Admitted to practice law in 2007, Kristopher Piereth is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he attended on a partial scholarship. As a partner with the firm, he focuses his practice on areas of family, criminal law and personal injury. Kristopher Piereth is trained and experienced in representing clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges, both adult and juvenile, as well as divorce and parentage actions.
The John Marshall Law School – Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor, May 2007
Moot Court, Best Brief, Spring 2006; Illinois Appellate Lawyers Moot Court Competition
Moot Court, Best Oral Advocate, Fall 2006; National Moot Court Health Law Competition
The University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana, IL
Bachelor’s Degree 2004 Liberal Arts and Science, Speech Communication
Minor in English
Amato, Sheen, Majer, & Piereth P.C. – Sycamore, Yorkville, Joliet, & St. Charles, IL
(August 2011 – Present)
Representing clients in complex divorce actions, parentage disputes, and post-decree enforcement issues. Drafting and negotiating favorable settlement agreements and parenting plans while saving clients time and money. Criminal defense ranging from traffic tickets to felonies, including negotiating favorable outcomes, mitigating penalties and obtaining winning outcomes at trial.
McHenry County Public Defender’s Office
(December 2007 – August 2011)
Traffic, misdemeanor, and felonies with an emphasis on DUI defense and domestic batteries. Extensive research, motion practice and trial experience handing a high volume of cases assigned to the Public Defender’s office.