M. Vanessa Favia

Top rated family law attorney in St. Charles, Illinois

Vanessa Favia Ltd
M. Vanessa Favia
Vanessa Favia Ltd

Practice Areas: Family law, Real estate, Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2005

Education: Drake University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023
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Vanessa Favia Ltd

425 W. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174 Visit website


M. Vanessa Favia is an attorney at the law firm Vanessa Favia Ltd, which has its offices in St. Charles, Illinois. She focuses her practice on family law, criminal law and real estate law. With more than 16 years of experience in the legal field, she represents clients with adoption, alimony, child custody and support, paternity, arraignments, assault and battery, drug and alcohol violations, sex offenses, murder and domestic violence, to name a few. 

Serving St. Charles and the surrounding Chicagoland metro regions, Ms. Favia is licensed to practice in Illinois and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) at DuPage County, where she volunteers her time regularly to help children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. She personalizes strategies for each client’s unique case and fights aggressively for their best interests. 

Graduating with honors from The University of Iowa, Ms. Favia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies and sociology. She went on to pursue law at the Drake University School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor and a litigation and dispute resolution certification. While in law school, she served as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa, the Polk County Prosecutor's Office, the Iowa Attorney General's Office and the Youth Law Center.

Actively associated with the legal community, Ms. Favia has memberships in the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. She is also an active member of the Christian Legal Society. Empathetic and compassionate, she is a tireless advocate for the rights of her clients who are dealing with a family law matter or who have been accused of wrongdoing. She has received a 10/10 rating on Avvo for her notable legal work.

Practice areas

Family law, Real estate: consumer, Criminal defense

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex offenses, Criminal domestic violence

  • 70% Family law
  • 20% Real estate: consumer
  • 10% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 2005, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.vf.legal/vanessafavia

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • CASA of DuPage County, Court Appointed Special Advocate, 2010 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certification in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois, 2005
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005
Educational Background:
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: With Honors, Major: Sociology and Communication Studies - 2001

Office location for M. Vanessa Favia

425 W. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: 331-223-4529


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023

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