“I guide clients through a difficult time with a focus on trust, understanding and an emphasis on results.”
About Joseph. R. Napoli II
Joseph R. Napoli II, a partner at Beermann LLP, is a highly regarded family law attorney. Mr. Napoli has represented reality tv personalities, professional athletes, and other individuals involved high stakes, high profile litigation. Mr. Napoli has been featured on ABC’s Channel 7 news regarding virtual divorce, in the Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest for his multiday trial wherein his client was granted relocation, and by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as a 40 Under Forty Attorney to Watch. Mr. Napoli has also been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomas Reuters and has earned the designation as a Certified Financial Litigator.
Mr. Napoli focuses his practice in all areas of family law – counseling clients in a wide range of dissolution of marriage and paternity proceedings, including allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly custody), child support, maintenance, visitation, removal/relocation, division of property, domestic violence, contempt and enforcement proceedings, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Prior to his legal endeavors, Mr. Napoli was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the Major League Draft.
- J.D., The John Marshall Law School
- B.S., Bradley University
- American Bar Associatiom
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Center of Disability and Elder Law, Professionals Board Member
- Dream for Kids
- 40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
- Client’s Choice Award, Avvo
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers
- National Advocates and American Society of Legal Advocates Awards
- Greco v. Greco, 2017 IL App (1st) 153486-U (Supreme Court Rule 23 Opinion)
Look no further! 5.0 stars Posted by John December 20, 2019 When looking for an attorney, look no further. I had a divorce from hell which I had filed over two years ago and went through four attorneys until I stumbled across Joe. Joe is the consummate professional attorney, who really does care about his client’s best interest. Unlike my previous attorneys, I was able to call Joe on his cell phone if I had any urgent questions or concerns. Joe is knowledgeable, well spoken, takes command of the court room, yet is able to handle delicate situations with “kid- gloves” in order to achieve the best outcome for his clients.
Extraordinary 5.0 stars Posted by Sade November 29, 2019 My experience with Joe was, by far, the best. I couldn’t have been represented by anyone better. Joe helped to get a criminal case involving my child dismissed due to lack of evidence and hearsay. With never having been in any type of serious legal situation, Joe was very receptive, communicative, and encouraging. He was patient and consoling during my time of need. Very professional, diligent and phenomenal at what he does. Joe…
Great knowledgeable Divorce Lawyer 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous September 27, 2019 Joseph knows the law and is able to give quick answers. He is very accessible and responds in a timely manner. He first tries to understand the nature of your case, what your desires are, and then he makes it happen. My case was handled professionally and it was over faster than anticipated. Great Job!
Comment on this review Excellent Attorney 5.0 stars Posted by Dana August 8, 2019 Joseph did a great job helping me through the divorce process. He is extremely knowledgeable and will take the time to explain the laws and options. Would highly recommend Joseph.
Excellent attorney 5.0 stars Posted by Sergei August 7, 2019 Joe has in-depth knowledge and experience handling domestic violence cases. His experience helps him understand what you are up against and the unique challenges you face. He helped me to get through hard times and come up to settlement that works for me and serves my best interests. I highly recommend him.
Professional and knowledgeable 5.0 stars Posted by Kamila April 16, 2019 Joe is a great attorney. Very composed and calculated and concerned about the client’s interest and not just about earning a few. The entire team at Beermann is very professional and works together in client’s best interest. I would definitely recommend Joe to anyone going through divorce process.
Modification of parenting agreement 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous April 2, 2019 I recently had to make a few changes to my parenting agreement. I met with Joe, he gave me some very good advice, and put my mind at ease. I felt that he made the process as smooth as possible. Every question or concern that I had he had an answer for. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
Very Satisfied 5.0 stars Posted by Tanya January 9, 2019 Because of the persistence, legal expertise, and genuine concern for my personal well being a very unpleasant divorce was successfully negotiated by Joseph Napoli II.
Joe Napoli is skilled and will work tirelessly for you 5.0 stars Posted by Steve December 11, 2018 I was extraordinarily impressed with Joe for many reasons: 1. Joe is clearly extremely knowledgeable with divorce law in the Chicago area. 2. Joe is completely devoted to his client and is available 24/7. A late and long Sunday night stands out in my mind. 3. Joe is very sensitive to his client’s needs and is very calming in his approach. 4. Joe is collaborative in his efforts and will consult with other attorneys in his firm on “gray” issues where there is more than one approach , and debate is valuable. I would definitely use Joe again without the need of interviewing others, and would give Joe the highest recommendation.
