Posted by John
Going through a Divorce was hard enough, but the best decision I could have ever made was hiring Debra! She fought every step of the way for me and my children, and I am forever grateful to her. She knows the law, knows how to make things happen, and got me what I needed. I would recommend her to anyone, except my ex-wife. If you are looking to retain a lawyer, hurry and get her before your Ex does first.
Unfortunately my divorce got ugly and Debra was able to keep things civil, and worked with the attorneys in order to make sure that everything was facilitated properly. I am not one to write reviews like this, but I hope this helps someone in serious need of legal assistance.
Posted by a client
Debra is a a great honest, strong, straight forward, warm hearted person. She guided me throughout my case listening to all of my concerns and explaining all the details. She never cuts corners and kept me notified with everything throughout the process. I felt confident during my case and never compromised. She answered all of my questions promptly with a great attitude and continues to give me legal advice. I've heard many horror attorney stories and working with Debra has been with great ease. Her team is strong and very dedicated. I highly recommend Debra. She will settle your case with great skill and assist you with everything she can. She is one of the top lawyers in this country with a great heart.
Posted by a Family client
She blamed me for the proceedings not going in my favor. The only calls I received were about "her bills" She never spoke up in court and allowed the process to rule racking up the bills that I was unable to pay. I did tell her I was out of money. She never gave me the option to go pro se which would have saved my house as she and the children's attorney have both sued me. My kids are back, my family intact but now I have no money to support them as I pay for my home a second time to cover excessive and attorney fees.
Posted by Chiara
I met with Ms DiMaggio when I first moved to Chicago to seek legal counsel about child custody matters. She welcomed me into her office, and spoke to me at length about my circumstances. She advised me NOT to seek custody modification, even though that meant obviously not hiring her. A year later my situation changed and I decided to pursue sole custody. Ms DiMaggio remembered my case, even though I had met with her only once, and took my case. Throughout the process she was kind, compassionate, supportive and helpful. I highly recommend her.
Posted by a Divorce client
"Debra blew through a great deal of my money without speaking to me or letting me know what she was doing. It was a complete disaster. I don't know how Debra DiMaggio keeps clients. She is impersonal, arrogant and irresponsible with her clients."
I have to now get rid of her and hire another attorney to pick up the pieces. $75,000 later and nothing, 8 months later and nothing. Her webpage does not match the end result more in her pocket way less in mine...go elsewhere.
Posted by Stan Malinowski
Fabulous Lawyer, Fabulous Service!
Having seen the negative reviews for Debra DiMaggio, I doubt their veracity.
This is why the negative reviews are PATENTLY FALSE (likely, not posted by ACTUAL clients): Though I believe that an attorney might get a consistent 5 star rating, my being familiar with Miss DiMaggio's knowledge and ethics it would be impossible to give a 1 star rating.
I first employed Miss DiMaggio's legal services about 4 or 5 years ago* and have continued to use her services when the occasion presented itself as I will explain.
Having never been married and, therefore, not seeking a divorce I, nonetheless, required attorney services. Miss DiMaggio has saved me more than 10 thousand dollars in a single litigation.
I have recommended Miss DiMaggio to three friends all seeking divorce. Though I am not privy to the details with respect to any proceedings, each of my friends has spoken glowingly of Miss DiMaggio.
The friend I referred most recently reported to me how impressed he was with the scope and depth of her knowledge particularly, as compared with the attorney he was first going to use.
Oh, the two other friends have suggested that we ALL get together for dinner, such is Miss DiMaggio's charm!
Finally, I'm not going to hide behind merely using my first name. I'd be happy to recommend Debra DiMaggio's Law Firm! I am Stan (removed last name, and email address)
Posted by Barbara
Debra DiMaggio met me once for 30 seconds and then handed me over to an overworked associate who was completely unprepared every time I met with her or we went to court. The first time I met with the associate she sat there reading over my information for the first time. She couldn't even remember my name and had no idea what my case was about. Debra blew through a great deal of my money without speaking to me or letting me know what she was doing. It was a complete disaster. I don't know how Debra DiMaggio keeps clients. She is impersonal, arrogant and irresponsible with her clients.
I had to get rid of her and hire another attorney to pick up the pieces.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I used Debra for a custody matter. She was never prepared for court. She never addressed the case personally but used an extremely inexperienced associate who took 14 drafts to complete a three paragraph letter. I had to fire her and retain new attorneys to get the case wrapped up.