Melei Petsche Spencer attorneys at law

Providing aggressive, effective and responsive legal services in Mchenry County and the Chicagoland area since 1992.

Samuel S. Melei

Sam is a 1996 graduate of Boston College (B.A. History) and a 1999 graduate of DePaul University College of Law.

Sam has been litigating business disputes for over 15 years, and has extensive experience working with clients involved in contract, mechanics lien, consumer fraud, real estate and asset protection litigation, as well as family law matters. Sam also has significant experience with business acquisition and sale transactions, as well as residential and commercial real estate matters. Sam combines his litigation and transactional experience to provide his clients with comprehensive, goal-oriented advice.

Sam has successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court and is highly respected for his appellate work.

Sam is currently the Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of the McHenry County Mental Health Board, a member and past chair of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s B2B Networking Group, and past lecturer at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Shah Center of McHenry County College. Sam was recognized by the McHenry County Business Journal as one of its 10 business professionals under 40 in 2011, and is a past recipient of the Illinois Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Persons award.

William P. Petsche

William P. Petsche is a 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa, a 2008 graduate of Concordia University in Chicago, and a 2011 graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law. Will has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and spent years as a mental health and juvenile counselor. Will has significant experience helping families through difficult situations and he now uses that experience to help advise families and individuals on legal matters.

Will is licensed in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. He is also licensed in the federal Northern District of Illinois and the federal districts of Northern and Southern Iowa. Will is in Roth Melei’s civil litigation department and has extensive experience working with clients involved in contract, mechanics lien, consumer fraud, title insurance, real estate and foreclosure litigation, as well as family law matters. Will also represents clients in real estate transactions, estate planning, probate, and bankruptcy proceedings. In his free time, Will is involved in many community organizations such as the Big Brothers Big Sisters, the McHenry County Bar Association, and coaching for the Marengo High School Wrestling program.

Thomas b. spencer iv

Thomas B. Spencer IV is a 2002 graduate of Truman State University, and a  2006 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law.  Thomas received his license to practice law from the Illinois Supreme Court in 2006.  Since then, Thomas has focused much of his law practice in the area of family law matters, including allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time.  He is an approved Child Representative or Guardian Ad Litem in both McHenry and Kane counties. He believes whole-heartedly that it is his job to help his clients understand their options and make the best decisions possible, while also providing understanding as to the extreme emotional and practical difficulties they may be facing. 

Thomas is a nearly life-long resident of McHenry County and formerly was the chairperson of the McHenry County Ethics Commission.  He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McHenry County Bar Association.  Although active in the McHenry County community, Thomas also devotes much of his free time to his three children. 

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