We are the preeminent divorce and family law firm in Bloomington, Illinois with
over 100 years combined legal experience. We focus on providing compassionate and professional legal services for all areas of family law.

How We Help
Family Law

We are ready to fight for you.

Marriage / Divorce

If you are considering divorce or need help with divorce-related matters, our team can help you every step of the way.

Child / Spousal Support

Our team is committed to preserving the children’s best interests and safety, no matter what the circumstances are in the case

Custody / Paternity

Our team is committed to preserving the children’s best interests and safety, no matter what the circumstances are in the case.

Orders of Protection

If you are facing unwanted contact from another person, our team can help protect you.


Attorneys from Allison & Mosby-Scott, can help you navigate the field of adoption with confidence and personal care.

Family Law Team

Ready to Assist you through whatever legal issues you are facing.

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Michelle R. Mosby-Scott

Attorney at Law - Founder & Managing Member

Michelle R. Mosby-Scott is the founder and Managing Member 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 her husband Michael have three children and live in Bloomington, IL. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travel.

Professional Organizations:
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.

Bar Admissions:
Illinois (1995)
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.

Thomas Sanner

Attorney at Law

Thomas Sanner is an experienced attorney with a diverse legal background in civil law. Practicing in the areas of contracts, construction, municipal property, probate, family, business, and regulatory law. Thomas is proud to have provided quality legal services to clients in a wide range of legal issues. Now, Thomas focuses his practice on family law to meet the needs of clients in the Central Illinois area through assertive representation and personal attention. Thomas has gained valuable experience and perspective in the litigation of family law matters. Thomas is a strong advocate for children and their best interests. In addition to serving the needs of clients, he is also often appointed as a GAL to serve the interests of children.
Thomas was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. After graduating high school, Thomas earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law Thomas returned to the Central Illinois area to practice law.
Thomas takes a personal interest in his clients’ legal needs and advocates strongly to ensure their voices are heard. Thomas considers his compassion, attention to detail, and effective communication to be some of his most important qualities in serving as counsel for his clients and meeting their objectives.
In his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time outdoors, playing tennis, traveling, competitive shooting sports, and spending time with loved ones. He is active in USTA tennis leagues and a member of the McLean County Bar Association.

Sandra Molinari

Attorney at Law

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.

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Michael T. Scott

Attorney at Law & Member

Michael T. Scott is an attorney and member at Allison & Mosby-Scott. Michael’s practice areas include business and commercial law; business organization and transactions; mergers and acquisitions; estate planning; healthcare; crop insurance; and captive insurance company taxation, formation and regulation. Michael also serves as President of Allison & Mosby-Scott Risk Management, the firm’s risk management consulting practice. Michael leverages his 29 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.

Michael has served as VP & Associate General Counsel, Insurance & Litigation at Farmer's Business Network where he provided legal counsel, guidance and oversight of all areas of the Company’s insurance and risk management programs. Michael also spent 15 years as 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 served 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 his wife Michelle have three children and live in Bloomington, IL. Michael enjoys golf, sports, and travel.

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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.


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!!!

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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.

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