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This is actually the sight where I found Ms. Giese after two previous lawyers who came recommended but did little to include me in the decisions and direction of my case. Thankfully I found Lisa, she has been a god send to me. She is bright, prepared, committed, ethical and caring, an unusual set of traits in the divorce field. From our first meeting Lisa seemed invested in my case, she has been extremely hard working and thorough, responding promptly to my questions, emails, and calls . Unfortunately, after many attempts to reach settlement, my divorce had been highly contentious and complicated lasting 3 years. After going to trial as well as the appellate court, both with success, I have continued to retain Lisa's services to enforce the rulings of my settlement and to deal with the endless motions my former husband has initiated. Lisa's calm and warm demeanor as well as her in depth knowledge of the law is reassuring and inspiring. She will never give up on you. Lisa assesses your individual situation and treats you with respect while remaining focused on the best outcome for you. She will explain different courses of action and will act efficiently and honorably. If you are looking for someone who will act in your behalf with integrity and avoids unnecessary petty arguments with opposing counsel then you will not be disappointed in Lisa. She may not tell you what you want to hear at times, but she will be truthful and patient. Her knowledge base, negotiating skills and research driven practice allow her to avoid the nasty tactics that to often are used by other lawyers in this field. I don't know what I would have done without Lisa during this exceptionally stressful and challenging time. This is one accomplished young lady with insight and maturity beyond her years, not to mention class and grace; you will be impressed with her results.
After over three years of divorce and post-divorce dramatics with my ex, Lisa was able to come in, and for a fraction of the time, cost and aggravation that I'd experienced prior, actually bring some sanity and fairness to my situation. She got me some much needed relief on my maintenance obligations, got me more flexible and more time with my kids, and managed to finally get my name off the mortgage with my ex. I honestly consider her engagement on my case a godsend, and I cannot speak highly enough about her diligence, professionalism, and capability. If you have a need in this avenue, you couldn't possibly do better than to have her on your team!
I was very lucky to find Lisa as my first attorney on my child custody and visitation needs. Where do I start, she’s amazing! Everything from responding quickly to my emails, to handling stressful situations with complete professionalism, through keeping me extremely well informed of the entire process. Lisa is very passionate in her work, and this alone makes a huge difference. Don’t think…just hire her. You won’t be disappointed.
I hired Robert Downs Law (Chicago) in June 2013 for my divorce case. I continued to retain Downs law until end of Jan, 2014 - then I fired them. Downs Law estimated that my divorce case (0 kids, 1 house, 1 car - could go to trial, and last thru the end of 2014, possibly 2015 - for them to handle). This is an "experienced" lawyer, in a high-rise Chicago (Wacker drive) building.
I hired Lisa Giese starting Feb, 2014. Lisa got my case settled, without going to trial, end of May, 2014.
Lisa did in 4 months, what Downs Law failed to do in 8 months.
Lisa did in half the time, and literally half the cost - what the other attorney failed to do.
Would I recommend Lisa to others?
Would I seek her guidance in the future?
Without a doubt!
Thank you, Lisa!!!
Prior to hiring Lisa, I had the misfortune of hemorrhaging money to four other attorneys. Lisa is the absolute best! She has accomplished more for me in a matter of a few short months than any of the other attorney's combined.
Ditto to all the kudos in other reviews! There are not enough adjectives to describe her abilities.
My only regret, is that I didn't find her sooner!
She went above and beyond on the hearing date by getting our case heard. She could have said nothing, and the motion to vacate would have been granted. I know that if I didn’t have a great attorney, the motion would have been granted. She has experience, knowledge, and gave affectionate guidance, she made me believe that I was worth being her client. She handled my case in an extremely competent and professional matter. Aside from just liking her personally, her preparedness was impressive.She had great patience with me, I know that was probably rough. I have great appreciation for her, and her incredible representation, she has been very pleasant, courteous and helpful in her dealings with me and, of course, I will highly recommend her to anybody looking for your services.
Ms. Giese hasn't helped me one bit, even has made me angry more times than not. She made more decisions that went against me than for me. Yet I cannot bring myself to give her anything less than a stellar review. As my children's GAL she has been exceptionally hard working, tactful, honest, patient, caring, compassionate ... absolutely nothing an attorney is supposed to be. I wish I had hired her for my attorney first. I hope anyone reading this can appreciate; though her exceptional reviews from those she has helped is meaningful, their is no higher praise, no higher professional accolade that one can receive, than from ones own critics. I cannot say thank you Lisa, but I can say; well done, very well done.
I changed attorneys and Lisa represented me in a lengthy custody battle. She is smart and fair and I was able to receive custody and start to build a life for the kids.
Lisa helped me finalize a child support issue, she was professional, prompt, responsive and caring, I would Highly recommend her for legal services,
8 years after my divorce my ex-husband and his new wife were starting their "new" family, they has some interesting ideas about reduction in support and daycare regarding my daughter. I needed a knowledgeable attorney that would fight for my daughterâ€™s rights.
Right away Lisa dug into my case and made sure that not only did my ex-husband have to pay additional support (as his salary had increased the past 8 years), but he had to continue to contribute to daycare. He also was required to contribute to extracurricular activities and her schooling, which he previously had not contributed to.
It was obvious that she reviewed all of my previous legal documents and she thoroughly reviewed everything provided to her by his attorney. She even found a few instances where my ex-husband had lied on his financial statements. Lisa was also very responsive whenever I contacted her. She always made sure to keep me informed of what was going on and gave me her honest opinion as to what was in my best interest even if it was what I didn't want to hear.
Lisa proved to be an excellent attorney and someone I would highly recommend.