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Patrick Byron Markey

Patrick Markey’s Client Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sarah

    Experienced and dependable

    Patrick handled my divorce case in 2011. It was an amicable split (as much as any divorce can be), and we went through a mediator, but I really relied on Patrick to handle the big picture items. He even helped us with the parenting agreement far more than the mediator did.

    I knew absolutely nothing about the law and was very worried I was going to unknowingly agree to something that I would later regret. But, Patrick made sure I understood every word of the agreement and all of the ramifications, which was a huge relief. He knows what he is doing, and is honest and hard-working. I was able to calm down because I knew I was in good hands.

    Patrick is very professional and knowledgable, and got everything through the courts in no time at all -- he made it as painless as possible.

    Patrick has since helped us revise the parenting agreement and certain terms of the alimony/child support as my ex-husband had employment and salary changes. And, I think I've called him a few times for advice. He is just very personable and helpful!

    I strongly recommend him.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sean

    Calm Demeanor, Fairness, Integrity...

    Patrick handled my not-so-amicable divorce and post-divorce proceedings. His greatest strength is his ability to remain calm when everyone around him is unable to do so. His calmness and foresight allowed a complicated divorce to move along and not get bogged down in petty details. He understood that the decisions being made in an emotional case would be long term and the agreement being reached had to work for both sides. A year and a half after my divorce was finalized, I lost my job. With no income, I was faced with having to modify both the maintenance and child support. Patrick worked with my ex-wife and her lawyer to negotiate a fair modification. After I found employment, I had to return to court to once again to readjust the terms of the marriage settlement agreement. In a tense situation in the courtroom, Patrick stood his ground and calmly and logically helped everyone come to agreement. If everyone in the legal profession was like Patrick, there would be less litigation and more collaboration. In what can be a cold and frightening legal system, he is a refreshing bit of humanity. I give Patrick and the entire law firm my highest recommendation.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    He is an excellent Divorce Attorney.

    I hired Patrick for a very messy long divorce and he was very helpful and patient throughout the entire process. There was a custody battle and a real estate short sale and he was very good at keeping me informed and advising me throughout the entire thing. He was very good at giving his honest assessment of what is realistic to get when going through court. He had a good rapport with the judge in my case and got results. I would highly recommend him for anyone going through a complicated divorce.

  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by Rula A

    Patrick talked the talk but could'nt get results, OVERPRICED

    I know divorces are complicated and costly but it seemed like the fees and court cases were never ending. Patrick is some what knowledgeable and I preferred he come to court cases and not any other lawyers. after consulting other lawyers I realized I was overpaying for promise that was never reached. After spending thousands, Patrick's outlook on my case changed and he said there was not much he can do anymore. I am now starting over with another lawyer who is more knowledgeable. closer and less expensive

    Patrick Byron Markey’s response: “I am sorry you had a bad experience. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Best of luck to you going forward.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Brian

    The top attorney in Illinois

    I spent ten years of a horrible divorce with a high profile attorney who believed as Illinois does that fathers have no custody rights. Even with joint custody, he tried to get me to accept visitation status quo every other weekend ect and he made my ex wife residential guardian. This caused my son to move to a less safe city with a poor school system in spite of my arguments to be able to provide him a better life! Every opportunity I made for him was battled back in the courts: he wanted to play hockey at age 6, his Mother did not want to have to "traipse around after him"he wanted drum lessons, she thought it foolish. HE needed special help with reading for dyslexia, she did not want it to conflict with her schedule. My attorney age 70 thought I was foolish to fight for my son, his Mother knew best.
    It took me 10 years to fire him and find Patrick!
    Patrick is an amazing attorney and compassionate Human being. He fought for me, he understood me, he cared about my son and what was best for him.
    Please believe me, I lived the nightmare you may be in, I did the research and found the best attorney in Illinois, he proved his reputation to me by results.
    You can get my phone number from him and I will answer all your questions.
    My son is now 19 and lives with me full-time.
    He played hockey for 8 years and won state championship. He is the drummer in a band that has played festivals accross the Midwest and opened for legendary rock bands. He is a student at C.O.D. earning a degree in cyber security.
    Don't waste years of your life with the wrong attorney. Patrick changed my life and my sons life.
    I prayed for God to help me through this terrible struggle and he sent Patrick.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Incredible legal team had touched my life

    I am so grateful for everything that Patrick and his team had done for me beginning with the first day when Patrick took the time to hear my story, beyond his legal advice, the care as a human being. The divorce procedure was very frightening and stressful, but Patrick led me through it all with his guidance and patience. With all my heart, I highly recommend Patrick as a divorce lawyer.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    Perfect lawyer for a complicated case

    Patrick Markey did an excellent job on my very complicated child custody case. It involved two separate jurisdictions and lawyers in two different states. He was clear with his expectations for how the case would proceed and extremely knowledgeable of the intricacies of child custody law. I would hire Mr. Markey and his team again in a heartbeat. Because of his hard work and excellent representation I was able to remain in the state where I lived with my child despite my ex's attempts to force us to move.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Family client

    Honest, reasonable, a blessing!

    Patrick helped me put the finishing touches on my divorce agreement. He was concise, very easy to work with and very reasonable.

    A few years later when I had a issue arise over the agreement, he took my call for free and walked me through the issue which was raised by the other side and gave me his opinion.

    In the world of family law, he is a God send!

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Mr. Markey is a good lawyer

    for my divorce case, I hired Mr. Markey. He is a good lawyer, giving suggestions, and detailed billing. Always answer my questions quickly. However, I raised some requests which he thinks not possible in the court, and he resisted my requests. Basically he thinks I should declare all my assets and my ex should declare all her assets then divided our marital assets according to the law. Also, my wife acted as her own lawyer, and I felt that he was too accommodating to her and not accommodating enough to me. So I switched to another lawyer because that lawyer vaguely promised to do what I requested. But once I hired the other lawyer, he did not do that, or could not do that. In the end, I got the same result just like if I kept Mr. Markey as my lawyer. I think Mr. Markey is a honest lawyer, but I would suggest he be more straight forward and be better at educating clients.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Olivia

    Awesome Legal Team

    Patrick and his team Were Always An Email Or A Phone Call away. The communication about the case was superior. I felt comfortable how the case was handled and how it ended. I would use his firm again and would suggest anyone else to as well.