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Posted by Ken, a Tax client, Flag
I was hurt on the job and the past three years were very difficult. I was able to pay expenses, but because I was “not working” the bank kept giving me the run around. I sent information numerous times to the bank, but they kept telling me that they never received the information. I was getting very discouraged. I wasn’t sure where to turn. I had worked with an attorney in the past and I was dissatisfied with his lack of concern for what I was going through and the careless follow through. Steven, you did what you said you would. I never felt uncomfortable talking about my situation with you. You understood what I was going through and you explained my legal issues so that I could understand them. Whenever I had a question or issue, you were extremely responsive…something I was not used to with the other attorney. And, you never charged more than our agreed price, no matter how many times I called or how many questions I had. My case seemed as important to you as it was to me. Thanks for that Steven and a whole lot more. You were my light at the end of a very dark tunnel. You are a true professional and your thorough staff was remarkable. I highly recommend Steven Leahy with my big two thumbs up!!!
Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Thank you Steve for the unexpected 500.00 dollars credit that you have sent me from the court fee. That proved to me your honesty and ethical character. Since our first office meeting I felt comfortable sharing my situation with you. I felt that I was able to trust you. You came through with your words and helped me keep my house from foreclosure. I have worked with other lawyers before and have shown that you are above them all. Thanks again for your professionalism and ethics.
Posted by Mary, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Mr. Leahy and his staff are the most kind, efficient, caring , knowledgeable people that I have ever met!
I found Mr. Leahy 4 years ago when my house was going into foreclosure, a very confusing and tumultuous time for me. He explained what needed to be done and how he could accomplish that for me. He also handled my bankruptcy.He quoted me a fair price and has done EXACTLY what he had promised to do!
Mr. Leahy and his staff have always treated me with respect and dignity, something that I really appreciated especially when one is going through such a difficult time.
I am so delighted that I had the good fortune of finding such a fair and upstanding lawyer and his staff to take help me solve my financial problems! I don't know where I would be if I hadn't found them.
I can't thank them enough!
Posted by Chuck, Flag
As I have said to you on many occasions, I’m a hard sell. When my wife first suggested that we contact you, we were about as in need of an attorney as anyone could be, but I refused to accept that there was a solution to our problem. Talk about down and out, defeated in spirit, and negative to the core, I was there. Nonetheless, she was determined that we meet with you. We did, and, as a result, we are now at a place that I could not have dreamed of.
You said that you would address our credit issues, which were myriad, act on our behalf with the IRS, and help us with foreclosures on two houses. All that was for a flat fee, and if that wasn’t enough, we could give you a down payment and pay the balance monthly. It sounded too good to be true, and that’s what I said to my wife. She told me that we could proceed in any way I thought was best, but that everyone in your office assured her that you were good to your word and a nice man. Heady compliments in this day and age. I didn’t believe it, of course.
Not only have you done everything that you said you would, but you have shown an interest that I would never have expected. I thought your “flat fee approach” would vanish once the final monthly payment was made, but that was a year and a half ago, and you have been as attentive and responsive as the first day we signed the agreement. You were also very effective. We were able to keep one of our homes, both of our cars, and all of our personal property. You helped us avoid foreclosure by negotiating an alternative with one of our lenders. And, last but not least, you helped us deal with the IRS and get back on track with our taxes.
You know, Steven, they say that word of mouth is the best form of advertising. Unfortunately, words cannot adequately express how much you have done for my wife and me. I can’t describe the countless sleepless nights and the thoughts of failure with no hope of a solution. I would never have met you and, more importantly, trusted you if not for my wife, but I’m grateful that I did. It’s impossible to describe the difference your actions have made in our lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and God bless you.
As a closing thought, sometimes you read testimonials such as this, and the writer doesn’t give his full name or address. I often question those, and, given the circumstances, privacy is certainly an issue. However, this is too important to the people who need someone like you to help them, so please, if anyone asks, give them my name and phone number so they can put aside those doubts and let you help them to start over financially.
Posted by Kelly, a Foreclosure client, Flag
If you are seeking a lawyer who is knowledgeable, compassionate, and accessable. Steven Leahy is the person you are looking for........Several years ago, we blindly chose Steven Leahy off of the internet to help us out with our Home remod/foreclosure process. It turned out to be one of the best financial decisions we have ever made. We knew of friends and neighbors going through similar experiences with their lawyers, and it is amazing how much better the results can be with the right attorney. From day one, Steven and his staff truly cared about our situation. With his wide array of financial knowledge, we not only used him for the foreclosure process, but also for filing bankruptcy and tax advice. 3 years ago, I never could have predicted the results that Steven has provided us. Our financial situation has improved greatly and we are still living in our home hassle-free. He has helped us every step of the way without any surprises or unexpected fees. His staff is also amazing and always willing to handle our questions with quick and knowledgeable responses. The peace of mind he has given our family is truly priceless and I would gladly recommend him to anyone who wants to get a positive result from a bad situation.
