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Susan E. Kamman

Attorney at Antioch, IL

3.8   10 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 26 years
    Kansas - KS 35 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Thank you for your support over the years. Susan E. Kamman & Associates provided outstanding representatin to its clients. Mrs. Kamman is very proud of her recognition over many years by Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the top family lawyers in Illinois, and looks forward to her retirement.  For questions about your file or to request a referral, please contact us at 420 Orchard Street, Antioch, Illinois 60002 or

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Susan E. Kamman & Associates
420 Orchard Street
No. 291
Antioch, IL, 60002

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Posted by Elizabeth | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sue was very good at guiding me through my divorce
I had a very positive experience with Mrs. Kamman as my divorce attorney. My case involved custody, a shared underwater home that was complex to get my name removed from (due to the mortgage company), and my wanting to maintain a positive relationship with my Ex. In other words, while it was a friendly divorce; it did involve several issues that needed legal expertise. Sue was able to provide that for me. Also Sue did an outstanding job presenting me in court. The McHenry county judges respect her and she has an excellent working relationship with them. She has the divorce court system memorized down to every detail and form. Recently my Ex passed away, and our child is still a teen. Sue was able to help and guide me on who to contact to take on this next complicated journey. She also was able to provide the estate attorney with the divorce documentation needed. It was very helpful and again it was very good experience. even though it occurred after my divorce business was complete and finalized.
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Posted by Chuck | June 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Chuck
Thank you Susan for your great work. Winning both cases was amazing, your are my new best friend. If I need help in the future I will call you immediately. Your paralegal was awesome. I thank you and your staff. Respectfully, Chuck
Posted by Amaya | April 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Sue Kamman!
I'm eternally grateful for Sue Kamman!! Not only was she able to assist me way beyond my expectations, her calm and empathetic demeanor offered so such emotional support. She explained everything, she gave me different options and so much advice. It didn’t stop after the case either! She goes above and beyond for her clients. I highly recommend Sue without reservation.
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Posted by Frank | June 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended....
I hired Susan to handle my not so pleasant divorce. From the very start Susan was as knowledgeable as they come. I was quite nervous as this was my first dealings with divorce and Susan had all the answers I needed to calm my nerves. The opposing attorney tried to play games during the process and Susan stopped her in her tracks! Susan is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the complicated divorce laws in IL. Susan explained every step of the process and made sure I knew exactly what was going to happen and why it was going to happen. There were no surprises in the billing, as it was clearly stated upon the initial visits what I would be charge and why. Susan's court demeanor is excellent, there were times during my divorce that needed Susan to be stern and forceful which she did, and got the outcome we needed. Susan was always professional and polite with me, there were times when she was tough, but she had to be as things needed to get accomplished and I was dragging my feet... There were times when she was in court all day during trials, and still made the time to call me and make sure things got accomplished. Overall I'm very happy that I went to Susan. My ex wanted ALOT more than I wound up giving her, AND I get to see my kids on a weekly basis that originally wasn't going to happen.
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Posted by Tryon | February 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knows her stuff!!
Sue has helped guide me through a tough time in my life and extremely glad I chose Sue! Her experience and expertise of the legal system left me at ease knowing Sue had my back!!!!
Response from Susan Kamman March 3, 2016
Thanks, Tryon! It's easy with clients like you.
Posted by Jennifer | August 5, 2015
So thankful to have found Sue!
I had been trying to get my ex to pay child support for over 4 years with no luck! I was referred to Sue by a friend and she walked me through every step and got my Ex to pay and it comes straight out of his check! I thought I was fighting a losing battle! I was very impressed with every aspect of Sue and her staff! I would absolutely refer her to anyone in need of an attorney, in fact I already have a few times!!!
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Response from Susan Kamman February 10, 2016
Thanks so much! It was our pleasure. So happy you are getting the money you deserve.
Posted by Pam | July 22, 2015
Found a friend when looking for an attorney
Susan Kamman and her associates are fantastic. I went to her in October of 2013 looking for legal advise and direction. I had been fighting cancer for a little over a year when my husband filed for divorce. I was devastated. After interviewing her and discussing my situation, I left with my lawyer hired, a direction in the fog that I had been living in and a new found friend. Sue Kamman is great. She and her staff are helpful and professional. Throughout the entire process I was kept informed with where my case stood, what was needed from me to proceed and what we were waiting on from the opposing attorney. Sue is direct and to the point. There is never a misunderstanding of what is happening - going to happen - or the direction she is moving in. Unlike others who talk in circles and when you hang up you still don't have a clear answer to your questions. This is never the case with Sue, and she guides her staff to be equally as aware of their conversations. Sue also assisted me with my teen-aged daughter. She helped her understand what is going on - that the divorce is not her fault - and helped her to find direction in what is a very confusing time for kids even without dealing with divorce. Now that the divorce is final I can say it was a pleasure working with Sue. She is more than a lawyer - she is a compassionate individual who works hard for her clients and helps keep them grounded throughout the entire ugly process of divorce. I don't know how my daughter and I would have weathered this storm in our lives without her guidance, support and yes, love. Thank you Susan Kamman
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Response from Susan Kamman February 10, 2016
Thanks, Pam! You will always be a part of our family.
Posted by Nick | April 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Former Client
