Attorneys

John L. Fay

John L. Fay is the founding attorney of the law firm of Fay, Farrow and Associates, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and received his Juris Doctor degree from Lewis University College of Law.

John began his professional career as a general practitioner, focusing his practice in the area of family law and domestic relations issues. Since 1985 John has concentrated his practice litigating and resolving issues concerning custody, visitation, child support, maintenance and property division. John enjoys a reputation among his peers as a thorough and assertive advocate for his clients. He is known by his clients to be responsive and compassionate in meeting the stressful demands individuals often face in domestic relations cases.

John is currently affiliated with the following professional associations: American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Du Page County Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, and is a member of the family law domestic relations committees of each bar association. He is also a certified family law mediator.

John was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and now resides in Naperville, Illinois with his wife Anita and their six children.

Professional History:

Education:

Juris Doctor degree: Lewis University College of Law, 1978
Bachelor Arts degree: Northern Illinois University, 1975

Admitted:

Illinois Licensure: 1979

Professional Practice History:

Law Offices of Fay, Farrow and Associates, P.C. 2004 to Present
Law Offices of John L. Fay and Associates 1979 to 2004

Practice Concentration:

Family law and domestic relations litigation
Custody, visitation, child support, maintenance, property division
Post divorce modification issues
Domestic Violence cases, Adoption
Custody,Visitation,Mediation

Professional Associations & Activities:

American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Assn.—Family Law Section Member
Du Page County Bar Assn.— Family law committee
Will County Bar Assn.—Family law committee
Certified Mediator
Illinois Bar Foundation

Mark R. Farrow

Mark R. Farrow received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University.

Although he did not major in English, he received the English Department’s annual Orville Baker Award for Excellence in Writing, which is awarded to one student at the end of each academic year.

While studying law at the University of Illinois, Mark was a member of the National Moot Court Team and received the Rickert Award for excellence in moot court. After receiving his Juris Doctor Degree in 1989, Mark served for two years as Appellate Law Clerk to Justice Carl A. Lund (retired).

Mark has practiced law in Naperville since 1991 and joined the Fay firm in 2002 after deciding to concentrate his practice in the field of family law. He became a partner in 2004.

Mark R. FarrowMark’s approach to divorce cases is enlightened by his diverse trial experience and his life experience as a father, stepfather and an individual who has experienced the divorce process firsthand. Mark is known for his intelligence, thorough preparation and sense of perspective, all of which help to eliminate some of the anxiety clients often experience when involved in the legal process.

Mark is affiliated with the Illinois State, DuPage County and Will County Bar Associations. He is certified as a Child’s Representative and an Arbitrator in DuPage County. He is also the President of the Pheasant Glen Homeowners Association.
Mark resides in Naperville with his wife Julie and their two children.

Donald M. Phelan

Donald M. Phelan joined the law firm of Fay, Farrow & Associates, P.C. in 2008 after 24 years as partner in the Naperville/Joliet law firm of Schenk, Duffy, McNamara, Phelan, Carey & Ford, Ltd.

Don’s focus and experience is civil litigation, successfully recovering millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts and awards for his clients accidentally injured, as well as successfully setlling or obtaining awards of custody, support and property for his clients involved in divorce.

Don’s legal experience gives him a multi-faceted perspective to pursue a resolution that will benefit the client. He understands legal problems can be stressful for the client and takes the time to explain his legal analysis and the client’s options to help reduce the level of anxiety commonly found when one faces loss of work due to physical injury or emotional stress due to divorce.

Donald M. PhelanDon graduated from Northern Illinois University, College of Business, and received his Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University. He was admitted to the Illinois State Supreme Court and the United States District Court For The Northern Illinois District Of Illinois in 1980, and is affiliated with the professional associations: DuPage, Will and Illinois state Bar Associations.

Don was born and raised in Joliet and now resides in Naperville with his wife, Sandy and their three children.

Rebecca A. Krawczykowski

Rebecca A. Krawczykowski began her career with Fay, Farrow & Associates, P.C. in 2002, serving as an Intern for John L. Fay. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and from Valparaiso University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. At Valparaiso Law, Rebecca was a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, was elected as the Social and Philanthropic Chair of the Women’s Law Student Association and completed many hours of pro bono work.

While pursuing her degrees, Rebecca held the positions of Legal Secretary, Office Manager and Law Clerk at Fay, Farrow & Associates, P.C. After more than a decade working at the firm, she is proud to be an Associate Attorney and is delighted to continue to work with attorneys and staff that are like family. Rebecca’s extensive experience assisting clients during difficult and emotional times has given her the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively, ensuring that client expectations are being met.

Rebecca’s practice is focused on family law, including adoption, divorce, post-divorce modifications, paternity, child custody, support and visitation, pre-nuptial agreements, wills and estates. Rebecca advocates vigorously for her clients and is able to negotiate effective and practical settlements to avoid costly and prolonged litigation, where appropriate. Rebecca practices in the counties of DuPage, Will, Kane, Kendall and Cook.

Professional History:

Education:

Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science, 2006

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 2013

Practice Concentration:

Family law & domestic relations litigation
Adoption
Divorce: custody, visitation, child support, maintenance and property division
Post divorce modification
Paternity: custody, support and visitation
Orders of protection
Pre-nuptial agreements
Wills
Estates

Professional Associations & Activities:

Illinois Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Will County Bar Association