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06/08/2016
By: Jolenes Y.
Law Offices Of Donald Franz
Mr. Franz is the only lawyer I have ever written a review on and rated. That says a lot. Mr. Franz merits my 5 STARS. Since knowing Mr. Franz-- DON IS "THE ONLY LAWYER I WILL EVER HIRE!!" The 2 "useless", Unassociated, "Weak", ""Inexperienced"" lawyers who I paid retainers did not return calls until Monday afternoon -/ SELLOUTS! Both charged me for voice mails I left trying to get a Status. Mr. Franz is a professional experienced lawyer. Don stopped unexpected house visits, strange practices, excessive phone calls, awkward dialogs No matter how many times I opened my door, invited them in, welcomed they go through any room-- by themselves until they scared my daughter showing up standing in my porch or driveway. To her they were strangers. I answered calls and questions-- it was never enough. People recommended Don Franz ��������Interrogations every other day about a friend in Lombard and their family member. Guilty by association-- is what I was beginning to experience.
04/11/2013
By: rogerasner
Law Offices Of Donald Franz
Thank you Don for defending me in my divorce case. Thanks for not sugar coating a thing and telling me the truth. Most lawyers just want your money. Don really cares about helping you win. He made going through a divorce so much easier by handling everything for me. He was great! I would recommend this attorney to all!
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02/23/2016
By: George K.
Gehris and Associates
I've always had a great experience with the Attorneys at Gehris & Associates, and I've seen their devotion to their clients first-hand. They know how to get results, and they are excellent at what they do. Kudos, and thanks!!!
05/19/2013
By: orac77
Roth, Melei, Santeler, LTD.
I used Roth Melei for a real estate purchase. Everybody at the firm was very helpful. They were always willing to answer any questions and they got back to me in a timely manner.
11/25/2012
By: james.valles.18
Law Offices Of Donald Franz
Don is a great guy and will fight for you! He always returned my calls and was very organized. I would recommend this lawyer to everyone.
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as yellowpages.com. You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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