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Posted by Jim,
I hired Mrs Tsamis to defend me in a civil action. She did not return my calls and was late for court. I don't think she is very knowledgeable as the answer to most of my questions was , "I don't know."
Posted by Jennifer, a Employment client,
I hired Betty Tsamis for my unemployment appeal. I wanted to prove that I left my job due to my disability and the harassment I received because of it (in other words, for good cause). I didn’t think I could do that on my own after being denied benefits after my initial hearing, so I hired Betty. I told her about my disability, and how I was treated on the job. She was very sympathetic towards my story and told me how she would handle my case if I hired her.
We lost my first appeal. My last appeal was to the Board of Review. Mrs. Tsamis told me what I needed to get from my doctor. From there, she was able to present my case to the Board of Review. It took the Board over the 120 days to make their decision. However, it was worth the wait, because I finally was awarded my unemployment benefits.
From my understanding, Betty Tsamis usually charges an extra $1500 to prepare for another appeal. Well she did my Board of Review appeal pro bono. I’m forever grateful for her services. She was an advocate and a voice for someone like me who is different and is sometimes treated poorly because of it.
Posted by Richard R., a Appeals client,
I Paid Ms. Tsamis $1500 to help me secure unemployment, while she knew full well that a law in Illinois would prevent me from obtaining unemployment benefits.
Posted by Dan, a Business client,
Clearly values her time above her service. Needed to research basic premises of the law, then billed for the time spent researching. Was often dogmatic and confrontational. Clearly insecure regarding her abilities and skills. Missed appointments without warning. Never communicated any strategy on how she was going to handle my case. When you seek legal councel, you need someone professional, skilled and knowledgeable. Betty Tsamis is none of these things.
Posted by Patrick, a Employment client,
Tsamis is extremely professional and knowledgeable pertaining to human resources law. She handled my case as if I was her biggest clients and trust me, I’m not. She kept me informed and gave me my options. At the end of my case I was extremely happy with the outcome. I would highly recommend Ms. Tsmis and would work with her again in a heart beat.
Posted by Tony, a Health Care client,
I highly recommend Ms. Tsamis because as my attorney she was a passionate advocate who spoke for me when I did not have the words to speak for myself.
After an extended illness I was sued by a major Chicago hospital network for the portion of medical expenses not covered by my group health insurance. The amount I owed was over $100,000, which my insurance would not pay.
I received threatening letters from large law firms and I was served a subpoena. It was terrifying; I had never paid a bill late in my life.
I thought bankruptcy was my only option, so I compiled a list of attorneys from referrals and publications, then set to doing my homework.
I called several attorneys and got LOTS of run around and quite a few awkward questions that made me feel small.
Then I called Ms. Tsamis. She was different immediately, because she spoke to me like a person. She asked my direct questions that made me feel comfortable.
She took my case and dealt with the hospitals as well as the insurance company. She made calls on my behalf and responded to my subpoena. In the end the insurance company paid all amounts, and I was left with a hospital bill of $0.
Ms. Tsamis did an amazing job as my attorney.
Posted by Darryl, a Employment client,
Betty is a strong attorney that is gifted with the ability to quickly asess a situation, and in a short space of time, formulate a results oriented plan, and put it into action. My one experience with her - same day results - convinced me that she is truly the real deal.
Posted by Brun,
I can't thank Betty enough for all her help...I was impressed with Betty, very knowledgeable. I liked that she is honest and upfront with you. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Randy, a Employment client,
Ms. Tsamis represented me in the appeal of an unemployment claim denial. She prepared the appeal, prepped me for the call with the judge and supported me during the call. The judge was complimentary of her work and our appeal was successful. I would highly recommend Ms. Tsamis to anyone seeking an unemployment attorney.
Posted by Bonnie, a Employment client,
Betty help me flawlessly navigate through a sticky non-compete situation, that also involved a repayment clause. She was insightful, thoughtful in her approach and made me feel confident that the end result would be just fine...and it was! Betty has s a passion for law and for providing the protection and professionalism her Clients deserve.