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     3.5 stars 28 total

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by mamma_of2x

    Will you ever work for Cook County?

    It's a shame that you don't work in Cook County court (Daley Center) I would hire you. you seem very nice and soooo nice. and you responded to my e-mail. how sweet of you. :-) Great beard and nice smile :-)
    Julia D.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kimberly

    Great Lawyer that knows the law and will fight for you!

    I had one heck of a legal case with my ex-husband. I knew that I needed one of the best divorce lawyers in Lake County and went immediately to Gary! Gary has many years of experience dealing with divorce and KNOWS the laws. Gary always responded to my emails and questions the same day or in the evenings and on weekends. His responses were via email and phone calls. The paralegals in his office are also great to work with and always very responsive. Please keep in mind that Gary is usually in court and will respond to your emails when he can or in the evenings. His emails are very direct and to the point (no fluff) he tells you the truth and does not lead you on like other lawyers. Everyone tries to be a lawyer and it’s hard to let someone else take control. Once you understand Gary’s style you can sit back and relax and know that he has your back. This man is amazing to watch in action and his responses to other lawyers are impressive! Gary fought like hell for my case and came out swinging right from the start. Gary is well respected by many fellow colleagues and the Judges in Lake County. Very fair with billing and his hours. I highly recommend Gary and can’t thank him enough for taking on my case!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by David

    Compassionate and Fearless.

    My ex wife has been harassing me for years. Gary and his team have been my only protection from her unwarranted claims and accusations. His billing is fair and his response time is better than other attorneys I have had in the past. Thanks for your support Gary!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    If you want the best, you have to learn to work under his terms

    I read all the reviews on this site before I hired Gary and his firm. I was concerned with the overwhelming comments on his style of communication but I wanted the best. I accepted that Gary handles his cases his way and learn to work with that. I wasn't hiring a pen pal, I hired him to win my case. As everyone knows, men are the treated as the bank in divorce cases and Gary minimized my liability. I didn't hire Gary to tell him what to do. I told him what I was willing to accept as fair and he achieved results over and above that. Gary likes to say that a divorce is 10% law and 90% psychological. Gary's ability to use his relationships made all the difference in world. I didn't hire Gary, he accepted to take my case and he was worth every penny he charged me and then some. He accepted my case after my first pre-trial and it paid off. In the end he was able to negotiate a deal that far exceeded his costs. I will recommend his firm to anyone who wants get a fair settlement but understand that you are not in charge and to let him do what he is great at and that is getting results. I will admit, his communication style is unique but his results are what you are paying for.
    Signed, the guy with the purple socks.

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by Jimmy

    Legal Cowboy - if he can't rubber stamp it and send you the bill he withdraws

    My Joint Parenting Agreement is horribly lopsided and Schlesinger let me know it by rubbing it in my face every time I questioned anything contained in it, yet Schlesinger was my attorney. What happened is that he did NO preparation and I had to represent myself in trying to get a fair shake with Parenting. And his billing practices are nothing short of mercenary. He sends me an email that he is withdrawing after I asked him why he had not read the JPA before the appearance, and then sends me a bill for sending me emails AFTER he had withdrawn. All this knucklehead cares about is $$$. Get a real attorney, one that knows you by name and actually understands your case and pay for what you should expect to get, legal representation.

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    Gary L. Schlesinger’s response: “your jt parenting agreement is lopsided because given the report of the gal and the pre trial recommendation of the judge, that is the best you could get. you signed it. you initialed each page. i did not rubber stamp it. now you want to revisit it and revise it after only a few months. that cannot be done. you knew that. i had read it before the appearance. you and i did discuss it as we went thru it when you initialed each page and signed it. you had the same problem when you accepted her number for the buy out of the house and i told you that you shorted yourself a few thousand. not my fault. same with the jpa. i billed you after i withdrew because you kept sending me emails asking me questions which i answered. i did and do know your name. i thoroughly understood and still do understand your case. rather than blame me, accept some responsibility for your case and its outcome. you caused it, not me.”
  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    The person who wrote "Horrible lawyer. No professionalism" is SPOT ON!!!

    By far the worst attorney in Lake County. His partner is no better. You do not get timely responses and the so called paralegal that they have is just as clueless as everyone else in that office. You do not get documentation in a timely manner. The fact he said that they send you every piece of paper is a lie. Trust me and Trust the reviewer that wrote Horrible lawyer. We are spot on with that experience. I think my kid is more organized than this office.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    A Blessing of an Attorney

    At the moment, things are just fine. I just wanted to say thank you to Gary and
    the rest of the staff at this firm. You guys have no idea how much you helped
    me through THE MOST trying times of my life. All to the benefits of my kids, who by the way are doing amazing.

    Gary you are my favorite Attorney in the world!
    Have a happy Holiday to all of you!!!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Andrea

    Divorce Finalization

    Hello,
    My name is Andrea. I am reflecting back to 2012, in this week of thanksgiving. I had the pleasure of having Gary resolve and finalize my divorce in court and I have to say Gary was so very thorough, diligent, patient, respectful and understanding. I knew I was in good hands and he guided me through the most intense time of my life. I was confident because Gary covered every area with his expertise and experience. Thank you Gary, and thank God for this legal team.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Beau

    Gary is a great lawyer

    Gary was very knowledgeable in regard to the law and what needed to take place in out TPR/adoption case. Self admittedly, his communication from his mobile at times was not as timely, however, his office always responded if he was not available and we did receive copies of any and all court ordered information. Some of the other individuals writing these reviews must understand that lawyers don't always have the time or capability to respond directly to clients. That is the point of having paralegals and office administration. In my opinion, Gary cares about his clients and the outcomes of the cases. He did a great job representing me and my wife and helped us to win the case. He was very thorough in his investigation of laws specific to our case and also took the time when meeting with us to ensure the best outcome in court. I hired Gary after dealing with another lawyer who's professionalism and knowledge was definitely not on the same level as Gary's. I had to fire that lawyer mid case and hired Gary who was very good at picking up the pieces from a horrible lawyer and proceeding with a positive outcome in our case. I would definitely recommend Gary to anyone looking for representation for an adoption case.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Horrible lawyer. No professionalism

    This office was a mess. The staff were decent be Gary makes you cringe. He can't type, he met me in his socks, he was late to our court dates, and he never kept me informed. STAY AWAY.

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    Gary L. Schlesinger’s response: “the office is not a mess. the files that are on desks are being worked on. there is a file room for storage of files not currently being worked on. i can type. i do type. i am typing this. i do not wear shoes at home or in the office because i have psoriasis on my feet. shoes make my feet sweat. sweat contains salt. salt aggravates the psoriasis. court starts at either nine a.m. or one thirty p.m. if there are multiple cases set at the same date and time, a common occurrence for all lawyers, then some cases wait while the lawyer is engaged in another court room. every client gets a copy of every paper we generate or receive, often before the lawyer gets it. emails are answered within 24 hours. who is this?”