Paul E. Chadwick: Paul graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He spent the next three years working as a business consultant at the Milwaukee office of Arthur Andersen. Paul then earned a law degree from Northern Illinois University and has been practicing law at Fearer, Nye & Chadwick’s Rochelle office since 2004. His practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, family law, probate, estate planning, municipal law, civil litigation and other general practice areas.

Paul was born and raised in Rochelle, and he has actively served the Rochelle community throughout his life. He has served on the board of directors of the Rochelle Area Community Foundation, Rochelle Community Hospital Association, Kishwaukee College Foundation, and Rochelle Junior Tackle. He is a member of the Ogle County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and St. Patrick Catholic Church. Paul enjoys practicing law in his hometown with his father, Robert, and his wife, Kaycee. He is the father of four rambunctious boys and enjoys coaching them in football, basketball and baseball during his spare time.



Phil Nye, Jr. During his 36 years as a member of the Illinois Bar, Phil has developed an extensive knowledge of Probate, Real Estate, and Corporate law. This experience has been used to benefit both clients of the firm and numerous charities and not-for-profit organizations, including Kishwaukee College Foundation, Rochelle Community Hospital, and the Village of Progress Foundation.

Phil’s academic background includes a BA degree from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois. His professional memberships include the Ogle County Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Phil also served 6 years as a member of the General Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association and 13 years as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois.

Robert T. Chadwick. After graduation from the United States Air Force Academy with aBachelor of Science degree in political science, Bob served as a pilot in Southeast Asia and at various strategic air command bases throughout the United States. Following completion of his tour of duty, Bob received a masters degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University and then earned a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. Bob’s practice includes extensive work in the areas of probate, estate planning, real estate law, and taxation.

Bob is a lifelong resident of Rochelle. He has been active in the Rochelle community, serving 12 years on the Rochelle Township High School Board (10 as President), 21 years on the Zoning Board of Appeals and six years as President of the Downtown Rochelle Association. In addition, he has coached Junior Tackle football, baseball and basketball teams for 17 years and has come out of coaching retirement to help his three sons coach his nine grandchildren. Bob is a member of the Ogle County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Kaycee Chadwick