5.0 stars Posted by Christopher November 28, 2018 Joe Napoli represented us under such precarious circumstances. Having had such horrendous representation prior to Joe, and having been taken advantage of without representation, Joe had his work cut out for him. He handled our custodial case with great care and attention. What continued to amaze me is that no matter how difficult things were or how stressed we were, he had a calming aura in all phases up to and including the…
The ali of lawyers 5.0 stars Posted by Jelani October 3, 2018 I used him to get my kids back. My child’s mom woke up one day and took my kids to another state and wouldn’t let me see them. I called him and he met with me immediately and got me before a judge. Not only did i get my kids back i was given sole custody of them as well. We was very tentative to my case. He made me feel as if i was his only client. He answered every time i called and also worked after hrs.. He is great and honestly the best i have ever seen besides on tv lol. He also wasn’t money hungry like most lawyers are. His main concern was getting my kids back as if they were his……
Superb Attorney 5.0 stars Posted by Donna October 2, 2018 Mr. Napoli II was an amazing divorce attorney. He was honest from the very start and listened to my needs. He resolved my divorce in a timely manner and I’m thankful for his help. I can say Mr. Napoli II went above and beyond!
The best of the best! 5.0 stars Posted by Lauren July 28, 2018 Everyone deserves an attorney like Joe. I didn’t think it was possible to find such a efficient, well educated and caring lawyer who could handle my ex’s impulsive behavior, 10 minutes into our initial phone consultation and I knew he was the perfect choice for me and my children. Joe was very informative, attentive and acted on my situation immediately. Always confident and positive but didn’t hold back in the courtroom. This is…
Custody Case 5.0 stars Posted by Katie June 11, 2018 Living through a custody case is emotionally challenging. I am grateful that I made the correct choice in hiring Joe. He is well versed in the law, and I appreciated his ability to communicate that knowledge to help me navigate these waters. Great adviser to make decisions when negotiating, and also knows when to push a bit harder in the court room. Also thank you to his staff, easy to work with. Very responsive.
Very professional and empathetic at the same time 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous June 4, 2018 Joe has been very good with my case. He takes the time to explain what is happening, he offers his advice but still listens if you have concerns. He has made me feel that he truly cares about my best Interest and has demonstrated empathy during my case which I believe is rare to find. If you want a lawyer that will fight for what is rightfully yours I recommend Joe.
Excellent Family Lawyer 5.0 stars Posted by Carla May 18, 2018 For the first time, I found myself in a situation where I needed a lawyer to attain child support from a very high profile individual. After meeting with Joe, I no longer feared the process of going against a man of status. He was very attentive and informative. He answered all of my questions and ensured that I fully understood the proceedings. Even now, after we’ve settled on an agreement, Joe has made himself available to answer any and all questions that I have. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone if you are looking for a lawyer who is patient, assertive on your behalf and works in your best interest.
Great Attorney 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous April 29, 2018 Joe is an amazing attorney and guy! Very helpful and knowledgeable. He helped me with my custody case and is great at writing orders that contain all the information needed in cases where it may need to be used later down the road. Joe is a great attorney.
Look No Further 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous April 1, 2018 From the moment I met Joe, he inspired confidence and put my fears aside. He was fully attentive to my personal goals in my parental rights case, and had multiple creative approaches to achieving the outcomes I desired, giving me numerous options, which was empowering. He also is very well spoken and has a commanding presence, which all work in your favor. I felt like I was in the best of hands with Joe and the Beermann firm, which…
Divorce 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous August 9, 2017 Joe was recommended to me through a good friend and he was excellent to work with. I sent him an initial email and he promptly got back to me to hear an overview of my separation. He really made me feel more at ease with the whole case by explaining every step of the process. He provided honest and realistic feedback so that there were never any surprises. He was readily available to talk whenever I had questions. A few days before the hearing, we reviewed my case together and he was very straightforward with how he was going to defend me. Divorce cases are never easy for any of the parties involved but I would without a doubt recommend Joe to anyone in the future.
Excellent Family Lawyer 5.0 stars Posted by BLAIR August 4, 2017 Joe was wonderful; he got done what my other lawyer couldn’t do in 3 years in months. He understood exactly what I wanted, and was able to correct Wonderful Divorce Attorney!
5.0 stars Posted by Brian August 3, 2017 Joe was excellent with my case. He was always available to speak to whenever I had any questions regarding my case. Since I don’t live in Illinois, I wasn’t able to go to any of the hearings. Joe went to all the hearings on my behalf and he kept me well informed of all of what went on in the court room. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to speak on my behalf. With this being my first time of going through a divorce, Joe made the process as painless as possible. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone if you are in need of a professional divorce attorney that will look out for what is best for you.
