Noel W. Sterett, Partner


Noel Sterett has been with Mauck & Baker since May 2007, and he became a member of the firm on January 1, 2012.

Noel’s practice is split between litigation and transactional work on behalf of religious groups and small businesses. He has litigated at both the trial and appellate levels in courts across the country from Idaho to New Jersey, advocating for the civil liberties of churches and ministries in the land use context.

“My practice is primarily devoted to ensuring that people are free to serve God and their neighbors in their communities and in the marketplace,” said Sterett.

Noel was born in Rockford, Ill., and received his undergraduate degree in 2003 from Truman State University where he majored in French.  His love of languages and several semesters abroad in France laid the foundation for his interest in going to law school. “I wanted to use my language skills to serve others. I saw law school as an opportunity to sharpen those skills.”

Noel is a graduate of Regent University’s School of Law where he served for two years as the law school chaplain and as a member of the Christian Legal Society and Regent Students for Life.

Noel now resides in Elmhurst, Illinois with his wife and four children. He is a member at Pathway Community Church in Elmhurst, and currently serves on the board of Courtside Ministries, a prayer ministry for people on their way in and out of court.