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|WV||Inactive - Suspended||1995||08/16/2017|
|Ohio State University Moritz College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Michigan||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
Posted by Chris
I was very unhappy with Mr Illikainen from the start. I explained my case and position to him and he seemed not to really care at all. With such a quick turn around for my court hearing of domestic violence, I did not have any other options. There were charges against myself and my x for this case. I called the police on her, they came out and were going to arrest her, but I didn't want to press charges. The next day she pressed charges against me. It was part of his job to get the full police report with the narrative from the officers, and subpoena them to be at court. Since he didn't care or DO HIS JOB, he failed to get these things. Both him, and her lawyer suggested we drop both charges, stating that it's best for my career. So I dropped it. But I didn't do anything to begin with, and that police report would have shown that. I was pissed off about the whole thing to begin with. And I would never use or suggest anyone use Mr Illikainen in the future.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Illikainen is a highly competent and skilled attorney. Although my child custody battle took two years to settle, he kept me informed, while being accessible throughout the process. He was a blessing during this period of my life. The amount of money I paid for his services were well worth it! I've had attorneys want to charge me more money just to start my case. He understood the complexities of my situation (deployed service member, with residence in another state, going through a divorce hearing in the state of residence). He always took note of my concerns and addressed them truthfully. He never made promises he could not deliver, and I respect that. In the end, he cared; I didn't get the feeling my case was about money, but about justice. I must admit, his then, office staff had issues with customer service and lacked competence, but his demeanor and professionalism overshadowed their negative qualities.
Posted by anonymous
I hired this attorney to assist me with a legal matter I was facing in the Army. He supposedly is a military law expert and has worked as a military attorney. I can't speak to his knowledge of the law, except to say that when requesting counsel, he either ignored me completely, or responded with a ridiculously unhelpful and obvious answer. If I ask whether I should pursue course of action A or course of action B, and your response is that I can do either one, you are not providing me expert legal counsel and are, in fact, just wasting my time and money. Furthermore, you get the feeling that when you're in his presence he's just annoyed by you all the time and that's probably not a great way to treat the guy paying you. If you're looking for someone to help you understand the process or to aggressively represent you, this is NOT the guy. I found another attorney who was the polar opposite of this guy and got a great outcome. Look elsewhere for military law assistance. Thanks for nothing.
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