Joe gets things done 5.0 stars Posted by Nela May 22, 2017 I found Joe when I was looking for someone to help me deal with ongoing issues I had with my ex-husband from daily harassment to not honoring visitation schedule and non-payment of child support. At first, I tried to deal with it on my own but it was way too much for me to handle. My life was in constant turmoil and dire need of structure. Thankfully, Joe took over and immediately took care of the most pressing issues. He helped me get an…
One of Best Lawyers I have ever had! 5.0 stars Posted by Rikkell January 6, 2017 When I hired Joe, my divorce had been finalized. My children’s father had been actively pursuing full custody of our children for approximately 2 years. He was using many subversive tactics to manipulate the system in his favor. Quite honestly, the whole thing was akin to a three-ring circus, with a different accusation brought to the court every week. Joe stepped in right away and brought sanity to my case. His calm demeanor decreased…
Attorney Joseph Napoli 5.0 stars Posted by Randall December 14, 2016 When I found Joe, I was exhausted with my case. I had been in a 6 yr. battle with my kids mom and the court’s. Joe saw right away that things were off track and going down hill fast. Joe took the reigns and got my case back on track. Joe obtained the compensation and justice that I was due and set me on a path, with custody of my kids, to have a strong family unit.
Highly recommend, exceeded my expectations! 5.0 stars Posted by Chris December 13, 2016 I hired Joe as my attorney after my ex husband had fallen 2 years behind in his support payments. I went into this with low expectations since my ex did not have a job and hadn’t been looking, but figured something would be better than the nothing I had been receiving. Joe went above and beyond anything I had ever hoped for…
Highly Recommended 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous December 12, 2016 Joe Napoli took the lead in my complex support and custody battle against my very high net worth opponent. His dedicated effort and commitment to achieving results is what ensured that my position was rightfully heard, understood, and awarded in the courtroom. Joe is an attorney who knows the value of believing in his client just as much as the client needs to believe in their attorney. It was imperative to me that I could trust my…
Transparent 5.0 stars Posted by Allan September 19, 2016 Transparent is the best way I can describe Mr. Joe Napoli. During our case, he made sure I understood everything that was going on every step of the way. He took every challenge that came along and heard every one of my needs, and was very clear in letting me know what we could accomplish and what wasn’t realistic. I felt my voice was being heard and my daughter’s best interests were being protected. Napoli kept me grounded at all times…
Making a case 5.0 stars Posted by Cedric Combs March 17, 2016 Joe has been solid in every step of the process. He has made a impossible situation turn in my favor. Every time I step in the court room I feel confident that my best interests are being looked out for. He knows how to work with the opposing counsel to make things right!
100% Satisfaction 5.0 stars Posted by Marla November 3, 2015 My divorce went through on May, 2014. I was very satisfied with my settlement and representation by Beermann Law. Unfortunately, my ex-husband was not happy with the terms of the MSA (which he agreed to). For approximately four months after the divorce was finalized, I was being harassed day and night over trivial issues. Some emails demanded payment of $1.00 for my half of CPS field trips. The anger and venom of these…
Fast & effective….. Great lawyer 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous December 30, 2014 “A neighbor in my building referred me to Mr. Napoli. Due to the short notice I gave Mr. Napoli about my issue, I did not expect anything to get done. Notwithstanding the short notice given, Mr. Napoli was able to react immediately and, as a result, I received a check in the mail in the amount I was requesting.”
Exceptional & Efficient. 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous November 2, 2014 I called Mr. Napoli’s office in a last minute effort to get an issue resolved regarding monies owed to me from my landlord. Many others gave me open ended answers with little to no assurance. I called Mr. Napoli with my problem on a thursday and he was able to get me the money I was asking for by Monday.
Great Lawyer 5.0 stars Posted by Rebecca October 31, 2014 I owe Joe for helping me through one of the hardest times of my life. I didn’t exactly have a plan as divorce is not one of those things you plan for in life. Joe walked me through each stage in the litigation process one step at a time. He was very thorough, professional, knowledgeable and genuine…
Professional 5.0 stars Posted by anonymous August 19, 2014 Mr Napoli is extremely knowledgable and attentive. I hired him thinking I knew everything about family law and he taught me even more. He listens and he carefully reviews all facts and options. Mr. Napoli’s passion shows trough his work ethic. I had other attorneys prior to him and I instantly noticed no passion or people skills. Mr. Napoli is in the business to help and he will get the job done. I was pleased with his performance and professionalism and I highly recommend him.
Great Chicago Divorce Lawyer 5.0 stars Posted by Bonnie January 27, 2014 Joseph is truly one of the best if not the best out there. The divorce process has been very difficult on me emotionally and financially. When I first met Joseph, I had given up on legal representation, initially hiring him just to look over opposing counsel’s proposals. I quickly realized how competent, thorough, and diligent he is to complete this case and complete it in my best interest. At that point, he became my legal representation. He is able to work with my schedule and always responds to my concerns immediately and with respect and care. He even negotiated terms for my case which I thought were not even possible (and I was told unheard of), he made it possible. Also, his friendly and warm demeanor is very helpful when negotiating with opposing counsel and keeping things from getting dramatic. His office staff are very welcoming and accommodating for my children and I. His office is located in a very central location in downtown Chicago and walking distance to the courthouse. Joe also will go on your behalf to represent you in court which can be very helpful if you are a busy professional and/or emotionally exhausted of going into court often. I highly recommend Joseph, it is the best legal decision I’ve ever made.