Wheaton Family Law Firm McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. Promotes Gabby Antoniolli to Junior Partner

Maria Antoniolli

McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp P.C. is pleased to announce Attorney Maria “Gabby” Antoniolli as its newest junior partner. The decision to select Gabby as a junior partner was based on her proven track record as an outstanding attorney as well as her leadership skills and involvement in the legal community. Gabby’s versatility and skill in handling a wide variety of legal issues make her an ideal candidate for partnership at McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp P.C.

Gabby represents clients who are experiencing a variety of legal concerns, from divorce to criminal charges. She has proven herself to be adept as a skilled negotiator and advocate as well as a vigorous litigator when necessary to serve her clients’ interests. In addition to being a certified Guardian ad Litem, Gabby holds J.D. certificates in Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution and is active with the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and DuPage County Bar Association. Gabby was also named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2022, a peer-nominated award for exemplary talent and dedication.

"Gabby provides exceptional legal services to our clients across a range of practice areas, including family and criminal law. Her remarkable work ethic and strong legal skills have played a critical role in the success of our growing firm," said Lisa Giese, a founding partner at McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C.

Family Law Attorneys with Wheaton and Geneva firm McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. Recognized for their Continuous Dedication to the Community and Profession

MNGR PR May 2022

McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. is excited to share the recent accomplishments of two of the firm’s family law attorneys. Attorneys Jessica Defino and Lisa Giese have both made tremendous strides in the legal profession in the last month, and they continue to demonstrate the passion and commitment that the firm instills in its everyday practice. McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C (MNGR) is led by four female partners and is thrilled to support members of the team as they champion women throughout the professional landscape.

Jessica L. Defino, an associate attorney with MNGR since its inception, has been elected president of the DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Attorney Defino was sworn in as President by Judge Michael Reidy on May 19, 2022. The Justinian Society of Lawyers believes in strengthening relationships among its members and enhancing the legal profession as a whole. As president, Jessica Defino looks forward to restoring several of the society’s events and programs that were put on pause due to the pandemic, such as the Justinian Socials and the Society’s scholarship program.

Attorney Defino has invested a substantial amount of her time contributing to the betterment of numerous professional associations. Even before being admitted to the Illinois State Bar, Jessica Defino was involved with the Justinian Society as a law student, and she has also been actively involved in the DuPage County Bar Association throughout her career, currently serving on its Board of Directors as well as various committees. A certified mediator and guardian ad litem, Attorney Defino serves family law clients from MNGR’s Wheaton and Geneva offices.

McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. Attorneys Receive 2021 Super Lawyers Awards

2021 Super Lawyers

Several attorneys at McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. in Wheaton, IL were recently recognized as 2021 Super Lawyers in the practice area of Family Law. Attorney Jane E. Nagle and Attorney Jessica L. Defino were selected as 2021 Rising Stars. Attorney Lisa M. Giese was named a 2021 Super Lawyer.


Super Lawyers is a comprehensive directory featuring detailed profiles of attorneys across the United States who have attained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement in more than 70 practice areas. The patented selection process includes independent research, in addition to peer nominations and evaluations. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the state are named as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5 percent of attorneys can be designated as Rising Stars.

Throughout her legal career, Lisa has handled thousands of family law cases, including contested and uncontested divorce cases. She has proven success in issues such as support modification and enforcement, paternity and parenting time (visitation), allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) and removal (relocation), DCFS appeals, orders of protection, and guardianship.

Kane County Bar Association President Joins Wheaton Law Firm to Form McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C.

McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C.

The law firm of McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. is excited to announce their merger with Kane County Bar Association President Attorney Emily Rapp of MagnusonRapp, LLC. The merged firm, McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C., will consist of four experienced partners and six associate attorneys with distinct and varying legal backgrounds. The firm dedicates its legal efforts to family law matters, criminal proceedings, real estate closings, estate planning, and bankruptcy cases.

Attorney Emily Rapp is an established and trusted attorney in Kane and DuPage Counties and the surrounding areas. Her position as the President of the Kane County Bar Association exemplifies her commitment to the legal profession and families of Illinois. She has been recognized by her peers for her outstanding dedication to family law matters on numerous occasions, and she has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Emily is an active member of the legal community serving as vice-chair of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee and as a member of the Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.

“Attorney Emily Rapp is an exceptional attorney, and we are incredibly excited and proud to have her join us. Her wisdom, skill, and compassion regarding family law matters make her an invaluable asset to our team and our clients. We look forward to growing our firm with Attorney Rapp on our team,” commented Lisa Giese.

McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. Open New Law Firm in Wheaton, IL


McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. (MNGR) is proud to announce the opening of their new law firm in Wheaton, IL. With more than 75 years of combined experience in divorce and family law, their accomplished attorneys are well-qualified to assist the citizens of DuPage County and surrounding areas with a variety of legal matters.

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