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Misty J. Cygan
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury...
  • Florida, Illinois
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Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with dual degrees. During her four years in the military, Misty was responsible for producing a weekly flying and aircraft maintenance schedule for a fleet of 24 F-15 fighter jets. Misty also provided support for Operation Noble Eagle in response to the 9/11 attacks.

At the core of Misty’s practice is her love of the law and her desire to help people. Her practice focuses on representing small business owners in business disputes, family law (i.e., divorce, child custody, and child support issues), employment-related immigration and cargo transport violations by the Department of Homeland Security. Misty is an accredited attorney with the Veteran’s Administration for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Misty’s passion of the law is exceeded only by her love for animals. During law school, Misty served as the Secretary for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF), whose goal was to help pass new legislation as it related to the protection of animals and for stricter penalties and punishment for animal abuse. She also currently volunteers with PAWS Chicago, the area’s largest no kill humane organization. An animal-lover since she was a child in rural Wisconsin, Misty assists fellow animal-lovers in providing for their pets after they are gone or can no longer care for them. There are several ways to provide for your pet, including wills and trusts for animals.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Estate Planning
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Associate
Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law
- Current
Education
North Carolina Wesleyan College
B.A. | Criminal Justice, Psychology
Honors: summa cum laude
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Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
J.D.
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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PAWS Chicago
Volunteer
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Task Force Member on Unauthorized Practice of Law
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Developments in piercing the corporate veil
Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs, vol. 59, no. 12
Certifications
Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney
Veteran’s Administration
Websites & Blogs
Website
Misty April Cygan's Website Profile
Website
Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law Website
Blog
Chicago Business Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law
Park Ridge Office
15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 825-9260
Telephone: (847) 823-9030 Ext. 234
Fax: (847) 823-9393