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Posted by Brian, a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Dan Kollias after my previous lawyer was unable to move my divorce along in an efficient, beneficial manner. Before retaining him, I explained the situation and what I expected. Dan clearly spelled out to me his intended next steps, and how he would approach the situation. After retaining him, Dan immediately followed through on those steps as promised. He did a great job of filtering out the non-important issues and kept his actions working towards finalizing the divorce and obtaining the terms that were in my best interest. As a father being threatened with loss of custody and basic parenting rights, Dan gave me the confidence to stand firm on the things I needed without the worry of losing those rights. Dan was consistently very responsive with both phone calls and emails. He did a great job of summarizing to me where everything stood at every phase of the process. Dan is very knowledgable, and made it a priority to make sure I understood things clearly. I would absolutely recommend him as a divorce lawyer.
Posted by Jennifer, a Family client, Flag
Mr. Kollias was very helpful with my case. He genuinely cared about my children and their well being. He fought for what was right for my children. I felt safe through the whole process knowing that he would do everything possible to help my family. He was always available whenever I wanted/needed information and went out of his way to get me resources. I would highly recommend Daniel Kollias to anyone searching for an attorney as well as use him again if ever needed.
Posted by Julia, a Child Support client, Flag
I first retained Daniel for the divorce of my first marriage. When going through such a horrible time, you don't always have your head on right. Daniel helped get me through all the legal stuff I knew nothing about. He was/is quite knowledgeable and it made this whole situation much easier. I used him again for another issue with my ex-husband. My current husband also used him to try to have more custody with his three boys, which he did get the time he wanted.
Posted by Jacquelyn, a Divorce client, Flag
Dan's expert handling of my divorce case was beyond my expectations. He takes control, documents your facts and summarizes options for you throughout the process. You will always get a timely response by email or phone. He will not forget the facts in your case or be uprepared for milestones along the way. He will advise on important matters but act per your direction. Finally, he will maintain a positive and professional communication with all parties involved.
Posted by Melanie, a Divorce client, Flag
I have already recommended Daniel to 2 other friends. He is VERY knowledgeable and prepared me for what to expect during a very difficult time in my life!
Posted by Larry, a Probate client, Flag
After dealing with a different lawyer for several months going through probate on my parents estate, Dan was recommended to me. Within 30 minutes of talking with him on the phone I had 10 times more knowledge of the process, requirements, and timing to expect. I released my previous lawyer and immediately hired Dan to complete the handling of the probate. He kept me well informed through email and phone conversations and also deferred less critical tasks to his assistant which kept the overall costs down. I even received a check back from the retainer I had provided him. I would highly recommend Dan if you are in need of a lawyer or legal advice.
Posted by Jim, a Divorce client, Flag
Dan was very knowledgable and helpful. Even after the divorce and final payment he would offer support for simple questions. Throughout the process he was very cost conscious.
Posted by Matthew, a Child Support client, Flag
The first time I met with Dan, I was extremely stressed out about my legal situation. He was very quick to put me at ease, and has been willing to work with me at every turn. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable, and looks out for the best interests of his clients. I am extremely pleased with his services, and would highly recommend him to anyone who asks.
Posted by Geoff, a Divorce client, Flag
Dan is a excellent lawyer. He took over a case that had been poorly handled and stuck with it through its conclusion. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone in the divorce process. His strength is his ability to keep the client informed of the case progress. He is also very good at protecting a clients rights regarding assets and childrens issues.
Posted by Lisa, a Divorce client, Flag
I can never thank Dan enough for what he did for me. He was always one step ahead and had a plan of attack and a Plan B. In addition, he would give me many options in directions I could choose so my hands weren't tied. I also was amazed at his availability and honest concern for my well being. I've already refered him!
Posted by Chris, a Child Support client, Flag
Expertly handled a very complicated and unique case. When IL. Dept. of Revenue, Dept.of Family Services, I.R.S., U.S. State Dept., and ex-wifes attorney are saying I still owed $70,000 plus, Dan was able to prove to the courts and all others that I had in fact over paid, and put an end to wage garnishments and passport restrictions.
Posted by Bob, a Contracts client, Flag
Daniel Kollias was great to work with on my legal issues. I would highly recommend Dan -- always on top of issues, always quick to respond.
Posted by Michael, a Divorce client, Flag
My divorce started out simple but got very complicated quickly. I spent a lot of time with Dan and trusted him to help me - which he did! I am very happy with his efforts and would recommend him to anybody I know who needs this type of service. Dan was very professional and had the knowledge to the get the job done. Without Dan, I think my situtation would have been worse.
Posted by Timothy N Troutman, a Estate Planning client, Flag
I have had the pleasure and benefit of having Dan represent my businesses, clients, and myself multiple times. As a financial planner it is important to have someone that not only understands the importance of client relationships but honors those. Dan has represented numerous clients of mine over the years and I plan on referring more clients to him in the future.
Posted by Wes, a Child Custody client, Flag
I have had the special priviledge to work with Dan Kollias on many occasions within the last 6 years. He has been the most honest, straight forward and trustworthy person I have ever had dealings with. I have recommended Dan to several of my freinds that have had needed legal council or advice and I will always recommend Dan to anyone that may need his services. I have had a very special and at times, difficult divorce/child custody case and Dan ALWAYS had an answer for me wether I liked it or not. Dan, his staff, and fellow attorneys that share the office space with him were always there and the communication was always excellent.
I still can not thank Dan enough for all the help he has given to me and my family through all the difficult times we went throught. Dan actually cared what happened to me, my children and the whole court proceedings, it is a very rare person that you find that can show that they care in this profession. In my opinion the fees that Dan charged, he went above and beyond what he needed to to make sure that everything was handled to the best of his abilities and the time he spent was very well documented. I was very satisfied with paying what Dan asked as I knew what I was getting in return, very well worth what the fees were.
Again I want to say thanks to Dan and his staff for all the help and support that I was given during all the years of court proceedings that we went through.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
Very helpful with my situation, and affordable.
Posted by Tod, a Business client, Flag
When I needed a responsive lawyer to assist me in completing an asset purchase of a company, I asked many of my business associates to refer me to someone they were familiar with.
I was referred to Dan based on his knowledge and demeanor, to handle my purchase. Dan did an outstanding job in asking me many questions prior to taking me as a client, so he could give me an accurate assessment and give me some things to consider as I went through the process.
Dan developed a checklist of what he needed from me, as well as what he was doing on his end, so we always knew what still needed to be done and by whom.This may sound like a simple, logical way of doing things. However, my experience has proven that this method is not commonplace.
At the closing, Dan facilitated the conversation between the two parties involved and explained each document that was being presented and executed by both parties.
Everything well very smoothly.
I appreciate Dan's assistance and would recommend Dan to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by a Foreclosure client, Flag
I have been in the insurance industry for 20 years and have worked with many defense counsel . I would highly recommend Mr Kollias for any type of complex litigation . Very responsive professional and knowledgeable.
Posted by Thomas Bongiorno, a Estate Planning client, Flag
At my mother's funeral, Dan made such a positive impression on my wife, assuring her that if we needed any help in regards to my mom's estate, he would be there for us. She informed me that night that "Dan is our family lawyer"
He also help out tremendously when faced with providing a document for a specific need, Dan basically created a custom agreement from scratch to meet our needs exactly.
Posted by Jerad, a Family client, Flag
Had very little knowledge. Was misleading regarding fees. Had to resort to hiring another attorney who immediately resolved our issue in one appearance after Mr. Kollias had unnecessarily continued our case multiple times.