D.A.W.L. Board Members
Victoria C. Kelly, 37th President
Victoria (Vicki) Kelly takes great pride in navigating her clients through complicated family law issues. She attended Quincy University for her undergraduate, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Finance. She also played on the softball team at Quincy. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University. Vicki is a Partner at Grunyk Family Law located in Naperville, Illinois.
Melissa Kuffel, Vice President
Melissa is a graduate of University of Madison-Wisconsin with a degree in Journalism. She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in 2008. She has concentrated her legal practice in family law matters, including divorce, post-decree matters, parenting and support issues, paternity, DCFS, guardianship and adoptions. Melissa represents clients in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, Will, Lake, and LaSalle Counties.
Megan Gieseler, Second Vice President
Megan Gieseler has a tremendous amount of experience, knowledge, and vigilance in family law cases. Megan has the combination of empathy and kindness for her clients and assertiveness and intelligence required for the courtroom. Megan has built her career on the principal of helping her clients on a personal level and is committed to serving the community, whenever possible.
Andrea L. Collins, Third Vice President
Andrea is an Associate Attorney at SpyratosDavis, LLC in Lisle, Illinois. She is a 2013 graduate of Elmhurst College, where she majored in Business Administration and Political Science, and played on the women’s soccer team. Andrea graduated from The John Marshall Law School in January 2016. She focuses her practice in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, subrogation, arbitration, and family law. Andrea also enjoys sports and being involved in the community. She is a volunteer for the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, and enjoys competitive agility with her Border Collie and therapy dog visits with her mutt.
Nisha B. Parikh, Treasurer
Nisha B. Parikh practices in areas of mortgage foreclose, bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights. Nisha is a graduate of The Ohio State University (2001) and has worked as a case worker for Children Services and as an investigator for Juvenile and Domestic Court. Nisha is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2009) and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Norther, Cental, and Southern Districts of Illinois. Nisha is the Supervising Attorney of Bankruptcy at Anselmo, Lindberg & Associates. Nisha is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta, the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees.
Amanda M. Zannoni, Secretary
Amanda represents clients in the area of trusts and estates, and family law. She attended law school at Syracuse University College of Law and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the federal bar of the Northern District of Illinois. Amanda is actively involved in public service. She was the recipient of the Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Service Award in 2018-2019, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Justinian’s Association for Italian American Lawyers in addition to her service to D.A.W.L. Before choosing to pursue the practice of law, Amanda worked as a behavioral health professional in rural Maine, serving families with children experiencing difficulties related to mental and developmental disorders, including autism, oppositional defiance disorder, and attachment disorders.
Natalie Lamphier, Director
Natalie Lamphier is an associate attorney at Dussias Wittenberg Koenigsberger, LLP, which she joined in 2019. Natalie represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters with a focus on handling issues in contentious divorces. Natalie and her firm practice exclusively in the area of family law, including high-net worth litigation, and business valuations. Natalie earned her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in the state of Minnesota in 2015. Outside of her work, Natalie has a deep love of history, donuts, and classical music.
Maria "Gabby" Antoniolli, Director
Maria “Gabby” Antoniolli is a graduate of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and earned her Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in 2012. Gabby began her legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. In 2018, Gabby joined a small family law firm in DuPage County where she practiced primarily in domestic relations matters. Gabby joined McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C. in 2020 where she continues to practice family law matters and criminal defense litigation.
Anel Bautista, Director
Anel grew up in St. Charles, Illinois and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2006 with a Bachelor's in Journalism. After obtaining her B.A, Anel attended Elgin Community College where she received her Paralegal Certificate. She worked as a paralegal for 7 years and then pursued a law degree. Anel continued to work as a paralegal while she attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Anel was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2018. Since then, she has focused on serving large financial institutions in foreclosure and title related matters. Anel also has experience assisting individual clients with their family law, estate planning, real estate, and business law needs. In her free time, Anel enjoys reading (especially historical fiction books), cooking (mostly gluten-free and vegetarian recipes), crafting, traveling, volunteering and going on long walks with her cavapoo Philippe.
Stephanie Kopalski, Director
Stephanie earned her B.A. in Spanish and History from DePaul University in 2013 and was awarded a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2016. Stephanie’s area of practice lies not only in commercial transactional and litigation matters but also the nexus between them. As a litigator, Stephanie represents clients involved in commercial and business litigation, including breach of contract, shareholder and partner disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, business torts, and fraud, as well as estate and trust disputes, among others. On the transactional side, Stephanie has taken companies from start to finish, i.e. formation, operation, growth, and exit through merger or acquisition. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, snowboarding, running, cheering for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago Cubs, and Bayern Munich, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Angela Iaria, Immediate Past President
Angela was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2009 and the State of Wisconsin in 2010. She has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Angela practices in the areas of litigation, family law and real estate. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar Association.