Vaclavek Stassen P.C.
Thomas A. Vaclavek, Jr. is a partner with the law firm of Vaclavek Stassen, PC. Tom started the firm with his partner, Shawna, to create a different experience for their clients. Tom combines experience, knowledge and creativity to assist his clients navigate through life’s difficult times. Clients describe Tom as “an exceptionally bright litigator” and “personable and thorough.” What sets Tom apart from many in the practice of law is his passion to help people in need. His clients will also tell you that he is a fighter and that he zealously represents them in the courtroom. They will also tell you that he is different from most other attorneys because he gets back to them promptly, keeps them informed and works with them to get the best results for them and their family.
Tom has over 18 years of litigation experience covering a broad range of legal matters including criminal defense, medical malpractice, zoning, personal injury, corporate litigation and family law. He has combined that experience and extensive knowledge in various areas of the law to provide tenacious advocacy for his clients. Tom’s practice concentrates on handling a variety of family matters including complex divorce litigation, collaborative law, mediations, difficult custody disputes, support matters, visitation, significant financial estates, removal, domestic violence, maintenance, pre and post nuptial agreements, civil unions and post-decree matters. Tom is also often appointed by judges to serve as Guardian for the children’s interests in difficult custody disputes as well. His abilities in the courtroom transfer to his handling of transactional matters including assisting clients in the purchase and sale of their homes and preparation of wills, trusts and other estate matters. Tom works with many realtors, agents, lenders and other real estate professionals to ensure that every transaction is handled smoothly and that his clients successfully maneuver through the process.
Tom’s practice covers the collar counties of McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Cook and Lake and has located the offices of Vaclavek Stassen, PC, in Barrington to be centrally located to serve his clients’ interests wherever they may need. He also has the ability to meet clients in other locations should they need to do so.
Tom graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2000 and the University of Arizona in 1996. In 2018 Tom received the Distinguished Service Award by the McHenry County Bar Association in recognition of dedicated service and contribution to the citizens of McHenry County. Tom was recently honored as one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for the second year in a row. In 2018 he was also recognized as one of the 10 Best Real Estate Attorneys by the American Institute of Real Estate Attorneys as well. Tom was honored in 2012 as one of the “Best Under 40” by the McHenry County Business Journal and was named Member of the Year in 2009 by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Tom is very involved in the community that he works and lives in. He is proud to be a board member for CASA and is excited to be involved with various other charitable organizations in the area including Big Brothers Big Sisters. He served on the Board for the McHenry County Housing Authority from 2011 to 2017 and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was also the founding President of the Young Professionals which has produced many leaders in the community since its inception in 2006. Tom is currently on the Board of Governors for the McHenry County Bar Association and the Finance Committee for the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and is active in the Barrington Chamber of Commerce as well. Tom is a member of the Illinois, McHenry and the Northwest Suburban Bar Associations.
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We provide you with the knowledge and expertise when navigating through life’s biggest decisions; primarily focusing on Family Law, Real Estate law, and Estate Planning.
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