Posted by John
Called to set up an initial consultation and Darran was very nice and responsive. After paying my retainer though the service and responses were less than timely or professional. It took multiple calls to illicit a response from Darran. The real shame of it all was his over billing for services provided by his office staff that he tried to claim he performed. Eventually we settled on a bill far less than he claimed he was entitled to. I eventually tired of this run around and ended up talking directly to my spouses attorney saving me untold amounts of money and aggravation. As a side note to my conversations with the opposing attorney. The spouses attorney claimed that when Darran continued to send paperwork (which was never reviewed or approved by me) and appeared in court unnecesarraly, he questioned him about it and the only concern for him was that he was billing his client. I would not recommend this attorney to anyone who values professionalism from their attorney.
Posted by MJM
I cannot say enough good things about this law firm. Initially, I started out with a high priced downtown Chicago law firm to represent me during my divorce and child custody issues. I spent thousands of dollars on my previous attorney who basically did nothing for me. My previous lawyer did very little work on my case and I kept receiving huge bills. My case wasn't moving along as fast as I wanted it to and the legal promises made by my previous attorney weren't happening. I was absolutely frustrated. I was recommended to The Barhaugh Law Firm by a coworker of mine. I had a free half hour phone consultation with Darran and I knew right away that he was very knowledgeable and that he had enough experience. I am glad that I hired him because my experiences with this law firm were incredibly positive. He was very professional and took time to fit me in his schedule even at the last minute when legal emergencies arose with my ex. He always returned every one of my phone calls or responded to my emails either that very same day or first thing the next morning. He put a lot of time and effort into my case and he kept me regularly updated. In court, he was fantastic and represented me very well. He was not intimidated by the well known high priced lawyer my ex hired. He even arranged my child custody so that I am able to move out of the state with my child if I so wish. My previous high priced attorney wasn't even willing to consider that, let alone fight for it in court. Darran worked with me regarding a payment plan since I had already spent thousands on my previous attorney. I was extremely satisfied with Darran's legal representation and I will continue to have Darran as my attorney. What I like best about Darran is that he is a straight shooter (no BS), he is a hard worker, and he never promised me something that he couldn't deliver in regards to my legal case. He took time to explain the law to me. My previous attorney did not do that. I am writing this review because I went through hell during my divorce and child custody before hiring The Barhaugh Law Firm, and I had wished that I would have known about The Barhaugh Law Firm during the initial stages of the process. I would have saved myself a lot of time, money and aggrevation. Do yourself a favor and have this law firm represent you for divorce and child custody. I am telling you, you can't go wrong with this law firm. I can only imagine the disasterous legal outcomes if I had stayed with my previous attorney, and I thank God I found and hired The Barhaugh Law firm.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Mr. Barhaugh provided excellent representation of my case and kept me very informed as to what was going on during the entire process. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with a family law issue, but especially when involving divorce, child support and custody.