Completely disappeared after she got my retainer! Our last conversation she told me she was going to respond to my ex’s attorney the moment she hung up the phone, and she never did. Since then, she has not returned a single call, or email, no matter how much I try. This is an extremely difficult time in my (or anyone’s) life and by abandoning me after she got her retainer, she’s made it exponentially harder. Do your research, and understand that lawyers are exactly who you think they are. Especially this one. After over 4 months of no contact from her, I was able to finish out my divorce without the help of Sue Kamman. I had to go around her back in order to get things done because she would not act. She blamed server/email issues for her reason not for contacting me, for over 4 months. Not once did she return one of my many phone calls. Having given up on any help from Sue, I requested she withdraw from my case, so that I could represent myself and finish my divorce. She made zero efforts to do this, and when the court date came, the judge was waiting for her to show up to the zoom call for over a half hour. After my ex’s attorney pressured her, Sue joined the call, just to withdraw as my attorney. She still has over half of my retainer, and has done the bare minimum of work, and effort. If you ask me my opinion, Sue Kamman is a criminal, and a fraud. I’ve requested my retainer back from her multiple times, and I’ve again received no response. This practice shows absolutely no professionalism, or human decency. I am disgusted by her behavior and I hope that the ARDC investigates these claims, as no lawyer should be allowed to do this to anyone. Sue Kamman should be disbarred.
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Posted by Joanne | October 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Steer clear
This woman makes a good first impression and that's about it. Don't be tricked. I met with her February 28 regarding a divorce in which my now-ex and I had agreed on everything and just needed the paperwork pushed through. She said that's easy, even had me deposit $1500 less than her standard retainer and said if I get all my paperwork to her on time, things should be resolved by May/June. I submitted EVERYTHING under the sun, grouped with individual cover sheets by category, both faxed and dropped off in person. Long story short, come July I am freaking out because I haven't heard A THING....eventually I get told my settlement letter is being finalized, wait another month...nothing. Had quite a phone call with her mid August where she literally yelled at me and told me I'm a child that doesn't understand how hard it is being a lawyer. Apparently I lucked out at the end of August because the house we were selling went under contract so Sue finally decided to move. But not without frantically calling me at 10:30pm 36 hours before our court date for the divorce when she realized she essentially never wrote the settlement letter which I was charged $325 for in July and was supposedly mailed at the beginning of August. She claimed "gremlins got in the computer" and screwed up the formatting yet she was asking questions about credit cards, etc all of which was submitted at the beginning of April. I was up past midnight emailing her information so she could just copy and paste it yet there were still mistakes! My retainer? DRAINED. Plus I got billed another $2000.... I got charged $12 for every email I sent asking why Sue didn't call me back. I also got charged $487 to get yelled at by someone I hired that wasn't doing their job. $325 to change one line on the settlement to say that payouts will be made by the title company. I'm missing 2 billing statements which account for over $800 in unknown charges. $4154 for a divorce where both parties were in agreement. AMAZING. This woman is unprofessional and rude. She acts like she's your friend and the. drags out the situation for her benefit. It is literally embarrassing to have her represent you in court - she looks like a mess....what kind of a lawyer wears a sundress to court? I am reporting Sue for my experience with her as my lawyer, and that may mean getting another lawyer to fight some of these charges. Save yourself the trouble!!!
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Posted by bill | October 28, 2014
No hard feelings, I would advise to stay away.
Hired Ms. Kamman. I spent over 4k and got hardly anything accomplished in a very non-contentious divorce. Ended up having to switch attorney's because I could not get her office to respond to email or voicemail. They also misled me regarding discovery, which caused a major rift in the whole divorce. Just a horrible experience overall that ended up costing me EXTRA money. Inefficient, can't handle email, and misleading. She may be quite intelligent and good but I could not overcome the fact that I couldn't get ahold of them and they completely misled me. Overall a complete waste of $4k and ended up costing me EXTRA money. I have no motives other than to advise others to not waste their money. I'm sure some cleaver excuse will follow...
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Response from Susan Kamman February 10, 2016
Bill, we certainly respect your right to your opinion. Unfortunately, attorney-client privilege does not permit us to respond in detail to your comments. We do not mislead people, and it is unfortunate that you have stated that publicly. We suggest that clients call during business hours in order to receive the fastest service and to schedule an appointment to speak with an attorney if someone is in court. In Lake County, Illinois, if your case is not settled within a few months, the judge sets a trial date and discovery cutoffs, whether you like it or not. Court orders must be followed, absent agreement of both sides. We really try not to play with cleavers; they can be dangerous. Thanks for your comment.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Susan E. Kamman & Associates
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD
  • 1989
  • Northwestern University
  • Speech
  • 1985

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Past Vice Chair
  • N/A
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Past Treasurer
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  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Former Board of Directors
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  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Past Trustee
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  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Past President Elect
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  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council
  • Former Member
  • 2002 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Sports Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 1993 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • Million Dollar Family Law Council
  • 2016
  • "Best Law Firms" Rankings
  • 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Female Consumer Lawyers in Illinois
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2010
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2010
  • Top Illinois Attorney
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2009
  • Junior League of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
  • Unforgettable Spirit Award
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter
  • New Article IX: Child Custody Proceedings
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois Paralegal Association Annual Meeting
  • So You Want to be a Child-Support Guru?
  • 2008

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Susan E. Kamman
Attorney
Antioch, IL
Licensed for 35 years