Scott & Fiello Schwartz LLC

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Scott & Fiello Schwartz, LLC was founded in 2018. 

 
 

Attorneys

 
 
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Partner

Emily Scott

Emily is a determined and fierce advocate for her clients.  At the same time her welcoming smile and friendly personality will put you at ease when discussing your legal problem. Emily has spent the last 12 years representing clients in real estate, eviction and installment sales contract cases. Whether it is negotiating a settlement or taking a case to court, Emily’s experience allows her to get results for her clients. 

Emily has an Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. While in law school, she worked for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and was hired as a staff attorney there after graduation.  

While at Land of Lincoln, Emily represented hundreds of clients and was promoted to senior staff attorney. She was in-charge of Land of Lincoln’s Housing Task Force, which is responsible for insuring all of the housing attorneys (covering 65 Illinois counties) are aware of current housing law and for providing guidance and support for those attorneys.

Emily served on the Board of Directors for St. Clair County’s Homeless Action Council (HAC) for more than 10 years. In this role, she organized the first Project Homeless Connect in St. Clair County. This annual event allows homeless people in St. Clair County to have access to help offered by a variety of social service agencies in one place rather than having to travel to the individual offices of those agencies. 

Emily was a volunteer for Girls Club in East St. Louis for 10 years. As the Girls Club Coordinator, she served as a role model for young underprivileged girls and organized events to allow them to experience life outside of the housing projects of East St. Louis.

 

Education

Southern Illinois School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2006

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Urban and Regional Planning in 2003

Activities & Affiliations

  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Billy Goat Racing

Bar Admissions

  •  Illinois
 

 
 
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Partner

Caitlin Fiello Schwartz

Caitlin is a strong and hard-working advocate for her clients.  She believes that it is important for her client’s voice to be heard no matter what type of case they have.  She is experienced both inside and outside the courtroom, having helped clients negotiate fair settlements when she can and taking their case to court when necessary. Her wide experience includes: real estate, foreclosure, landlord/tenant, and family matters (divorce, custody, support and domestic violence issues).

Caitlin prides herself on listening to her clients so that she knows what is important to them and what their goal is.  She believes that communication is the key to a good relationship with her clients.  Caitlin will:

·   make sure she understands the problem you want help with

·   explain to you how the law affects that problem

·   explain to you what your options are

·   work with you to make a plan to achieve the option you choose

·   keep you up-to-date on what is happening with your case

The legal process can be stressful and intimidating.  Caitlin will make sure you have the information you need to reduce your stress and make the process less intimidating.

Caitlin has a psychology degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. After graduation from law school and passing the bar exam, she worked as a staff attorney with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance in both Alton and East St. Louis before going into private practice.

Caitlin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, St. Clair County Bar Association and the Tri-City Bar Association, where she served as an officer for several years, including as president in 2016.   

 

Education

Southern Illinois School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2013

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Psychology, 2008

Activities & Affiliations

  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member 
  • Tri-City Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member  

 

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois