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Laura Diane Horner

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  1. Waste of time and money

    Posted by a client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    • I recommend Laura Horner.

    Laura initially came off as a very confident lawyer and reassured me that the issues I was having regarding my ex would be taken care of without any trouble. She acted excited and ready to go. As soon as my ex retained a lawyer, she seemed very intimidated by their high profile. After 1 year, nothing happened with my case except for motions being filed which went no further then just the filings. I would reach out to Laura multiple times about really important issues and most of the responses took weeks, if any response at all. She always made suggestions based off of what she thought the judge would think or how she would look whether it was helping my situation or hindering it. At one point, I started feeling like she was putting me in a worse position then before hiring her. Finally I decided to seek new counsel after going a solid year without any change in my case. After getting a new lawyer, I realized just how unorganized she was, even in her office. Her Secretary was nice but seemed to not know what she was doing. I'm not one to go out of my way to write reviews, but with the amount of money I wasted, I am hoping to save someone else a potential let down financially and mentally.

  2. Poor communication skills

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura 1-3 years ago.
    • Laura handled my Divorce & Separation matter.

    She was the first attorney I had ever dealt with in my life and had the worst of experience. I had her as my attorney for about 7 months and would have sent her more than 100 emails most of them asking her over and over again about same questions for which I got no answers from her. I may be dumb, idiotic with my questions, but I asked her because I did not know. I did not know law and so I hired her. She would not answer them even if I asked the question for a month every day. Getting her on a call is even more difficult. She only gave me her office number where I can reach her. There was a time I had to call with a different name to get through to her. It was so worst at the end, she did not even answer my questions on billing and kept sending me notices. It was a nightmare hiring her, worse than the divorce itself. She did not do anything on the case and the case almost came to the trial. My next attorney had to work from scratch. It is not just the questions that she did not answer, even communications from the opposing counsel have been sent to me more than a week later. She would not even keep me posted on what she was communicating with the other attorney. Any documents that need my signature, she will say mail it to me. Scanned copy is not something she would encourage. Whether it was she sending me court documents or I sending her signed documents, it was all in mail. I thought that was the all attorneys worked until I worked with an efficient attorney. I was so clueless about my case and more so hopeless. She accidentally sent me an emaiI where she put me down saying things on email to the other attorney. If I was the only one treated so badly, I would like to ask her why?

    If you need a considerate, efficient and responsive attorney, keep looking.

  3. Highly Recommend

    Posted by Ricky Boling, a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura 1-3 years ago.
    • Laura handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I've just begun using Mrs.Horner. She's caring and very responsive to answer all questions. So far she's handled my matter to my satisfaction .

  4. Legal service with personal care

    Posted by a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Good
    Kept me informed
     Good
    • I recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura 1-3 years ago.
    • Laura handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Ms. Horner has the experience to litigate many kinds of cases. Mine in particular was rather acromonious and Ms. Horner kept pressure on the other side and I got the results I wanted.

  5. She Got the Job DONE!

    Posted by Tyree, a Child Custody client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura 1-3 years ago.
    • Laura handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Laura really helped us get our child custody case resolved in a relatively short period of time. We provided her with information/ behaviors and she quarterbacked the process to get us to resolution. She regularly communicated results and next steps. She is very knowledgeable about the legal system and family law. Don't let her soft spoken demeanor fool you, this lawyer can fight.

    It is also obvious to see that she is highly respected by her peers and the presiding judges.

    This is a scary process for anyone to go through; Laura made us feel more comfortable. She regularly re-assured us that we were doing a good thing for our child. She is positive person who kept us moving toward the final goal. She worked with us to allow us to make payments to cover her fee - which was really appreciated.

  6. Child Guardianship Case

    Posted by Kevin T, Lindenhurst, IL, a Guardianship client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura more than 3 years ago.
    • Laura handled my Guardianship matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I would highly recommend Ms. Horner - in a situation where there was considerable uncertainty, she was excellent in answering our many questions and guiding us accordingly through the process.

  7. Laura is great

    Posted by LG,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura more than 3 years ago.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Laura's tremendous experience enables her to be extremely knowledgeable about her practice area. She is personable, sensitive and reasonable yet knows how to be deal with the "other side" appropriately when necessary. Laura is also very honest and has a lot of integrity which is important when choosing a lawyer. I highly recommend Laura.

  8. Caring and Devoted

    Posted by a Child Custody client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura more than 3 years ago.
    • Laura handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    She has really helped me with my legal situation like no other lawyer could. I am very pleased with the outcome and I would recommend her to anyone I know who is dealing with a child custody issue!

  9. If I need an attorney again, she would be my first choice.

    Posted by Jeannie, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Laura Horner.
    • I hired Laura more than 3 years ago.
    • Laura handled my Divorce & Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I found Laura after more than 4 years in court with another attorney. She picked up the case quickly, was more confident and professional than the other attorney and got it brought to an end quickly. Would definitely choose her again, if I need attorney services.

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