Posted by John, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
After attempting a mortgage modification the mortgage company filed foreclosure proceedings against us. After spending money hiring several law firms and not getting results we were directed to Mr. Leahy. Mr. Leahy advised us to file for bankruptcy protection to save our assets. We let Mr. Leahy and his staff handle our case and 3 years later we are buying the home of our dreams. Thanks to Mr. Leahy my wife and I are enjoying retirement with nary a care. Thanks so much Mr. Leahy
Posted by Frank, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My wife and I have high praises for Atty. Leahy and his staff, most especially Suzanne, in the way they accepted and entertained us from the time we consulted them with our problem and avoid foreclosure of our residence. From the very start we felt a sense of relief and composure especially after the entire process in how our problem can be remedied was explained to us and for knowing that somebody knowledgeable and experienced professional will be behind us. Atty. Leahy gave us the assurance and peace of mind that we needed during those times when we were almost in the brink of giving up our case and accept the consequences of losing our home. Thanks to him we were able to save our residence and have the peace of mind to face our future.
Posted by Don, a Real Estate client, Flag
When I met Mr. Leahy about my pending home foreclosure he took the time to explain in simple lay erms everything I needed to know. He explained it simply and used examples that I could understand. He immediately put me at ease by walking me through the many options I had and worked closely with me on an agreement that would cover me through a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy if needed. However his excellent negotiating skills allowed us to work out a short sale that was better than anything I could have imagined. He and his staff were diligent in executing the plan and they kept me informed and updated every step of the way. I didn't feel like a client at the end of this, but rather like an old friend who they were helping out because they wanted to. I strongly recommend Attorney Leahy. He delivers results and exceeds expectations!
Posted by Char, a Contracts client, Flag
In various area's of both financial and property specific situations - Steven Leahy has exceeded all expectations. Out come of my transactions have been turned around from negative to positive results.
Posted by Wayne, a Foreclosure client, Flag
Attorney Leahy always returned our calls. Kept us up to date. Friendly staff - even had cookies on our visits!!
Posted by Ken, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Searching AVVO for guidance on our legal problems, Mr Leahy was quick to answer many different questions that we posted. He went far beyond the call of duty to ensure we were on the right path even before we hired him. He has proven himself as caring, professional, knowledgeable, and helpful! I was not looking to hire a lawyer through here, but because of his expertise and knowledge, I hired him without a second thought. Since we live far from Chicago, he was even able to set up our consultation via the internet! The whole process has been really pleasant, his staff is great, and unlike other attorneys... he will actually talk to you on the phone to address your issues! If he notices something that doesn't look right, he will take the time to prepare and ensure the best interest of his client!
We feel very comfortable with him and he is a lawyer that you can trust! I can't say enough great things about him and his firm. I would definitely recommend Steven Leahy if you are looking for an attorney that will have your back!
Posted by Jennifer, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Steve Leahy and staff are absolutely amazing! The staff is very helpful and always ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. Steve is very efficient and flawless in his work. He makes the process painless for you and makes you feel confident in every step that is taken all the way until your case is complete. I recommend them to my family and friends and now all of you!
Posted by Laurel, a Foreclosure client, Flag
A truly caring, sincere and razor sharp individual.He's the complete antithesis of all lawyer-joke punchlines.I've put my situation in Steve's able hands,and have had total peace of mind since.My case is still pending, but knowing Steve is going to bat for me has allowed me to sleep at night.Times are tough all over, but knowing and hiring such a competent man has been most comforting.
Posted by David, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Professional, very knowledgeable and always kept me informed with the best move to make. Personally returned phone calls and took the time to thoroughly answer any and all questions. I felt like I had a member of my family protecting my interests. Took the time and effort to go above and beyond what I "hired" him for. Excellent working knowledge of the Illinois legal system and the law in general. This challenging time for me was made so much easier by Mr Leahy and his entire staff...I highly recommend him!!!!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My experience in dealing with Mr. Steven Leahy was very professional and trustworthy. He is a lawyer that really cares about his clients and
most of all he delivers whenever he takes a case. I am not hesitant to
recommend him to my acquaintances and friends for their legal needs.
Posted by David, a Residential client, Flag
I interviewed with Steven in 2009 pending the forclosure on our home in Chicago. Steven gained by confidence that he would get as much time to continue living in our property. It's now 2012 without legal action being served and we still occupy our beautiful home. Thanks to Steven and his professionalsim in knowing how to handle this matter.
Posted by Lenny, a Real Estate client, Flag
Spent a year working with Steven and Staff on my Short Sale and tax issues. Steven and staff could not have been more efficient and responsive. These included the filing of numerous documents and court appearances. You couldn't have better representation.
Posted by Ralph, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Mr. Leahy's credentials surely speak for themselves concerning his expertise but my experience with the way Mr. Leahy handled my bankruptcy case reflected more than just a knowledgeable attorney. Mr. Leahy seemed to me to be genuinely passionate about his field and how he could assist those in need of his services. His very personal approach, attention to details, friendliness and quality of time he offers are honestly just a few reasons why i would recommend him and trust him again to handle any future legal needs.