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William Samuel Wigoda

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  1. Lawyer only cares about money, not the family! Stay AWAY!!

    Posted by a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend William Wigoda.
    • I hired William 1-6 months ago.
    • William handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Hired as the children's lawyer. Charges 395 per hour. Wants to "take things step by step" = drain your money. Said he would "wrap things up in 3 weeks" 3 months later, nothing. He was also more concerned about getting paid, than the true welfare of the kids. Attempted to schedule a meeting during their father's visitation time, which tells me that he didn't even know the visitation schedule.

  2. Over billed

    Posted by Angie, a Juvenile client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Average
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend William Wigoda.
    • I hired William 1-3 years ago.
    • William handled my Juvenile matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I had a taxy levy on my wages, could not afford to pay my current invoice of his. Previously, I had always paid my bill. When I could not, he tried to garnish my wages, but that could not happen since the IRS was taking money from my paycheck, over 70%. He then put a lein on my home, the home where myself and two children live. The two children he was representing in my divorce. He would go to court when he was not needed and charged me for that. I sent him emails and a voicemail pleading with him not to do this and he did not respond to me. He was supposed to represent my children, he responded at first to my daughter's texts, at the start of the case. Then he stopped responding to her altogether, when she was most anxious about the visitation situation.

  3. Avoid

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend William Wigoda.
    • I hired William more than 3 years ago.
    • William handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Puts his own self-interests first, only concern is generating fees. Was argumentative, confrontational and in my opinion did not conduct himself in a professional. The sale of my residence was of the the most significant priority and he delayed in getting the court order for five months and then refused to execute said order, ultimately withdrawing four months after that. I filed a formal complaint with the Illinois Disciplinary Commission noting several issues, however no action resulted.