily on Family Law and Immigration. Her practice also includes Expungement and Sealing of Civil Matters.
Sandra was originally born and raised in Brazil where she was first licensed to practice law and where she acquired experience in family, consumer, election, and administrative law. In December 2014 Sandra moved to the United States and brought with her the passion, determination, and dedication to start her law career in a new country. Sandra founded her own company where she provided legal services in family law and immigration and Brazilian civil litigation and negotiations. Acting as “a bridge” in legal matters between Brazil and the U.S./Illinois was also part of the services provided by her. Prior to joining Allison & Mosby-Scott, Sandra spent over 18 months at McLean County States Attorney’s Office in the Child Support Enforcement Unit where she proudly represented the Department of Healthcare and Family Service on behalf of the people of the State of Illinois. Sandra is fluent in English and Portuguese, and proficient in Spanish. Sandra was a member of the IFSEA’s Legislative Committee and is a Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Bloomington.
In her free time Sandra loves spending time with her husband and her two adult daughters. Sandra also enjoys gardening, working out, riding her motorcycle and enjoying time on her paddleboard on the lake for exercise.
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, reside in Colorado with their two dogs where he enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, outdoor activities and travel.
Derek is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Vermont and Colorado.
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