Based on 5 reviews
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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.
"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.
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)
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.
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.