4.5 stars 17 totalReview Dean Taradash
Posted by a client
Dean successfully represented me in a divorce case. I had spoken to a number of lawyers prior to talking to Dean and was pleasantly struck by how sharp and on point he is. Throughout the process, he was at all times exceptionally efficient, professional and astute in matters of divorce law. He always returned my calls within an hour and accurately set my expectations. I'd highly recommend Dean for his impeccable conduct and reliability.
Posted by Sarah
I was referred to Dean by a former client of his. I was unable to come to his office during office hours and he was willing to meet with me over the weekend to discuss my case. It was an emotional time for me but Dean was still able to help me understand the system a little better and help me understand what I was entitled to in my divorce. He didn't want me to waste my time and money focusing on things that he knew wouldn't go my way. I respected that because I had heard horror stories about other attorneys who tell you what you want to hear and then disappear. That wasn't Dean. He kept cost down by helping me maneuver through what I should be fighting for and why. He was always willing to answer my questions. Even when I called him after hours. Although no one wants to go through a divorce, having Dean as a lawyer during the process made the fight a little less painful. The friend who referred me to him had nothing but positive things to say. He was actually able to gain custody of his son during his divorce which he didn’t expect but is so grateful to Dean for having fought and won for him. Dean has a lot of experience and is a lawyer who is willing to tell you the truth. He fought for me hard even on a few thing we knew I wouldn't prevail. And on many more things were we did. He has a great presence in the courtroom. The Judge’s respect him which was a huge confidence boost as his client. I hope my case never heats up again but if it does, I will not hesitate to call Dean. And recommend him to anyone that may ask for a suggestion. I didn’t want to need a lawyer but I trust Dean and think he did a very good job for me.
Posted by Kim
I would have to rate Dean with a poor review. I wouldn't rate someone in the poor category unless I felt certain of his actions.
I was going through legal changes with my ex. Changes to parenting agreement and costs for braces and other teenage costs. I used another, less expensive attorney to go through about 5 continuances & a lot of money later and a few things that we asked for were in court order. I called Dean & asked if he would be willing to help me with my final court date and hearing. It was in less then 2 months away, so I was pressured. He said he would do it. I met with Dean and we went over my case. I explained everything to him. I think it went in one ear and out the other. He asked who the opposing attorney was, I told him and he said, oh yea good guy I know him. I was a little thrown back by what he said but thought, ok well if he knows him he still has an ethical responsibility to defend me. I just assumed all the attorneys know each other, thought no big deal.
After our meeting I sent him an email about proper child support calculations. He told me we would discuss at the court house, the day of my hearing. The day of my hearing he pulls out my file which was in total disarray and showed me what the child support should be. I agreed. The other attorney was fighting for a credit to his client a lesser child support, no extra help with ortho care and no help with cell phone. Which all three were already court ordered, except the child support. So really all Dean had to do was show supporting documentation and be done.
When we were finally called to the stand the judge ordered a recess and the 2 attorneys and judge went to the back room to discuss our case. When they returned I find out everything that I had previously fought for was all dismissed and reversed. I find out the original child support order was lowered and there was a falsified credit given to the defendant. The orders for braces and cell phone were also dismissed. When Dean came back to tell me this I was in complete shock and I could swear he was defending the other party instead of me. He says the opposing counsel had fin plan calculations.
I am very disappointed and it was a very costly mistake! I would not recommend Dean whatsoever. I truly feel he lost all for me because I didn't hire him to begin with...or because he knew the opposing counsel. Either way he was definitely not in it for mine or my child's best interests... Very disappointed
Posted by Daniel P.
Dean was there to help me in one of my most stressful moments in my life. The first time we talked, he promised me he will help me, and he delivered his promise. Financial wise, he understands a person’s economic situation and does his best to help you out with it. He is not just an excellent lawyer, but an excellent person as well. He is very professional and serious about his job and goes above and beyond to help his client. At one point of my case when I needed to find another lawyer in a different state, he spent an hour to find the best one, and he did!! I would call him on his cell phone all the time, and he was always there to answer my questions. I find myself very lucky to have Dean by my side. In one sentence, if you want justice, go to Dean Taradash. I highly recommend him. I would like to thank him for everything he did for me.
Posted by Chris Martin
Dean has done what others could not. After 3 years 4 law firms and 330,000 in retirement funds I lost everything. That I did not mind. It was my 3 children in an abusive house hold that hurt. Other law firms bounced around financial disclosures until I was broke. I had turned in many reports of abuse pictures word etc. Now I had video. http://youtu.be/hmkGfRB9b_w No longer could the teenagers be blamed. In a last ditch effort I borrowed money and went looking for a new lawyer. Most laughed at me. The big name fathers right guy would not even look for less than 10g. Law schools turned the backs to me. I turned to Avvo. I posted all my info. Dean responded with in minutes. I called his office on a Saturday. Again he was on top and we set an appointment Monday! Other lawyer responded some telling me what a bad person I was! I was at the end of my rope and so where the children. By Wednesday we went to court. Dean ran the room. I walked with an emergency order of custody! My children are now with me for almost two months. They are very happy, I'm over joyed. We have been to court several times. Each time Dean takes charge stands between me and any opposing force. I never say a word. He remembers and drives them back. Most firms stood behind me. They let the system beat me over and over.
I hate the system. I have few good words. But Dean has shown me hope that justice exists!
I will stand beside Dean Taradash anytime any where. If needed please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is that good!
Posted by Tamar B.
Dean was very helpful and honest. He had our child's best interest at heart. He was a call away when we needed him. Even though my case is over, from time to time I may come across something my ex will do that needs attention and Dean is there to answer questions or give me advice.
Posted by Paul
I needed an attorney for my divorce and luckily found Mr Taradash. I setup an appointment to see him, discussed the issues and was assured to leave the rest to him. He was in continual contact with me, filed the motions with the court and stayed on top of all the paperwork. The very next time I saw him was at the court house when my divorce was finalized.
I cannot thank him enough for handling my divorce with professionalism, dignity and compassion at one of the most difficult times in my life.
Posted by Jacqueline
Dean Taradash could not have been more efficient, reliable and responsive when I was in need of answers. He always followed up with me. He also looks out for his clients best interest and needs. He has a lot of compassion for his client. He is a very intellectual and definitely knows his profession very well!! Any one in need for an excellent family law attorney should contact Dean Taradash.
Posted by F.S.
It was great working with Dean Taradash and his team. Everything was done in a timely fashion, and I received documents related to my case immediately after they were prepared or entered in court. My phone calls and emails were returned immediately. The best part about my experience with Dean’s office was that I did not have to come into their office once. I live in Indiana so it would have been a long commute if Dean needed me to come in, but he was able to do everything by communicating with me through the telephone and email. This was amazing. The only time I had to come to Chicago was for my last court date when my divorce was finalized. Even then, Dean amazed me by his court room presence and organization. Everything went very smoothly and he was very well informed about the law and my case. The dedication by Dean and his staff was really great. I really enjoyed Dean’s representation of me.
Posted by Jennifer
I've been meaning to thank you regarding the work you did on my behalf. You gave me everything I wanted. I've been able to sleep at night not wondering if I was going to get sole custody or not, or if supervised visitation for my son's father would go through or not. I'm the happiest person in the world now, because I know my son is safe. I can't thank you enough. I'm sorry I didn't do it soon.