Michling Plaza & Associates PC Attorneys at Law Woodstock IL

Partners

 
 

Peter D. Michling

Peter D. Michling
Family Law, Estate Planning and General Litigation
pmichling@michlingplaza.com
 
Mr. Michling is a trained Facilitator with over 35 years of legal experience. He specializes in handling Family Law cases to include divorce, child custody, maintenance, parenting time, modification agreements and everything in between. Mr. Michling understands the complexities associated with the trauma of divorce and the need for a common sense approach to reach resolution. He will work hard to help you resolve your issues but if a joint resolution isn’t possible, Mr. Michling will fiercely litigate your case to protect your interests.

Mr. Michling is a 60 year resident of McHenry County, he is married with two grown children, and when he’s not practicing law, he can be found running through town or simply enjoying the great outdoors.

 
Education
  • John Marshall Law School, JD 1982
  • Master of Arts in Ecology at Western State College of Colorado, 1979
  • B.S. Wildlife and Fishery Science at South Dakota State University, 1976

Associations
  • Member of Illinois State Bar Association
  • Admitted to the Illinois Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • Member of McHenry County Bar Association, Past President (1992 – 1993)
  • Member of The Leading Lawyers Network
  • Current Adjunct Professor, Aurora University
  • Current Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School
  • Former Facilitator, McHenry County Focus on the Kids Program, McHenry County College
  • Former Board Member and Chairman, Valley Hi Operating Board
  • Member of the Woodstock Noon Rotary Club, Past President (2012 – 2013)
 

 
 

Ed Plaza

Ed Plaza
Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Municipal Law
eplaza@michlingplaza.com
 

Ed Plaza is the attorney who gets results. His hard-hitting approach has earned the respect of judges, defense attorneys and insurance adjustors throughout Illinois. Ed has earned a reputation as an aggressive negotiator and tough litigator who battles insurance companies and defense firms to achieve positive results for his clients. He has settled thousands of cases and tried over 100 matters in McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Lake and Cook counties, obtaining millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients, in over 30 years of practice.

 
Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD 1978
  • Illinois Institute of Technology

Associations:
  • Member of Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member of McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member of the Lake In The Hills Rotary Club
  • Past President for the Village of Lake in the Hills (2001 – 2013)
  • Admitted to the Illinois Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
 

Associates

 
 

Victoria Skyles

Victoria Skyles
Family Law, Personal Injury
vskyles@michlingplaza.com
 
Victoria Skyles is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois, committed to advocating for individuals and families who are navigating various stages of the legal process. She attended Blackburn College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and later graduated from the John Marshall Law School where she was a member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.
Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Ms. Skyles spent five years investigating insurance fraud for American General and fifteen years handling Property & Casualty claims for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
 
Bar Admission:
  • Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL. J.D.
  • Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL. BA in Psychology.
Professional Memberships and Associations:
  • Phi Delta Phi – The International Legal Fraternity
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • DAR - Member of the Elias Kent Kane Chapter
Volunteer:
  • Kane County Bar Association, “Ask a Lawyer Day” – monthly
  • Administer Justice – monthly clinic
 

 
 

Evan Randall

Evan Randall
Criminial Law
erandall@michlingplaza.com
 
 
Evan Randall is the newest member of the Michling Plaza team. He attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and after graduation, moved back to Woodstock with his wife. Mr. Randall is a native of Woodstock and enjoys living close to his family and friends.
Mr. Randall has been involved in numerous misdemeanor and petty offense cases but has also represented high profile felony matters that have made both local and regional headlines. Mr. Randall prides himself on providing each client with individual attention and ensures that he is easily accessible to his client throughout the legal process.

When away from the office, Mr. Randall can be found on a lake, in a tree, or walking through a cornfield. He’s passionate for anything outdoors and takes almost every “opening season” day off work.
 
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL. J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University for 3 years; Graduate from DePaul with B.S. in Communications.
Professional Memberships and Associations:
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Volunteer:
  • Child Fund (current)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (current, started 2013)
  • Special Olympics (2013-2015)
  • Prairie State Legal Services (2013 to current)
  • Rotary International (current)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout (achieved 2009)
  • Fraternity Community Service Chair (2013)
 
 

 
 

Angela C. Thuma

Angela C. Thuma
Family Law, Elder Law/Probate/Estate Planning
athurma@michlingplaza.com
 
Angela is dedicated to resolving your cases in the areas of family law, estate planning and probate. She is a supportive professional who listens, analyzes and addresses your fears and concerns. She is an aggressive negotiator and litigator. She keeps you informed about every step of the process and helps you make informed decisions. She has successfully negotiated, mediated and tried cases obtaining fair and successful results for her clients and their families.
 

Education
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, JD, Magna Cum Laude, 1996
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, 1993
Associations
  • Member of Illinois State Bar Association since 1996
  • Member of McHenry County Bar Association since 1996, Past President (2010 – 2011)
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois since 1996
  • Family Law Mediator, McHenry County, since 2005
  • Court appointed Guardian ad Litem / Child Representative / Attorney for Child, McHenry County, since 2007
  • Appointed Guardian ad Litem for Probate Court, McHenry County, since 2012
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors (2000 – 2007), Turning Point domestic violence prevention agency