Joseph R. Napoli II
Beermann LLP
Family law

Tenacity, focus and grit; those are the qualities, along with a deep knowledge of the law, peers say set Joseph R. Napoli II apart from other family law practitioners. 

It is those traits that explain how Napoli has risen so quickly inside the ranks at Chicago's Beermann LLP (a firm recognized by U.S. News as one of the best). Napoli, who started as a law clerk, is now a Partner at Beermann having a book of business and a reputation as one of the most talented within his field.  

Napoli’s representation includes a broad range of clients such as reality TV personalities, professional athletes and high-net worth individuals.  

Napoli has also had success at the appellate level (Greco v. Greco in 2017) – a case involving the enforcement of an oral agreement that was affirmed on appeal in favor of Napoli's client. 

Napoli's fellow attorneys say that he is never outworked, always prepared, and fiercely devoted to his clients. "I have witnessed Joe achieve exceptional results in parenting time disputes for less-than-favorable clients," said one nominator. "Joe is always extremely prepared and retains command over the courtroom and in depositions… Joe knows…precisely how to navigate results for his clients."

Napoli's young age hasn't stopped him from achieving several impressive milestones. He was named as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star for consecutive years, has been featured on ABC’s Channel 7 News as an expert speaking about divorce during the pandemic and has written articles on prenuptial agreements and the change in Illinois law on child support. 

Another reason for Napoli's success? He has what his peers say is an uncanny ability to speak and relate to his audience.  "I have heard Joe speak in public forums. His ability to captivate his audience is second to none and he only gets increasingly more impressive as he continues to grow," said another nominator. His peers say they expect an even brighter future for this young professional. 

Prior to his legal endeavors, Napoli was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the Major League Draft. After his career in professional baseball concluded, Napoli took to law school that same focus and drive and has thrived.