Craig Stebic, Husband Of Missing Mom, Sued By Own Attorney

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — An attorney for the husband of a missing Plainfield mother Lisa Stebic is taking his own client to court.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports, Craig Stebic, whose wife was last seen in April 2007, is being sued by his longtime attorney, Dion Davi.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports

Davi had been representing Craig Stebic in a case brought by Lisa’s relatives, who wanted visitation rights for the couple’s two children.

The case was settled in 2008, in a compromise that was sealed in court documents, the Joliet Herald-News reported.

On Dec. 22, Davi filed a petition asking for payment of $10,371 in fees, and filed a motion to withdraw as Craig Stebic’s attorney.

Craig Stebic hired Davi before Lisa’s disappearance, when he filed for divorce from Lisa citing irreconcilable differences, the newspaper reported. The couple had sought joint custody of their children, with Lisa as the primary parent, the Herald-News reported.

Lisa Stebic was 37 when she disappeared on April 30, 2007. Craig Stebic said she had gone to work out and never returned.

Authorities and Lisa’s family believe she was the victim of foul play, and Craig Stebic has been named as a person of interest.

The Stebic case dominated the headlines for much of 2007, until another similar missing persons case in Bolingbrook surfaced in October of that year. That case involved former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, and the disappearance of his third wife, Stacy.

A $75,000 reward has been on the table for information in the Stebic case.

  • David

    Police should stop labeling people,”Persons of Interest”, in the media. There are far too many conspiracy hounds and haters willing to try people in the media, even if there is absolutely no evidence to support such an accusation. Drew Petersen is a perfect example. Many people hate the guy based solely on what they know from media reports. Nevermind that police and prosecuters have no evidence against him. They may as well forget about the second autopsy, purchased by Savio’s family and forget the BS hearsay from people who hate his guts. They’ll say what they have to say, to get the result they think is just!!!

  • Zoey

    I thought the article was about Craig Stebic.

    Last I read, Drew Peterson was still sitting in Will County jail with a hefty bond on his media loving mouth. Even Peterson is not so naive to believe there is no evidence against him.

    Hopefully, Lisa Stebic’s case will also move forward in 2012.

  • Larry Horse's Arse Horse's Arse

    Peterson is in jail because he did it twice.

    Stebic isn’t because he only did it once and, like Peterson the second time, left no evidence.

    The evidence in the first Peterson case was tainted by coverup and the biased coroner’s jury (someone on the jury knew Peterson).

    Both are guilty as sin.

  • facsmiley

    Sounds as if “David” is basing his own opinion on what he reads in the media rather than on the facts of the case. Personally, I like to stick to the facts. The second autopsy was not performed by Dr. Blum. This is how he testified at Peterson’s preliminary hearing:

    “Blum, who said he laid down in Savio’s tub as part of his investigation, testified the injury to the back of Savio’s head may have been made shortly after her death and not as a result of a fall. He also pointed to a wound in the area of Savio’s diaphragm as one that wouldn’t have been caused in a fall.
    “The bruise was deep, down to the bone,” he said.

    He also agreed with Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow’s suggestion that the diaphragm injury might have been caused by what Glasgow called a “bear hug.”

    Blum also testified that Savio had no measurable drugs or alcohol in her system when she died – an effort to head off the argument defense attorneys have raised that perhaps Savio was in a condition that would have made a fall more likely…

    …The defense theory is that Savio slipped and fell in her tub, hit her head, then drowned. Dr. Blum, who performed the second autopsy on Savio’s body in 2007 strongly disagreed, saying, “The ugly facts of the injuries destroy that beautiful theory.””

    Evidence. Physical evidence.

  • facsmiley

    Sorry, I meant to write that the second autopsy was not performed by Dr. Baden. It was performed by Dr. Blum for the State.

    Baden did the third autopsy as a courtesy to the Savio family and it probably will not be admitted in court. However, Blum has already testified and probably will again in the trial.

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