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​​​​​​​​​​​​Beacon Law & Mediation, LLC, owned and managed by attorney Barbara Starke Tishuk, builds on over 25 years of legal experience in private practice, the federal government, and the non-profit sector.  First admitted to practice law in Virginia in 1989, Attorney Tishuk began her legal career with a Washington, D.C. law firm, concentrating in consumer products safety and toxic tort issues.  She later worked at the D.C. headquarters of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the height of the savings and loan crisis.   While there, she handled claims against failed depository institutions, including contract claims, and claims based on personal injury.  She also focused extensively on privacy and consumer protection issues and trained other attorneys on the treatment of cross-border contracts following the failure of an insured depository institution.

​Also admitted to practice law in Illinois and Wisconsin, Ms. Tishuk has,  in addition to handling real estate transactions, represented lenders in mortgage foreclosures and evictions, and has served as a mediator in many litigated cases involving real estate, landlord-tenant disputes, collection matters, homeowners associations, neighbor disputes, animal issues, and emotionally-charged  family disputes.

With an open communication style, compassion, competence, and attention to detail and individual needs, Ms. Tishuk enjoys a very high dispute settlement rate.

Located in Homer Glen, Illinois, Beacon Law and Mediation, LLC serves clients in DuPage County, Will County, and parts of Cook County.