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  • DUI

Tina Gagliano Mandell

Senior Associate

1200 Harger Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Phone: 630-472-9700

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Ms. Gagliano Mandell earned her J.D. in 2006 from DePaul University College of Law, where she received her Certificate in Criminal Law. She obtained her B.A. in English, summa cum laude, with honors, from Eastern Illinois University in 2003 and also obtained her B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Eastern Illinois University in 2003.

Ms. Gagliano Mandell was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2006 and admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2007.

Practice Areas: Ms. Gagliano Mandell represents clients in all areas of criminal defense and family law, including: Misdemeanor / Felony Defense; Traffic Defense; DUI Defense; Domestic Violence; Expungement / Sealing; Divorce; Parentage; Paternity; Child Custody.

Ms. Gagliano Mandell began her legal career in 2003 through an internship with the Coles County Public Defender. Her experiences with the Public Defender's Office lead to her immediate enrollment at the DePaul University College of Law.

During the course of her legal study, Ms. Gagliano Mandell gained hands-on experience in death penalty cases through her participation with the DePaul Center for Justice in Capital Cases. Through her work with the clinic, Ms. Gagliano began developing skills in researching case law, drafting motions, interviewing witnesses, and investigating and canvassing crime scenes and other areas of interest. Additionally, the clinic provided her an opportunity to assist in the defense of former Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan. As a result of her hard work and participation in the death penalty clinic, in 2005 Ms. Gagliano Mandell was presented with a CALI Award.

Since earning her law degree, Ms. Gagliano Mandell has spent her professional career as a courtroom attorney and litigator, aggressively handling criminal defense and domestic relations matters. She has significant experience in all aspects of litigation, from the discovery phase and interim hearings through trial. A successful negotiator, she leverages her litigation experience to obtain favorable results for clients seeking timely resolution of their matters through tough plea discussions and settlement agreements.

Ms. Gagliano Mandell takes the time to work with each of her clients, individually, keeping them fully informed of all aspects of their case. She understands that preparation is the key to success and is necessary to fully represent her client's best interests.

Professional Associations: Ms. Gagliano Mandell is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2006 - present; the Chicago Bar Association, 2006 - 2009; and the American Bar Association, 2006 - 2009. Ms. Gagliano Mandell is also an alumni of the following organizations: Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Sigma Pi; Sigma Tau Delta; Sigma Iota Lambda; Mortar Board; and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI / Traffic Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expungement / Sealing

Bar Admissions

Illinois State Bar, 2006
Northern District of Illinois, 2007

Professional Memberships & Associations

Illinois State Bar Association, Member - 2006
American Bar Association, Member - 2006-2009


DePaul University College of Law - 2006

Eastern Illinois University - 2003
B.A. English & B.A. Psychology

Previous Employment

Komie & Associates, Associate Attorney - 2006-2007

Komie & Associates, Law Clerk - 2004-2006

Honors & Awards

CALI Award - DePaul Center for Justice in Capital Cases - 2005
President Award - Eastern Illinois University - 2001

Published Works

Allegations of Child Abuse in Custody Disputes and Visitation Battles
IICLE Illinois Family Law, Vol III: Ch. 3, 2006

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A Different Kind of Law Firm:

  • Know the TRUTH:  You will discuss the nature of the charges filed (or about to be filed) against you with an attorney who speaks plainly and does not use legal-ease.
  • Realize more OPTIONS:  We work for you as a team to defend your rights.  Our ability to see all sides of an issue is not an accident.
  • Budget your MONEY: Legal fees are always discussed upfront so there are no surprises.
  • Expand the POSSIBILITIES:  You will receive an honest opinion as to what we think are the available defenses at a trial, what plea bargains are likely to be offered, and what is likely to happen in the event of conviction.
  • Enjoy the CONVENIENCE: You may have a free initial consultation over the phone or in our office.


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